Fair winds and following seas Capt. Bailey!
Capt. Thomas Bailey, Joint Base Charleston deputy commander and former Naval Weapons Station commanding officer and his wife Janet, are piped ashore at the conclusion of his retirement ceremony Aug. 9, 2013, aboard the USS Yorktown (CV 10) at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant, S.C. “Piping Ashore" is a historical and traditional naval ceremony that began in the 1700's. Traditionally, the retiree requests permission to "go ashore" for the last time, symbolizing the end of a naval career. Bailey served more than 30 years in the U.S. Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)