If you know much about Naval Aviation then you understand there is no such thing as taking a holiday off. When you are the ‘Tip of the Spear’ you fly anytime, anywhere, 24/7/365.
This photo showcases one way Naval flight deck personnel celebrate the 4th of July.
Signaling for the launch of an F/A-18F Super Hornet on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan in the Pacific Ocean, July 4, 2017. The Ronald Reagan is on patrol in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility to support security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. – US Department of Defense
Featured image Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate
This article is courtesy of Fighter Sweep.
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