A good cause on hallowed ground
Four Soldiers from Headquarters & Headquarters Company, Mission Support Element, 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) next to J. Don Reynolds, a world renowned artist and sculptor, and his latest masterpiece, the Blue Jacket Recruit, at the conclusion of the statue’s dedication ceremony conducted April 14, 2018, at Blue Jacket Park in Orlando, Fla. The Blue Jacket Recruit statue commemorates the more than 188,000 women who graduated from Navy boot camp at Recruit Training Center Orlando from 1968-94. RTC Orlando was the Navy’s first gender integrated boot camp training facility. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John L. Carkeet IV, 143d ESC)