Steven Millage, shipmates visit Australia Navy Airman Recruit Steven W. Millage, son of Teresa and Kevin G. Millage of Vermillion, and his shipmates made a port visit to Sydney, Australia while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan.
On the first day of the visit, Millage�s ship hosted a reception for more than 1,000 Australian dignitaries, and conducted tours for more than 3,000 guests.
Also drawing the interest of both sailors and local Australians was the Hospitality-in-the-Homes program, sponsored by Kitty Hawk�s religious ministries department, in which local Sydney families hosted sailors in their homes for a meal.
USS Kitty Hawk is the first of the �super carriers, � commissioned April 29, 1961. They serve as a highly visible deterrent to would-be aggressors, and are equipped with the most versatile and powerful weapons and aircraft available.
Millage is a 2004 graduate of Vermillion High School and joined the Navy in June 2004.