September 11, 2000
Dolan serving on aircraft carrier
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Christopher R. Dolan, son of Karen E. Mosher of Duvall, is halfway through a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Arabian Gulf while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, home ported in Norfolk, VA.
During the first half of the deployment, Dolan's ship participated in multi-national exercises Invitex and Juniper Stallion. These exercises focused on developing friendship, trust and teamwork between coalition nations and increased their combined military readiness for contingency operations.
Dolan visited several ports of call, including cities in Croatia, Greece, Israel, Italy and Turkey. The crew also had the opportunity to shop, sightsee and enjoy the culture and cuisine in each port. During these visits, sailors participated in community relations projects.
Carriers such as Dwight D. Eisenhower are deployed around the world to maintain U.S. presence and provide rapid response in times of crisis.
They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.
Dolan, a 1996 graduate of Cedarcrest High School, joined the Navy in June 1996.