Monday, October 13, 2014

Birthday Greetings

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (April 2, 2012) The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), left, the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze (DDG 94), and USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) conduct a replenishment at sea. The ships are deployed as part of the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alex R. Forster/Released)
The Navy turns 239 today.

Big Time was actually on board ENTERPRISE when the photo above was taken. The Naviguesser is a NITZE plank owner, though he was out of the Navy when this pic was taken. The Nuke also did some time on ENTERPRISE. Small world, neh?


Happy Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift, left, Director of the Navy staff, and Rear Adm. Mark K. Rich, commandant of Naval District Washington, salute a wreath in honor of the 239th birthday of the U.S. Navy at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Leonard Adams/Released)

Also of note (and much closer to home), The WSO is also celebrating a birthday today. I won't say how old she is. Well, let's just say this - when she was born, the Navy had just turned 209.

Heh.
Happy Birthday Sweetie!

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Navy, and also to your 209 years younger than the Navy daughter!

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  2. Happy Birthday to all concerned, my next birthday will also be a zero. You get used to them after 3. ;-)

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    1. Heh... they just keep rolling if you're lucky... or skilled.

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    2. No. no Juvat, say it ain't so!

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    3. So Skip, while I'd rather be lucky than skilled, a little skill always helps.

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  3. I sent the WSO Birthday Greetings on Facebook.....................:)

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  4. Happy Birthday to The WSO. As for the Navy? This.

    ;-)

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    1. Ah yes, the Duffel Blog. Which is reading more like real news every day due to the Insane Clown Posse in DC!

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