Final week, amid the tumultuous hysteria that was the presidential election, your folks at Commentary Publish introduced you the story of MA1 Brian Dunne’s reenlistment aboard the starboard anchor of the plane service Harry S. Truman.
That received us questioning what different outlandish reenlistment practices have been on the market. So, we requested you to ship in your most off-the-wall examples, and several other of you answered the decision. B to the Z!
A couple of notably noteworthy ones are under, however we would like extra. Extra I say! Ship your non-boring reenlistment pics to [email protected]. Embody the names of these featured within the pictures, in addition to dates, areas, and backstory, and we’ll characteristic one of the best ones.
Different providers are welcome. Did your reenlistment locale put others to disgrace? In that case, hook us up. That is in any case a “Joint Pressure” effort.
Assigned to the plane service Harry S. Truman, Grasp-at-Arms 1st Class Brian Dunne reenlisted standing atop the Truman’s starboard anchor Oct. 22. Lt. j.g. Asa Calloway administered the oath.
Onto the pics!
The winner of this finest reenlistment spherical has to go to Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Shawn Szoke, who was reenlisted in July 2011 on the bridge of the sunken Japanese ship Toki Maru, resting 75 toes underwater in Guam’s Apra Harbor.
One of the best half? Szoke, then a firstclass, rocked his costume whites for the event as Cmdr. Norm Maple reenlisted him.
Subsequent, now we have Electronics Technician 2nd Class Nicholas Sheehan, who spent this previous Halloween in Hawaii reenlisting 90 toes underwater whereas diving the wreck of the Sea Tiger, a Chinese language vessel deliberately sunk in 1999 as a part of effort to counterpoint the area’s diving expertise.
Lt. Pastweski, left, reenlisted Sheehan, whereas Cmdr. Ellis swam under. In true enlisted trend, Sheehan didn’t present the primary names of both officer.
When the fast-attack submarine Hartford broke by way of the ice on the North Pole as a part of the Navy’s 2016 ICEX train, Sonar Technician-Submarine third Class David Berger jumped on the uncommon alternative.
Lt. Grant Wanier, a weapons officer, reenlisted Berger, who’s now stationed in Virginia Seaside, within the frosty Arctic air.
“The American flag instantly behind us, imagine it or not, was my grandfather’s U.S. Navy burial flag from 1990,” Berger instructed us in an e-mail. Salute.
To spherical it out, now we have some throwback excellence of then-Air Site visitors Controller 1st Class James “Al” Channell delivery for six atop the mast of the since-decommissioned amphib Iwo Jima on June 29, 1977, at Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
To all of the junior enlisted dreaming of getting extravagant ink tattooed after that subsequent paycheck, be aware AC1′s simple-yet-salty tattoo on his left forearm. Timeless sailor power proper there.
Once more, we would like extra of your distinctive reenlistment pics, so ship ’em our method!
That’s in case you’re not already nestled snugly in that treasured DD-214 blanket.