JOPA Pride by FoxMXRacer27 - over 1 year ago
"So, I was finishing up my first tour in the Navy onboard the USS Bunker Hill. Being a first tour division officer, things can get rough and stressful. It is super important to rely on your fellow first tour officers to get through deployments and strenuous underways. My first year on my ship wasn't great because the junior officers weren't close. However, my second year onboard we got 11 new Ensigns. This made a huge difference. We all became really close and looked out for each other. They were really bring back the core of JOPA (Junior Officer's Protection Association): To look out for one another and protect each other from the senior officers' line of fire. These officers really made my last tour memorable so I decided to give them something that would bond them even further and they could wear with pride on the ship. At the hail and farewell party, they each received a JOPA t-shirt with their "call signs" (nicknames) on the back so that they were even more personal. They absolutely loved them as you can see in the photo. Working with CustomInk was amazing. The quality of the shirts were awesome and even the officers commented on how great they were. It's been 2 days since they received them and they can't stop talking about them still. Thank you so much for being so flexible in terms of working with my design because I know it can be hard to work with someone who's underway at sea. You really made this experience easy and fun. The USS Bunker Hill JOPA can't thank you enough =)"