Spectacular scenes like this, viewed from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, on February 8th, always make me want to join the Navy. The carrier is supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, the military intervention against ISIL, and now transits the Persian Gulf. [Petty Officer 2nd Class John Philip Wagner, Jr./U.S. Navy/DoD]

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Siete Ocho

Remember when military operations had cool names? E.g., there was literally an "Operation Dracula" in WWII.