BRAVO ZULU

A03 Kristina Ingram

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jamal McNeill

AO3 Kristina Ingram was standing post as a safety watch of weapons elevator, lower-stage four, during a weapons handling evolution. AO3’s role was to ensure no personnel were permitted to transit behind the weapons elevator hatch during the evolution. This precaution is taken to ensure no one is crushed in the event the hatch were to fail and fall backwards. During this evolution, the ship’s safety officer walked through a nearby hatch and into the hangar bay near lower stage four. Visibly fatigued after exercising, the safety officer’s situational awareness had degraded and he attempted to transit behind the weapons hatch. AO3 Ingram forcibly grabbed him by the arm and prevented him from walking behind the hatch and possibly being crushed by a failed hatch. AO3 Ingram’s alertness and concern for the safety of her shipmates were critical to the safe execution of the mission.

 

 

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