31739797_10211607291273468_5920329009824006144_oHello. I am a prior U.S. Navy sailor and photojournalist serving on active duty with the National GuardĀ – combined, for more than 20 years. This blogĀ features my more memorable stories and photos from that news pile. All images and stories are by me unless otherwise credited. I hope to backlog more as well as write new stories. Thank you so much.

– Mike R. Smith