Each year, each of the communities in Naval Aviation, hold a ball. One such community is the West Coast F/A-18C/D Hornet and F/A-18E/F SuperHornet squadrons. The annual balls are fun social occasions allowing the aircrew to dress up in their best uniforms and show off their ladies (or gentlemen, in this new age) in their finest. Speeches are made, and presentations on the state of the community by leadership and contractors given. And it is awards season, both for the best squadrons, and for individual achievement within the community.
In the last dozen or so years, one highlight of the community balls has become the videos various squadrons and even individuals put together for presentation. Here’s one.