Yeoman First Class Ahmad Edwards embraces his partner Jurrell Hargraves after returning from a nine month deployment aboard the USS Harry S. Truman. The USS Harry S. Truman returned around 5,000 soldiers to Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia on Sept. 12, 2022.
The Atlas V rocket launches from pad 39A at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida. United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket is one of the world's most reliable launch vehicles used to deliver exploration spacecraft, satellites and classified payloads into space for NASA, the United States Air Force, the National Reconnaissance Office and commercial customers.
A great egret nestling walks through the car of Lisa Barlow, president of Tidewater Rehabilitation and Environmental Education. 16 great egrets were rescued after a storm the previous night impacted their nesting area in Portsmouth, Virginia on June 26, 2023.
A worker lays on the roof in after suffering from a heat stroke while working on roofing repairs. Tornados left significant damage across Tupelo, Mississippi on May 2, 2021 and left thousands without power.
Fernando Chavez Sr. — father of 16-year-old Fernando Chavez-Barron, who was killed in the mass shooting Nov. 22, 2022 at a Chesapeake Walmart — is consoled by friends and family at a vigil for his son Nov. 24 in the store parking lot. Five other people, and the gunman, died; four more suffered gunshot wounds.
Deontae Arrington, 10, is cheered on by his friends as he slides down a slip n' slide near his home in the Park Place neighborhood. Temperatures made their wave above 100 degrees Fahrenheit during a heat wave across the Hampton Roads area on July 6, 2022.
Kim Waters throws her hands in the air and waves an American flag as ‘The Pukin’ Dogs’ of Strike Fighter Squadron 143 fly overhead returning home from Carrier Strike Group 10 to Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on April 21, 2023.
Paige Kistler sends a photo to a friend of a right whale that washed ashore in Virginia Beach, Virginia, near the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel on Feb. 13, 2023.
Mckinley Norris (right) embraces chaperone Rob Leonard before the start of the 2021 Jackson County Apple Festival in Jackson, Ohio on Sept. 22, 2021. Norris was named the second attendant on the Apple Festival Royal Court.
A firefighter controls a hose from the top of a ladder as the Virginia Beach fire department work a fire in the 2600 block of Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, July 11, 2023.
President Joe Biden speaks about healthcare in the United States at the Kempsville Recreation Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Feb. 28, 2023.
A fire blower spits a mouthful of gasoline onto a match to create a fireball during the Great Benjamin Circus at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, Mississippi on February 12, 2020.
Kennedy Dauphin and Patrick Roach embrace while "Dancing Queen" by ABBA plays at the bar C I in Athens, Ohio, on Oct. 5, 2021. Dauphin, 21-years-old and Roach, 20-years-old were attending the Ohio University Hockey Team date party. Dauphin bought drinks for Roach since she was the only one old enough. Roach used a fake ID to enter the bar. Players are not allowed to attend mass gathering events like the date party for concerns around the coronavirus.
Rows of medical marijuana are grown under controlled day-light bulbs at the Cannabist medical marijuana growing facility in Portsmouth, Virginia on Nov. 15, 2022. Cannabist is the only approved medical marijuana dispensary in the health service area 5 of Virginia. Their 65,000 square foot growing facility supplies just four. brick-and-mortar locations in Hampton Roads.
A flight crew waits for take off on the Final Flight of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 from Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Virginia on Feb. 15, 2023. The flight marked the end of 16 years of service in the Naval Rotary Wing Aviation since inception in October of 2006.