It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert
Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as putting pictures of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Olivia Wilde in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude.
GULF OF OMAN (July 21, 2009) Aviation Electronics Technician Airman Patricia Hansen moves aircraft templates around the miniature flight deck model known as the “Ouija” board in flight deck control aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Flight deck control is responsible for all movement of aircraft on the flight deck. Ronald Reagan is currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United Statesâ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (AW) Chelsea Kennedy/Released)
Marine One Pilot Maj. Jennifer L. Grieves waits for US President Barack Obama to depart from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 16 July 2009. Marine One’s Pilot Major Jennifer Grieves, the first female to pilot a Marine One helicopter, is at the end of her rotation and this flight is her last aboard the Presidential aircraft. Major Grieves was designated a Marine One pilot in May 2008 and has flown former President Bush and President Obama on numerous occasions. EPA/ROGER L. WOLLENBERG / POOL .
SAN DIEGO (July 20, 2009) Lt. Joselyn C. Mercado, an obstetrician/gynecologist resident assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, sings the national anthem at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. before a baseball game between the Padres and the Florida Marlins. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anastasia Fitzgerald/Released)
GULF OF OMAN (July 21, 2009) – Aviation Machinist Mate 3rd Class Amanda Oterocastillo tightens a bolt on a jet engine in the Jet Shop aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). The Jet Shop is part of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) whose sole responsibility is maintaining jet engines. Ronald Reagan is currently deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. Operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations are focused on reassuring regional partners of the United States’ commitment to security, which promotes stability and global prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class (SW/AW) Torrey W. Lee/Released)
Date: 15 Feb 2003
Location: SPOD Sea Port of Disembarkation Kuwait, Event: Operation Telic, Photo By: WO2 Giles Penfound: Lance Corporal Dawn Peace 23 from Sheffield serving with 52 Squadron 17 Port & Maritime Regiment Royal Logistics Corps works as a Stevedore responsible for loading and unloading the military cargo ships containing stores, equipment and ammunition for use by front line troops. She is currently working a 6 hour on 6 hour off shift to get through unloading up to 60 ships expected over the next few weeks. In addition to her skills on the dockyard Dawn is one of the Army’s women Tug of War Champions.