The US Marine Corps, they kick ass. Because they are amazing and because they are badass and because their pilots ride Veritech VF-1 Valkyries, as this night shot clearly shows.

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OK, it's not a Veritech VF-1 Valkyrie, it's an AV-8B Harrier with Marine Attack Squadron 311 landing vertically on the deck of the USS Essex on March 6. But the image is so bloody amazingly cool that it can be a VF-1, ok? [US Marine Corps]

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Garry J. Welch.