SHAKO: Labor Day 2019

September 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm Leave a comment

Getting the Job Done.

As we’ve said in past Labor Day posts, 4GWAR likes to pause and take a look at some of the jobs people do in the military that don’t get a lot of attention. Not everybody in the service hits the beach, fires a missile, flies a plane or jumps out of one. So here is a short look at the less glamorous — but still important — jobs that keep the U.S. military ready and able to meet the next challenge — whatever and wherever it is.

Aviano crew chief maintains rapidly ready F16

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka Woolever)

Air Force Senior Airman Pauline Gonzalvo tightens a screw on an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft at Aviano Air Base, Italy, August 28, 2019.

IDNG participates in IRT at Duck Valley Reservation

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedee Wilds)

An Idaho National Guard member helps repair and build roads for the Shoshone-Paiute Native American Tribes at the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Idaho, on August 22, 2019. Idaho guardsmen performed the work as part of Innovate Readiness Training, an effort to provide joint training opportunities that benefit local communities.

2019 Freedom Awards

(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class James K. Lee)

Marine Corps musicians perform during an awards event at the Pentagon on August 23, 2019.

Drill showcase: Quartermaster troops display discipline, cohesion, creativity

(U.S. Army photo by Patrick Buffett)

Army Private Nactuce Miller sings the national anthem for the 23rd Quartermaster Brigade Drill and Ceremony Competition at Fort Lee, Virginia on August 17, 2019.

Fire in the Zulu impact area

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Corporal Drake Nickels)

Firefighters with Camp Pendleton Fire Department (CPFD) initiate prescribed burns at  Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California on June 12, 2019. The CPFD encounters several wildfires each year. Prescribed burns are one of the many methods used to mitigate the unwanted spread of wildfires at the base.

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) is currently moored at Naval Station Norfolk conducting targeted maintenance and training and remains operationally ready.

(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sam Jenkins)

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brittney Vice takes apart a pressure reducing valve for inspection aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on August 15, 2019.

LABOR DAY 2019 Navy sandbags

(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard)

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Carl Miller carries sandbags in preparation for Hurricane Dorian in Jacksonville, Florida, August 29, 2019.

In your Boots: 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant Mozer Da Cunha)

Air Force Senior Airman Samora Dorsey, left, and Colonel Rod Simpson work on a B-5 maintenance platform, used to reach high overhead maintenance job like working on a wing-mounted engine, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait on August 15, 2019.

Coast Guard Station Ocean City

(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Dustin R. Williams)

Fireman Alexandra Wellman checks the engine room while underway on a 47-foot motor life boat off Ocean City, Maryland, on August 8, 2019. Coast Guard Station Ocean City has two of the 47-footers for off-shore search and rescue and security patrols.

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