Sparky got to visit the USS Arleigh Burke, a US navy ship. Launched in 1989, the Arleigh Burke is the lead ship of a class of guided missile destroyers, called Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, which are among the largest ships built in the United States. The ship, which is still in active service, is 505 feet long and has a crew of almost 300 people. Sparky even took a picture with Commander Thomas E. Myers, the ship's Commanding Officer!
Sparky turned 65 on March 18, 2016, and we have been pulling out all the stops to help him celebrate! He’s created a bucket list of 65 activities and events he’d like to accomplish from now through October. As he checks them off his list, we’ll make sure to share them with you. Some of Sparky’s wishes are pretty lofty, while others are just fun or a bit silly. Check in weekly to see where he goes and what he’s up to!