For modern generations the events of the Holocaust are something learned about in school text books or a re-enactment in Hollywood movies; however, for some like Martin "Marty" Weiss, it was a horrific reality that has never been forgotten.
It's early in the morning and the sun fills the hangar bay, already Sailors and Marines are tinkering away on numerous pieces of equipment and aircraft. One of them is Cpl. Andre Pedro, a Ground Support Equipment (GSE) mechanic, assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).
The Surface Warfare Officers School's mission is to ready sea-bound warriors to serve on surface combatants as officers, enlisted engineers, and enlisted navigation professionals in order to fulfill the Navy's mission to maintain global maritime superiority.
Commander, Navy Medicine West, Rear Adm. Paul D. Pearigen, arrived aboard U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Yokosuka, Apr. 11-12 to tour the facility and meet and greet with faculty and staff members as a part of his recent trip to the Pacific.
Jeff Bacon scribbles away, his pencil a blur on the notepad as it sits on his table. A general-issued Navy notepad, with an even more modest pencil in his hand. The tools provided to the author of the Navy Times' comic "Broadside" don't seem to slow him down.
Lt. Adam Patterson's Navy career hasn't followed what most people might call the "usual" path. Having experienced his own evolution of sorts, he emerged from the sea and eventually took to the air by first starting as a submariner and later transitioning to an aviator.
The crew of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) houses a diverse group of people, consisting of ship's company, Sailors and Marines embarked only for the duration of the deployment.
As a child meticulously gluing wings onto the bodies of model airplanes, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Hovies had no idea that one day he would sit behind the controls of a full-sized CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter.
If you ask most Sailors in the Fleet which platform is the most challenging, almost unanimously the response will be amphibious assault ships. Amphibious platforms are unique in that they are built to support land, sea and air operations.
"Hey! Where's Kerry at?" exclaimed a Sailor. "I thought he was on the flight deck," another Sailor replied. "No, no, he was doing some paperwork with chief," yelled another Sailor from across the room.