The APME has honored the attached photograph as National MBR Photo of the Month for December 2015.
Thanks to Ben Gray at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
"Bill’s photo is a classic homecoming image made even better because of the layering he created. The hug in the foreground makes you feel a part of the image while the flag and sailors on the ships’ deck in the background frame the kissing couple. "
Below is the link to all images entered for December and the winner is slide #45.
Kyle Blessing, of Chesapeake, Va., hugs his fiancee, Petty Officer 2nd Class Sophie Mulkey, as Petty Officer 2nd Class Dan Ravo, of Norfolk, Va., kisses his girlfriend, Kelly Rancier, alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul after returning to Norfolk Naval Station after an eight-month deployment. (Bill Tiernan/The Virginian-Pilot via AP) MAGS OUT