Pic of the Day – CARAT

SOUTH CHINA SEA (Aug. 22, 2011) The guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) fires its 5-inch/54-caliber (MK 45) lightweight gun at an aerial target. Curtis Wilbur is participating in Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2011. CARAT is a series of bilateral exercises held annually in Southeast Asia to strengthen relationships and enhance force readiness. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Ryan Smith/Released)

[Image courtesy of United States Navy Website.]

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Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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