5 reasons to love the Navy

U.S. Navy sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) on Nov. 21, 2017, as the ship prepares to moor at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. (MC3 Cole Schroeder/Navy) We’ve told you why we love the Air Force , why we love the Army , the only fair thing to do next is tell you why we love the Navy. The gentlemen and ladies in the Cracker Jack uniform catch a lot of flak from all different directions, but the truth is no other Navy comes close to ours. Not even the once-famed British navy is able to compete with the might and power the United States Navy is able to project the world over. So what makes the U.S. Navy so much better than everyone else? An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 approaches the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) on Jul 28, 2017, for an arrested landing. (Erik Hildebrandt/Navy) We’ve got 10 legitimate supercarriers and have just recently taken delivery of the 11th, the brand new Gerald R. Ford class supercarrier which they deem to be operational by 2020, so technically we have 11 right now. Each carrier battle group has with it an array of powerful and complimentary ships. Just one carrier battle group could decimate most countries with the exceptions like Russia or China. Everyone else though, one of our 11 carrier battle groups could send you to Davy Jones’ locker. If you get too aggressive we just may send two or three. A hospital corpsman receives a Fleet Marine Force Enlisted Warfare Specialist badge Aug. 14, 2015. (Lance Cpl. Abraham Lopez/Marine Corps) What would Marines do without our corpsman? In all honesty, from picking fights with each other to dangerous reptiles in the Mojave Desert, Marines would probably kill each other or kill themselves doing dumb shit before they ever got to go to war if it weren’t for the corpsman (trust me, I’m a Marine — it’s true). We all make jokes about Doc, but the truth about Doc is that we’re just jealous. Docs have the sharpest skates and can always get out of bullshit working parties (it’s no party, it sucks) by going to BAS. At the end of the day, nobody is loved and hated at the same time more than Doc. A bow view of the battleship USS Iowa (BB-61) firing its Mark 7 16-inch/50-caliber guns off the starboard side during a fire power demonstration. (Navy) We talked about this before guys, nothing tells our enemies to bother someone else like 16-inch guns thundering away on the high seas. Naval bombardment is just an awesome thing to witness and we’re betting a terrifying thing to experience on the receiving end. We’re not sure how many more times we’re going to have to write about bringing them back until the Navy does, but we’ll keep trying because battleships make the world a better place. The U.S. Navy […]