The U.S.S. Carl Vinson's motto is Vis Per Mare--strength from the sea. I'll need a bit of that as I while away the months on the home front, but my dear man will need even more of it to deal with the unique challenges of living on an aircraft carrier.
This song came on my iPod as I drove away from the air terminal, and I swallowed my tears just enough to sing along:
Bon voyage, my love.