Friday, May 10, 2013

We were invaded!

The Marines and the Navy invaded our little towns yesterday.  Last night I laid down ready to fall asleep.  All of a sudden a low flying aircraft went over the house.  Then another and another, circling around our area.  Sounded like F-18's, and probably were, but I could hear many, many helicopters as well.  Sigh, why do they always have to train over our desert.    I'm gonna quote from our newspaper.  "13th Marine Expeditionary Unit turned Washington County into a training ground overnight launching a raid out of the St. George Municipal Airport and taking out a simulated terrorist training camp within the Shivwits Band Indian Reservation"  
Guess who lives right by the Indian Reservation.
 Oh yeah, you guessed it.  ME!  All of the following were flying over me last night. It was amazing!


On the left, this is a MV-22B Osprey

My son Aaron was a Marine.  He says once a Marine, always a Marine.  Anyway he was stationed back east for quite awhile and was deployed to the Iraq War.  He worked on these helicopters, frames only.  He said that when these guys would come in with bullet holes, they would buy a coke, drink it and weld the cans over the bullet holes and then the helicopter would take off again.  He had some really interesting and hard experiences while he was over there.




On the right - this is a CH-53E Super Stallion



On the left - This is a AH-1Z Super Cobra


And this on the right is the dependable good ole UH-1Y Huey.  Indispensable during the Vietnam War.

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that would be quite a racket at night! bless your son!

Terri said...

We have military fly-overs occasionally, but no combat training. How cool!

Rose said...

Cannot imagine all the noise!

My hubby is an x-marine...but like your son says...once a marine, always a marine!

Buttons said...

Oh I cannot even imagine what that would be like. You should be very proud of your son that is a silly statement of course you are. Tonight you will be sleeping better I am sure. B

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I haven't seen a military flyover in AGES!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I imagine that would be a very noisy, but amazing experience! So glad your son got back safely. Thank him from me for his service to our country!
Happy Mother's Day!

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Debbie said...

oh how exciting....not going to help much with the sleeping thing ;)

you got some great images!!

Deb said...

tell you son Thank you!!!I bet it was loud...but how exciting....

EG CameraGirl said...

I think I would find the noise annoying but I know the Marines need to practice somewhere. My nephew was a Marine in Iraq.

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