Sea Knights final flight

“The Last Phrog” begins its landing during the CH-46 Retirement Ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum’s Steven Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia August 1, 2015. The aircraft wears a special paint scheme, used in its final year of service, that evokes its extensive Vietnam War service, including a mission that resulted in the award of a Navy Cross. The aircraft also had tours in Afghanistan and Iraq from 2007 to 2009. (USMC Photo)