Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sailors At Parade Rest


The U.S. Navy released a photo of sailors standing at parade rest on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as the ship prepares to commence its 2017 patrol.

Ronald Reagan is the flagship of Carrier Strike Group 5, which provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

The above photo was taken by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth Abbate.

You can click on the photo to enlarge.

Note: The photo brings back memories. I recall standing at parade rest on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk in San Diego, California in 1971 when then-President Nixon visited.     

1 comment:

  1. I most recall manning the rails in the transits past the USS ARIZONA. Those were very powerful moments in my Navy career. Thanks for posting the photo that sent me backwards in time.

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