Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Christopher Courtney assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Six (EODMU-6), Det. 16 assists his team members during Special Purpose Insertion Extraction (SPIE) training from an SH-60 helicopter. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) is deployed in support of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) and the global war on terrorism. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Miguel Angel ContrerasAnd you get paid for this sort of thing, too. (Update: It occurs to me that not everyone will click on the picture to see the EOD team dangling from the line dangling from the helicopter and will thus only see another pretty but relatively boring photo of the flight deck of the carrier Eisenhower. But if you make the picture bigger, you can see some sailors having a more interesting time.)
You know, in the "Every day an adventure, every meal a banquet" Navy.
Speaking of which, how about donating something to Project Valour-IT by clicking on the Valour-IT thing on the right? Worthy cause, maybe a tax deduction, everyone a winner. Which reminds me that there's some good Navy-related stuff being auction off here, including an autographed printout of Lex's outstanding "Rythyms", copies of the excelent book No Higher Honor (about the saving of Samuel B. Roberts) and much more.
Get thee hence. And have a great Navy Day!