The USS Lexington is joining the fight against breast cancer. For the first time in U.S. Navy history, the F9F-8 Cougar has been painted a vibrant shade of pink called "Heliconia."
USS Lexington Director of Operations and Exhibits Rusty Reustle got the idea from a technique he saw during the filming of "Pearl Harbor." The pink paint job is not permanent. A dishwashing liquid is added to the latex paint to make it removable.
Representatives from the USS Lexington Museum picked a fighter plane to symbolize all of the people that have fought and continue to fight the battle against cancer.
The display can currently be seen on the flight deck of the USS Lexington.