U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Sebastian Rodriguez, a machine gunner with Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun during a night squad-attack exercise at Kangaroo Flats Training Area in Northern Territory, Australia, May 22, 2013. (DoD photo by Sgt. Sarah Fiocco, U.S. Marine Corps/Released) (by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos)
U.S. Army Spc. Seth Wymer, with the 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), and a sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns, places a U.S. flag at the foot of one of four crypts at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 23, 2013. The ceremony was performed to honor Service members ahead of Memorial Day weekend. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Garcia, U.S. Army/Released) (by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos)
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Parsons, assigned to Police Adviser Team Delaram, interacts with children in Delaram, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 26, 2013, during an operation with Afghan National Civil Order Police officers. Parsons and other U.S. Service members assigned to the team were serving as instructors and mentors for Afghan civil order police officers. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Ezekiel R. Kitandwe, U.S. Marine Corps/Released) (by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos)
As some of you know, a couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that my dad and I were planning to surprise my grandparents with tickets to Sir Alex Ferguson’s final United match at Old Trafford (long story short: they weren’t able to afford tickets themselves). that-kid-erin suggested I film their reactions and put the video on Tumblr. We decided to tell them in public, in a restaurant in Manchester; we’ve made friends with a few of the waiters over the last couple of years, and a bunch of them decided to stop during their shifts and stand behind our table to watch! I’ve finally got round to uploading the video, so here is the immediate aftermath of us breaking the news to them; it’s safe to say they were a bit shocked! My grandad is a man of few words and even fewer emotions, and he was completely overwhelmed and quite emotional. I actually had to stop filming because my nana started crying! There were a lot of hugs and “thank you’s” and “I can’t believe it’s”, it’s still a bit surreal for them. They had the time of their lives and, like me, were very honoured to be there. My grandparents mean the absolute world to me, their passion for United has never wavered and there were no two people who deserved to be there, at Sir Alex’s last match at Old Trafford, more than those two. They’re already buzzing for next season and I’m so happy that we were able to put smiles on their faces. :’)
I played soccer with my child friend the other day!
This kid kept asking to play football with me for Christmas present since last year, I was finally able to make it come true.
It was only meant to be 15 minutes but as soon as I started kicking the ball I couldn’t finish straight…
Alex Chapman Ferguson. The man who shook football. Ta ra.
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator flies near the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) after launching from the ship May 14, 2013, in the Atlantic Ocean. The George H.W. Bush became the first aircraft carrier to successfully catapult launch an unmanned aircraft from its flight deck. (DoD photo by Erik Hildebrandt, U.S. Navy/Released) (by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos)
U.S. Airmen with the 151st Air Refueling Wing (ARW) conduct air refueling operations with a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., May 9, 2013, over southern Idaho. The 151st ARW supported air operations across the western United States. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon, U.S. Air Force/Released) (by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos)
U.S. Soldiers with the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade advance through a tunnel while conducting riot control operations during a Kosovo Force (KFOR) mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, May 12, 2013. The KFOR 17 MRE was designed to prepare the U.S. Army’s 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade for operations in support of NATO in Kosovo. (DoD photo by Spc. Bryan Rankin, U.S. Army/Released) (by U.S. Department of Defense Current Photos)