14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
At the Ready

These helmets appeared on board the USS Essex during a Navy ShipRide opportunity in Seattle WA. They stand ready to protect our American Men and Women in the case of disaster. Ironic that these same men and women stand ready to protect all Americans anywhere around the world when called.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Camera: FinePix S5700 S700
Copyright: © Michael Martinez