This F/A-18 Hornet, from Strike Fighter Squadron Eight Two beings to punch a hole in the sound barrier during a super sonic flyby on behalf of embark distinguished visitors during Big E's last deployment.
This is a picture during my wog day. For those of you that don't know what that is, it is a navy tradition when the ship crosses the equator and all those that have not undergone the shellback initiation are considered wogs. This is your initiation.
I love those things. I really is unreal to watch one land o.O you would think it would be shaky at best.. but it just kinda.. floats down and settles onto the flight deck.. Cept for one guy. I saw him cut his jets too soon and dropped it like 3 feet. I bet his crew cheif wasnt happy.
our lights burnt out so they gave us these shop lights to play with. so we did. if any one could photoshop this picto get rid of the cords or what ever go ahead! just let me know so i can see it. i am the one on the left.
This shot was taken in Wildwood NJ.
There is a port near by and they were shipping out the next day to go over seas and then to another destination that was unknown to them. This was there last day to call family and friends.
It Stops Time because it is there last day to be safe and on US soil.
I hope you enjoy and remember the forces that protect us!
A while back I posted in my journal a link to a video I did for a Special Forces soldier killed in Afghanistan [link] . This was the only still photo I took after his casket had been loaded onto the C17 and his fellow soldiers trickle away. According to tradition, he was the only passenger.
[Here is a direct link to the video footage I shot of this ceremony: [link] ]