I’ve seen firsthand that the warrior spirit is not directly proportional to how many pull-ups you can do. … In my opinion, you keep the standards very high and you maintain one standard. There shouldn’t be two standards for women and men, there should be a standard for this job: To do this job, you should have to do these things. And those requirements should be job-specific and not arbitrarily high in order to specifically keep women out.
—  Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, speaking with Terry Gross about inequality in the military 

Navy’s Blue Angels, Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, LA. The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, with aviators from the Navy and Marines. The Blue Angels team was formed in 1946, making it the second oldest formal flying aerobatic team (under the same name) in the world, after the French Patrouille de France formed in 1931. The Blue Angels’ six demonstration pilots currently fly the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet. The Blue Angels (pictured above) fly in a tight diamond formation, maintaining 18-inch wing tip to canopy separation.

Freedom's Price

Everything we do or say without the fear of being harm is the direct result of a soldier laying down their life for us. They have never met us but they selflessly sacrifice life and limb for us and their country. So I will always show and give my utmost respect to the heroes in our Armed Forces. Thank you for your sacrifice.


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