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Thursday, November 4, 2010

SEA POWER

Today I want to share some pictures of what the Navy is doing with your tax dollars.

the next prototype Navy fighter jet, on board the launch way of the USS George Washington.









 LT KARA WADE, US NAVY TEST PILOT
IN THE COCKPIT.
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 for the first time in over 20 years, the aircraft carrier strike groups assembled for a photo op! The three carriers in this picture, from top to bottom, USS Abraham Lincoln USS Kitty Hawk, and the USS Ronald Reagan.





 YOU HAVE NO IDEA, AND I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS, HOW MUCH I MISS THIS STUFF.

 And last but not least, the USS New York City. The forecastle and bow of the ship was forged from steel that was salvaged from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center. The ships motto is 
"We Shall Never Forget."

the traditional Navy salutation is

FAIR WINDS and FOLLOWING SEAS.

12 comments:

Karen said...

Talk about Shock and Awe. Love that the USS New York City was made from the wreckage.. kinda says it all, doesn't it? Knock us down, we will be stronger.

Wishing you more fair winds and following seas, KW.

Marnie said...

Great pictures. Amazing.

red.neck chic said...

Oh my gosh Kurt - those are FANTASTIC!!! I love air carriers - when I was at Pearl Harbor my son and I used to go every single day to the naval base and just walk and look up... and up some more... and up some more! Crazy impressive - in a formidable way!!!

The USS New York City is AWESOME!!!

Sometime I'll have to tell you about My USS Lake Eerie experience... hee-hee

xoxoxoxoxo
;-D robelyn

Heff said...

Nice, but it's not the NAVY that I'm worried about spending my tax dollars, lol !!

Cocaine Princess said...

Semper~Fi!

My ADHD Me said...

You know, Somehow I think I do have a bit of an idea how much you miss this.

Those pics are just awesome!

Cloudia said...

This post gave me patriotic goosebumps!

We are getting the TEXAS, one of the newest subs here 'soon.'


Thanks again for your service!
Aloha from Honolulu & Pearl

Comfort Spiral

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Deanne said...

Nice blog and cool pics. I had to come check it out after I saw your comment on lessons from a monk i married. I like how you said you treat the blogs you read like a personal letter. pretty cool! here's my blog if you want to check it out. followed you on google. Thanks,
Deanne

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Indi said...

KP ~ you sure that's not Spiky in the cockpit? Pretty impressive piece of equipment eh? Hope it has good brakes... heavy piece of gear right?


Indi


xx

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Very touching... the last lines, Kurt.
Thanks for sharing this post!
Awesome photos too!

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Betty :)

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Spockgirl said...

Great post. My fave is the photo with the Stealth bomber in the formation.