Attached to an email message originating from "a navy captain":
From the Theodore Roosevelt:
Here's why the "gang on the roof", i.e. sailors on the flight deck, get flight deck pay!
Look closely at both pictures. For friends and family not in the Navy, that's a heat seeking "Sidewinder" missile sliding down the flight deck off that F-18 "Hornet". The aircraft just "trapped" (carrier landing with an arresting wire) back aboard "Teddy," the aircraft carrier. I'm sure that missile caused a tremendous amount of excitement!