Pic of the Day – Saluting The Sideboys

YOKOSUKA, Japan (Sept. 7, 2011) Vice Adm. Scott H. Swift, commander of US 7th Fleet, salutes the sideboys as he departs the US 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) after the US 7th Fleet change of command ceremony. Swift relieved Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk as commander of the Navy’s largest numbered fleet, encompassing 48 million square miles of the Pacific and Indian Ocean. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kenneth R. Hendrix/Released)

[Image courtesy of the US 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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