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April 2014

'Call of Duty' visits Frank Cable
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By MC3 Jon Erickson, USS Frank Cable Public Affairs

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OLARIS POINT, Guam -- Voice actors from the popular video game ‘Call of Duty - Black OPS II’ visited submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), March 4.

James Burns, the voice of Sgt. Frank Woods, and Kamar de los Reyes, the voice of Raul Menendez, portrayed in the video game, toured the ship and met with Sailors to thank them for their service overseas.

“I’m honored and humbled by the men and women who work here in support of our country,” said Reyes. “This was an opportunity for us to come aboard and show our appreciation and our support.”

Burns and Reyes received a demonstration of the ship’s Firearms Training Simulation system in the ship’s weapons department. The system simulates various live-fire exercises used to assist Sailors in maintaining firearm qualifications.

“Getting to see this system was really fun,” said Burns. “I think it’s such a brilliant idea to help keep the force on the ship up-to-date and ready if they ever need to use firearms.”

The tour continued to various work centers onboard the ship, where Burns and Reyes were able to personally express their appreciation for the Sailors on Frank Cable, as well as offer autographs and photo opportunities for their fans.

“I think just about every time I go into a space where there is a video game system, nine times out of 10, they’re going to be playing Call of Duty against each other,” said Machinery Repairman 1st Class James Garrison, a fan of the video game. “To see the faces behind the voices is really cool.”

Burns and Reyes both agreed that they were in awe with the efforts the Sailors aboard Frank Cable put into ensuring their mission is successful.

“This is by far the most prime example of what it takes to make the military run,” said Burns. “People don’t realize that the bulk of jobs in the military are the ones behind the scenes like the ones here. The workers here are the ones that make our Navy run smooth.”

After touring all the work spaces, Reyes pointed out how enjoyable it was to see the ship and her crew.

“It was incredible, I’m still having a hard time wrapping my brain around it all,” said Reyes. “The cohesiveness of this unit is really, really impressive. Watching all the Sailors work together, it seems like they’re at the top of their game and it’s been impressive to watch.”

Frank Cable, forward-deployed to the island of Guam, conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.