Lt. Cmdr Mark "Crunchy" Burgess, 35, and members
of his VF-31 squad enjoyed the sunlight in their inflatable pool aside
their F-14 Tomcats on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln in the Persian
Gulf. The Pilots and most of the more than 5,000 crew members enjoy
a "Steel Beach" picnic on their second and last day of rest
prior to resuming their 8th month of duty.