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 Huma Abedin 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. This week: at sea. Click on any photo to enlarge.
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILTY (April 17, 2013)- Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Juanita Funderburk and Gas Turbine System Technician (Mechanical) 2nd Class Damarys Corchado, both assigned to guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City (CG 66), review how to shift lube oil service pumps. Hue City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Luis Fiallos/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 19, 2013) Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Sarah Tibbetts, from Rocky Face, Ga., performs corrosion prevention on an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the Eightballers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 8 on the flight deck aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group is returning from an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Marco Villasana / Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 20, 2013) Operations Specialist Seaman Danielle Krieger, a New Market, Md., native, receives an Anthrax vaccination in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Nimitz recently left San Diego for a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vanessa Y. David/Released)
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (April 20, 2013) Damage Controlman Fireman Kayla Hojara charges the bottle to a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) after a general quarters drill aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110). William P. Lawrence is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility promoting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions for Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Carla Ocampo/Released)
PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2013) Ensign Jade Prudente uses the telescopic alidade as the conning officer on the bridge aboard amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5). Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group on deployment in the western Pacific region with amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20), amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47), and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)