The purpose of the video, according to Goldfein? To provide "a quick shoutout to all the military kids and families and thank them for all the support they give to their loved ones who serve."
This video, an annual tradition in the Air Force, would be absolutely adorable — if the Tennessee Air National Guard hadn't recently decided to nuke the careers of three dedicated airmen for doing essentially the exact same thing
Indeed, ousted Col. Kevin “Bly” Blaser told Military.com on April 25 that the whole reason he participated in the controversial dino puppet reenlistment video that ended his career was that Master Sgt. Robin Brown, in the Air Force for 17 years, wanted to use her reenlistment ceremony "to make a video for her young children to understand the significance of what ‘mom’ was doing."
“I was very well aware she’s a single mom with three young ones at home,” Blaser said, noting that Brown also wanted to honor the Month of the Military Child. “We should have done a new one, and a separate video for [her kids].”
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima sails past the Statue of Liberty into New York Harbor, November 10, 2016. (U.S. Navy/Petty Officer 2nd Class Carla Giglio)
In the six months since its activation, the Navy's 2nd Fleet has bulked up and is embracing its mission in the North Atlantic and the Arctic, where the U.S. and its partners are focused on countering a sophisticated and wily Russian navy.