We were disparaging when last we spoke of our elder brothers-in-arms (the Sea Service bein' SO much older than us Air Pups), so we shall attempt to make amends today by posting a photo of airmen giving a lift to some deserving
sea-sojers Marines and a big-ass piece of their kit, said photo taken by a U.S. Navy Mass Communications Specialist, Second Class.
Marines unload a Marine CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter from an Air Force Reserve Command C-5B Galaxy transport at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, July 14, 2011. (Navy photo by Mass Comm. Spc. 2nd Class Timothy Wilson)
I remember being a second class airman once upon a time in the way-back, which was a step up from being third class but not as good as first class, of course. I was pretty happy once I became a first class airman and that was a good thing... coz it took me for-frickin'-ever to make Staff Sergeant. Or so it seemed. But we digress.
Ain't that pic impressive? The fast movers get all the glory in the military aviation world but it's the trash haulers that supply the logistics that enable the fast movers to do what they do. And there's not a trash hauler more impressive than a C-5. Those things are just awesome when ya get up close and personal with 'em.
The pic is from the (other) usual source.