I was a Navy brat and a Navy wife. We are a proud Navy family! I did a scrapbook for husband's Navy retirement. He served for 20 years and thought I would share a few pages from it.
This is a portrait my husband took in his Navy uniform before his last deployment and the cover of the Navy scrapbook.
Navy emblem on the inside cover.
Navy definition:A navy is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval warfare and amphibious warfare; namely, lake- or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions. It includes anything conducted by surface ships, amphibious ships, submarines, and seaborne aviation, as well as ancillary support, communications, training, and other fields; recent developments have included space related operations. The strategic offensive role of a navy is projection of force into areas beyond a country's shores (for example, to protect sea-lanes, ferry troops, or attack other navies, ports, or shore installations). The strategic defensive purpose of a navy is to frustrate seaborne projection-of-force by enemies. The strategic task of the navy also may incorporate nuclear deterrence by use of nuclear missiles.
This page shows my husband on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise, a Navy aircraft carrier, in his flight deck gear. The Navy plane behind him is an S~3.
This picture above will always be special to me. It captures the moment my husband came home after his 9 month deployment to Desert Storm/Desert Shield, that is our first born between us. My dad took the shot, you see my husband had left when our first born was 2 hours old and didn't get back until he was 9 months old. I was fortunate to have the wonderful support of family and friends during that time. I often tell my husband you're lucky I was a Navy brat first, I knew what I was getting into before I married him!
This is a photo of the Navy ship and hubby is sitting in what they call a berthing, where they sleep. Those colorful ribbons, are like the Navy ribbons given to the men during that time. I thought it was neat they had them on scrapbooking cards!
One of our Navy duty stations was in Virginia for 3 years. Someone told us it didn't snow by the beach, they lied! My husband is in his Navy whites and my boys in the other pic. I had my second son while we were stationed there.