"If I see that you have potential, I'm going to try to pull that potential out of you," said Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Vermikalasha Strange aboard aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). "You might think I'm being mean or being hard; no, I'm challenging you to better yourself."
Aboard amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5), there are a multitude of professionals with skill sets which range from practicing medicine to maintaining turbine engines, and some even know how to prepare a proper beef wellington.
From the moment he noticed a family in distress, to the moment an unconscious child lay on the floor in front of him, time did not exist. Inside a floral shop in Haganta, Guam, the sounds of crying and incomprehensible speech filled the room.
Like the interior hotspot of the Pacific plate, feeding, forming, and changing the vast and diverse geology and ecology of the Hawaiian Islands, immigration is reshaping the United States' fiber and future-her economy, workforce, family structures, demography, culture, cuisines, and languages.
"When you're moving aircraft down to the hangar bay, you have to think about the fact you're moving a $50 million jet and trying to park it next to another aircraft that costs just as much, if not more," Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) 1st Class Christopher Waiters said.
Singer-songwriter Bill Withers said in his 1972 hit song "Lean on Me:" Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain, we all have sorrow. But if we are wise, we know that there's always tomorrow. Lean on me, when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend. I'll help you carry on.