Very sad day for my fellow ships and myself. It was a ballsy enterprise started over drinks one night in a "What If....." session.
Now that all the ITAR controlled equipment has been pulled off the ships, and presumably accounted for, the State Department has signed off on letting the ships leave.
The entire (very short) article is located here.
The FarceBook group I'm a member of has been talking reunion and bon voyage party, so there might be a trip back to Sunny Kalifornia in the future.....