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Host a USS Ralph Johnson crew member for a holiday meal

Local families encouraged to host a homesick crew member or two for a meal during the holiday season as part of the city's commitment to the USS Ralph Johnson.


Last updated 11/15/2019 at 3:39pm

Photo courtesy of the City of Mill Creek

The USS Ralph Johnson is stationed at Naval Station Everett.

Mill Creek residents are invited to host a crew member or two from the USS Ralph Johnson for a meal this holiday season as part of the city's participation in the U.S. Navy's "adopt-a-ship" program. 

The USS Ralph Johnson is an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer stationed at Naval Station Everett. 

The Mill Creek City Council "adopted" the USS Ralph Johnson last March. The U.S. Navy's adopt-a-ship program aims to strengthen ties between the troops assigned to the ship, its home port base and the local community.

"This is a wonderful opportunity to support our local service men and women," said Gordon Brink, the City's Interim Director of Communications and Marketing. "The holidays are meant to be spent in togetherness, so I think hosting crew members for a home cooked meal is a simple act that could mean so much to someone."  

If interested in hosting a crew member of the USS Ralph Johnson for the holidays, please reach out to Gordon Brink at (425) 921-5737 or [email protected]


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