Whenever a branch of the armed forces makes it into the news, a sense of dread washes over the troops. Most times, it's not good news. Maybe a brother or sister in arms fell, or the leadership is accused of misconduct, or, perhaps worst, those we serve with did something devastating.
Not this time. This time, the Navy made international news by drawing a giant penis in the sky over Okanogan, Washington.
Giant penis? Nah, dude, it's an Arby's hat
On one hand, yes, it is understandable that the U.S. Navy would need to react after civilians got the wrong impression of the men and women who protect them.
"The actions of this aircrew are wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values" said a statement issued on Nov. 17 by NAS Whidbey Island. "We have grounded the aircrew and are conducting a thorough investigation and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions."
On the other hand, these patriots took part in a time-honored military tradition of marking the area under the protection of troops. It is a symbol that can be found on tables, port-a-johns, and many walls. It's as if Batman himself was there to tell the good people of Okanogan that, "It's okay. The Navy is here. You're safe."
If you think about it, the aircrew was just doing their heroic duty.
'Murica! (YouTube, Lunar Temptation)
The aircrew may never fly again (we hope that's not true, given pilot shortages), but their deeds will never be forgotten. The aircrew and pilots have not been identified, but if they did, the world owes them a beer. These memes are for you, you glorious bastards.
6. Bob Ross would have approved. He was in the military after all.
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5. It's a show of force. It's America saying we're going to f*ck them up.
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4. You've never been forgotten, sweet prince.
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3. No one can ever outdo this dick joke. This aircrew won.
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2. Basically, deployments are really about doing operator sh*t and drawing penises everywhere.
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1. It's because he was inverted?
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