A Sailor's Journey Home:
USS America kicks off Los Angeles Fleet Week 2016
Not a wrinkle could be seen on Airman Monique Rowland's dress white uniform as she stood on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6).
However, for Rowland, the "City of Angels" is home.
"My first reaction of course was thinking of family and a free trip home," Rowland recalls. "My family knows that I am in the Navy they don't know what I do because it is kind of hard to explain without the ship."