Ever wonder what “they” meant when talking about a painted sky?

Wonder no more:


PERSIAN GULF (Dec. 22, 2008) The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61) transits through the Persian Gulf. Ramage is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. MSO help develop security in the maritime environment. From security arises stability that results in global economic prosperity. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Fire Controlman Michael Clemente/Released)


  1. Byron

    Thanks for the image, SJS! Just set it as my background on the work ‘puter!

  2. Phil

    So did I, Byron. I commissioned RAMAGE back in 1995 and a fine warship she is. Fair Winds, Red Thunder.

  3. Mike

    Wow. I had no idea this photo was going to go so viral when I took it. This was one of a whole series I snapped. If anyone wants any others, just email me.


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