After greeting each newly assigned crewmember, commenting on uniform from time to time, Captain Kursk removes his cap. Casting a smiling glance across the long, low room, he gives a quick salute to your new petty officer and swiftly leaves.
"I am Petty Officer Dunkirk, I will be supervising all of you for the duration of your assignment, alongside my other duties..." A tidy looking snow fox chimes in from nearby the door, where he had stopped as he entered with the Captain earlier. His voice was soft but he projected it well, and it seemed unchanged in pitch or tone so long as he spoke, it was a sharp change from the fairly cheery commanding voice of the Captain.
He began to slide back his sleeve to check his watch, "The time is noooow...0450 hours, I want you all ready for the plane to Kitsap Naval Base in Bangor, Maine in ten minutes, when there you will board the USS Kennedy, where you will remain for the next 3 months. You will all be briefed fully on your current mission once aboard. Take the time to get to know each other a little, and put your letters in the box by the parking areas, there's no postman where you're going...Diiiismissed!.."
He allowed himself a wry smile and then he was gone, the sighs of your tired and achy crew members mixing with the cold crack of boots on polished floor.
You feel happy that you did as you were told and packed that ready bag the night before.