Divisional Spotlight: EM Division

EM Division takes on the meaning of Bulkeley “going places”. Manned by Gas Turbine System Technicians (GSMs and GSEs), they are responsible for all gas turbine engines onboard the ship. They maintain propulsion machinery, including gears, shafting and controllable pitch propellers, assigned auxiliary equipment propulsion control systems, electrical and electronic circuitry up to the printed circuit module, and alarm and warning circuitry. They also handle administrative tasks related to gas turbine propulsion system operation and maintenance. EM Division makes sure Bulkeley gets to where it needs to be, without delay.

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Divisional Spotlight: NN Division

Lost? The men and women of NN Division are more than willing to help you out! Quartermasters (QM), found in NN Division, have been around as long as the Navy has been around sailing wooden frigates during the early times of the United States. Quartermasters stand watch as assistants to Officers of the Deck and the Navigator, serve as helmsman, and perform ship control, navigation and Bridge watch duties. NN Division procures, corrects, uses and stows navigational and oceanographic publications and oceanographic charts, including electronic charts and programs such as Voyage Management System (VMS). They maintain navigational instruments and keep correct navigational time, render “honors and ceremonies” in accordance with national observance and foreign customs, and send and receive visual messages. Vigilantly standing the watch on the decks of ships throughout the world, Quartermasters were vital to America’s defense then and still are today.

Divisional Spotlight: HM Division

Medical Division performs duties as Hospital Corpsmen (HM) in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist in providing medical care to the crew onboard Bulkeley. Led by HMC (SW) Broomfield, HM Division also administers immunizations, instructs Sailors in first aid, self aid and personal hygiene procedures, conducts preliminary physical examinations, and supervises shipboard environmental sanitation and preventive medicine programs, including air, water, food and habitability standards throughout the ship. The reason the Wolfpack stays healthy is in large part due to our outstanding Hospital Corpsmen onboard.

Divisional Spotlight: Air

As anyone knows it takes aviators with great skill to fly helicopters, however these helicopters don’t fly without an outstanding maintenance team and our helicopter squadron detachment is certainly one of the best. Led by our “Air Boss”, LCDR Kevin Christensen, Helicopter Squadron Light 48, Detachment 4 “Four Horsemen” consists of a great group of men and women of six Officers and eighteen enlisted Sailors. They bring with them two SH-60B helicopters (Seahawks) that provide the ship additional support in Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, and various missions to include Search and Rescue, Vertical Replenishment, and Counter Piracy. With helicopters, especially older ones like the SH-60B, the maintenance team averages about 20 to 30 man hours per flight hour. Just do the math and the numbers are staggering! The presence of the “Four Horsemen” add another dimension to Bulkeley’s warfighting capability and have most certainly helped make Bulkeley’s 2011 Deployment a complete success!

Divisional Spotlight: CA Division

What’s that underneath us? The folks in CA division more than likely can tell you what it is. CA division, manned by Sonar Technicians (STGs), are operators and electronics technicians responsible for keeping sonar systems and equipment in good operating condition. They are responsible for underwater surveillance and aid in safe navigation and search and rescue operations. They use sonar to detect, analyze and locate targets of interest. On top of their normal duties, many members of CA Division participate in other activities throughout the ship. Their Division Officer, ENS Jack Curran is a Boarding Officer for the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team, STG2 (SW) Casey improves Bulkeley’s physical fitness as a Command Fitness Leader, and STG2 Garyalvarez helps fellow Bulkeley Sailors make safe decisions as a member of the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD).

Divisional Spotlight: EE Division

Welcome to EE Division! Hopefully your visit here isn’t too “shocking”! Made up of Electrician’s Mates (EM), EE Division is responsible for the operation of electrical power generation systems, lighting systems, electrical equipment and electrical appliances. The duties include installation, operation, adjustment, routine maintenance, inspection, and the test and repair of electrical equipment. EM’s also perform maintenance and repair of related electronic equipment. Additional responsibilities include installing power and lighting circuits, connecting electric power machinery and electric power equipment, and repairing distribution circuits. All in all, EE Division makes sure Bulkeley and its crew isn’t “left out in the dark”.

Divisional Spotlight: S-2 Division

Welcome to S-2 Division! Composed of Culinary Specialists (CS) and Food Service Attendants (FSAs), they operate and manage the dining facilities onboard Bulkeley. They maintain food service and preparation spaces and equipment, and keep records of transactions and budgets for all food service operations. Bulkeley’s Culinary Specialists receive extensive training in cooking, baking, dining and living area management. S-2 Division also provides food service for distinguished guests and senior military officials when hosting various receptions onboard. Responsible for all aspects of the dining (mess decks) and officer living spaces, Culinary Specialists are vital in maintaining high crew morale during our deployment.