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Pucker up: Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta, left, kisses her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell in the first time a same-sex couple was chosen for Navy's traditional homecoming kiss

11:43 PM on 21st December 2011

A Navy tradition caught up with the repeal of the U.S. military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ rule when two women sailors became the first to share the coveted home-coming ‘first kiss’ on the pier.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta of California, descended from the USS Oak Hill  after 80 days at sea and shared a kiss in the rain with her partner, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell of Los Angeles.

The crowd screamed and waved flags around the couple as they shared the short embrace, with Gaeta, 23, wearing her Navy dress uniform while Snell, 22, wore a black leather jacket and blue jeans.

‘It’s something new, that’s for sure,’ Gaeta told reporters after the kiss.

‘It’s nice to be able to be myself. It’s been a long time coming.’

For the historical significance of the kiss, there was little to differentiate it from countless others when a Navy ship pulls into its home port following a deployment.

Neither the Navy nor the couple tried to draw attention to what was happening and many onlookers waiting for their loved ones to come off the ship were busy talking among themselves.

David Bauer, the commanding officer of the USS Oak Hill, said that the crew’s reaction upon learning who was selected to have the first kiss after a raffle was positive.

‘It’s going to happen and the crew’s going to enjoy it. We’re going to move on and it won’t overshadow the great things that this crew has accomplished over the past three months,’ Bauer said.

Navy first: The crown scream and waved flags as the couple, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell made military history
Navy first: The crown scream and waved flags as the couple, Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta and Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell made military history
A first: The lesbian couple won the time-honoured tradition of the 'first kiss' for the first time in the Navy's recorded history
A first: The lesbian couple won the time-honoured tradition of the ‘first kiss’ for the first time in the Navy’s recorded history

The ship returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story following an 80-day deployment to Central America.

The crew of more than 300 participated in exercises involving the militaries of Honduras, Guatemala Colombia and Panama as part of Amphibious-Southern Partnership Station 2012.

Both women are Navy fire controlmen, who maintain and operate weapons systems on ships.

They met at training school where they were roommates and have been dating for two years, which they said was difficult under ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’.

‘We did have to hide it a lot in the beginning,’ Snell said.

‘”A lot of people were not always supportive of it in the beginning, but we can finally be honest about who we are in our relationship, so I’m happy.’

Home: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) returned on Wednesday after 80 days at sea (stock photo)
Home: The amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) returned on Wednesday after 80 days at sea (stock photo)

Navy officials said it was the first time on record that a same-sex couple was chosen to kiss first upon a ship’s return. Sailors and their loved ones bought $1 raffle tickets for the opportunity.

Gaeta said she bought $50 of tickets, a figure that she said pales in comparison to amounts that some other sailors and their loved ones had bought.

The money was used to host a Christmas party for the children of sailors.

Snell said she believes their experience won’t be the last one for gays and lesbians in the military.

‘I think that it’s something that is going to open a lot of doors, for not just our relationship, but all the other gay and lesbian relationships that are in the military now,’ she said.

Snell is based on the USS Bainbridge, the guided missile destroyer that helped rescue cargo captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates in 2009.

story from and video at:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077283/Lesbian-couple-share-Navys-traditional-homecoming-kiss-U-S-ship-returns.html

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Marissa Gaeta

4199111 71521         42

 

her path of destiny = 42 = Kiss.   Partner.  Sharing love.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

Marissa Gaeta

4           7   2 

 

her primary challenge = MG = 47 = Famous.  Internationally known.

what she must do/has to do = MT = 42 = Kiss.  Partner.  Sharing love.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

 

 

  9 1 9     5          24

Citlalic Snell                          50

3 23 3 3 15 33      26

 

her soul number = 24 = Modest.

her outer personality = 26 = Popular.  Photos.  In the news.  Making headlines.

her path of destiny = 50 = Overjoyed.  It’s a wonderful life.  This is how good life can be.

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June 17th, 2011

The man photographed kissing a woman while lying in the street during the Vancouver hockey riots has been identified as an Australianbartender-comedian, the Australian news site Ninemsn reports.

Scott Jones, 29, from Perth, was identified by shocked relatives who saw the photo of him locked in a passionate embrace with his Canadian girlfriend, identified as Alexandra Thomas.

A couple lie on a street in Vancouver as an unidentified woman approaches Wednesday amid riots that broke out after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Finals.

“I knew it was him because he doesn’t have a lot of clothes with him, and he always puts on the same thing,” his mother, Megan Jones, tells Ninemsn.

Scott, his family says, has been working as a bartender and stand-up comedian while traveling.

“It certainly gives him more material for his routine,” his mother says. “But I don’t think he would have planned it. He doesn’t think like that. He just reacts, and the whole world goes on around him. Teachers always said he didn’t engage with what’s going on.”

Ninemsn says Scott’s pals began leaving notes on his Facebook page when they realized he was in the photo that had quickly gone viral.

He eventually posted a reply: “Classic! This was shortly after the riot police run over the top of us and naturally Alex needed some comforting.”

The Vancouver Sun reports that the photo was taken by freelance photojournalist Richard Lam. Asked if he had stopped to speak to the couple, Lam replied, “I was trying not to get my ass kicked.”

The Vancouver Sun posted a second photo of the couple taken another angle and sent in by readers.

The Sun quotes one witness, identified as William, as explaining what happened:

“I was on the top floor of a parkade on Seymour, the couple was right outside of the parkade on the street in front of me. What happen was the police line rushed the crowd and this couple trying to stay together couldn’t react in time and were run over my 2 riot police officers. The girl who was knocked over landed head first on the pavement with her boyfriend landed partially on top of her. She was in visible pain, crying, but the 2 officers gave them a parting shove and moved on. By standers went to go make sure she was ok. I understand that the front line police have to control the crowd but it is a bit ridiculous that they couldn’t have other officers or paramedics behind the line to help anyone who is hurt.”

from:  http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/06/kissing-couple-photographed-amid-the-vancouver-riots-identified-as-australian-and-his-girlfriend/1?csp=hf

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Scott Jones

1        6

 

how he appears to the world = SO = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.

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using the number/letter grid:

1      2      3       4       5       6      7      8      9
A      B     C       D       E       F      G      H      I
J      K      L      M      N       O      P      Q      R 
S      T      U      V      W      X      Y      Z
 

Where:

A = 1              J = 1              S = 1

B = 2              K = 2             T = 2

C = 3              L = 3             U = 3

D = 4              M = 4            V = 4

E = 5              N = 5            W = 5

F = 6              O = 6             X = 6

G = 7              P = 7             Y = 7

H = 8              Q = 8             Z = 8

I = 9               R = 9

Alexandra Thomas

1               2

 

how she appears to the world = SO = 16 = Shocks.  Surprises.  Unpredictable.

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