For military husbands and wives whose Valentines are deployed far away, I'm guessing a video message from their sweeties tops a box of chocolate-covered strawberries or delivery of flowers any day of the week.
Well, good news. Crew members from the USS Carl Vinson have been videotaping Valentine's Day shout-outs for their loved ones back home since last week. Home Post has put up a few on the blog. You can watch them all on the USS Vinson Facebook page by clicking here.
So, in honor of the big day o' love, here's today's video shout-out from Vinson crew members:
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