(CNN)The fight against breast cancer picked up a powerful new ally — a US Navy fighter jet. And of course, it’s pink.
A retiredF9F-8 Cougar, painted in a vivid pink shade called “Heliconia,” has been unveiled on the flight deck of the World War II aircraft carrierUSS Lexington, in Corpus Christi, Texas. The Lexington was decommissioned in 1991 and converted to a naval aviation museum a year later.
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cougar will be on the deck through October 31.
It won’t stay pink forever though. A special procedure — applying liquid dishwashing soap to the latex paint — keeps the pretty paint job from becoming permanent.