One of the military blogs linked to the PBS series, "CARRIER" and online you can watch the full length videos of episodes 1-8 . That is what I have been doing for the past few days. Riveting. I can usually knit and watch videos on the computer at the same time. But, during the chapters on jets landing on the carrier in high seas, while the deck is "pitchoing," I could not knit. Too intense. Wow.
I can't believe the NAVY let it all hang out in this series. The liberal slant of the PBS folks love showing the young sailor that has no clue as to why we are at war. And to spend a whole episode on "religion" but I have not seen hide nor hair of a hospital nor medical doctor so I guess Navy sailors are one hundred percent healthy all the time.
And they "ground" a pilot for running out of gas and landing at the airport in Bagdad?? Dang. What if he had crashed? Would his career be over? It is not like he lost the plane.
The funniest spot was a sailor visiting a camel park petting the camel on the head saying he had finally found someone in the middle east that liked Americans.
So sad when the pilot learned his wife had miscarried. And what is with the jerk sailor who keeps calling and emailing his knocked up girlfriend. Why won't he marry her? Wouldn't that be the responsible and honorable thing?? He gets so irritated when she does not email him every week. As if she is running around on him pregnant.
Did the Navy think they were getting free recruiting?? PBS loves to point out over and over how all the recruits are poor and middle class.