PRLog - May 6, 2014 - THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- On March 19, 2014, Sonar Chief Petty Officer Geoffrey Walker and the crew of the USS Hampton set out on a real life mission, as two fast-attack submarines departed for the North Pole to conduct extensive testing in Arctic waters.
Darth Vader in the arctic
Aboard the USS Hampton, based out of San Diego, Chief Walker is regarded as the leading expert on Sonar and Foreign naval weapon systems, but he is also known as the ship’s biggest Star Wars fan.
Prior to the expedition, Chief Walker contacted Sideshow with a fantastic idea for a unique photo opportunity - how cool would it be to pay homage to Star Wars in one of our planet’s most Hoth-like environments?
“When Chief Walker contacted us with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity we were thrilled to participate and help him find a way to represent that infamous galaxy far, far away among the furthest reaches of our own planet,” said Sideshow President and CEO, Greg Anzalone.
The crew of the USS Hampton have since returned with picturesque greetings that delightfully juxtapose the Star Wars villains against an out-of-this-
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