God Bless America!
I am a proud United States Navy Mom! With each pin I will offer up a prayer for our brave men and women in uniform and their fine families at home. Their sacrifice is unbelievable! I hope that I will be strong when my son joins the fleet.
COLOR ME CAITIE: have a great weekend!
U.S. Navy photo
An aircraft director guides an F/A-18 Hornet onto the bow catapults for launch on the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 are deployed participating in Exercise Malabar 2012 with ships and aircraft from the Indian Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/Released)
Amazing....sacrifice, courage, commitment.
Today our Nation celebrates 119 years of the United States Chief Petty Officer!!! Since 1893, Chiefs have been charged with the responsibility of ensuring our Sailors are the best in the world, ready to carry out our Navy's mission when our Nation calls. They lead by example with pride, character, and loyalty, a strong commitment to leadership, our core values, and the Navy ethos.
Marine Lance Cpl. Brandon Long, who was injured losing both legs while serving in Afghanistan, mourns at Arlington National Cemetery as American flags are placed in front of each headstone in preparation for Memorial Day, in Arlington, Virginia, on Thursday, May 26, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The story of a military dog jumping out of a copter, which makes—to start with—a pretty stunning photo. "In fact, U.S. Air Force dogs have been airborne for decades, though the earliest flying dogs accompanied Soviet forces in the 1930s. Dogs usually jump in tandem with their trainers, but when properly outfitted with flotation vests they can make short jumps into water on their own."