The Assault



This isn't so much of a photography post as it is about a fun morning and being thankful for all of our warfighters.  We went to the Navy Seal Museum in Ft. Pierce this morning for Muster, a yearly event apparently.  We have never been and didn't know what to expect.  We thought there wouldn't be many people and we would be in and out.  Well, not so much.  It was a Veterans Day celebration.  I'm not good at estimating crowds but we figured between 1 and 2 thousand people there. 



This is probably my favorite shot photographically.  This a mechanical mock-up of an apollo capsule.  It was used by the Navy for training divers to recover the real ones.



This is the actual lifeboat that was used by the 3 pirates holding the Maersk crewmember hostage.  The Seals took care of this situation in an amazing way.  If you don't know what this is about, you should google it.

Incoming

The Assault


Then the assault came.  It was soooo cool.  Maggie and Eli were terrified holding onto Mommy.  Hez was on my shoulders, squinting from the debris blasting us from the rotors of the Blackhawks.  "This is so awesome!" he says.  Hummers came rolling in.  Gunfire erupted.

Fun With A Minigun

After the demonstration we were able to meet some of the Seals and check out some hardware.  Here is hez dry firing a gun-mounted minigun.  I think he likes it.

Blackhawk

Blackhawk

Here are the boys inside one of the Blackhawks that we just witnessed in action.

I shook a hands with the soldiers I could get to and told them how thankful I am for their service.  You should too.


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