Tag: soldiers

  • A Case Against Soldiers On US Bases Carrying Guns

    From Grant in the comments on my post about Trained US Soldiers Can’t Be Trusted With Guns: First and foremost: none of you fanboys have an iota, not a single ounce of justification or foundation to call this man a disgrace. You want to play range ninja on the weekend? Fine. You want to cut…

  • Operation Supply Drop – Sending Video Games To Troops

    Right on… I like this idea: Boosting morale and helping fight PTSD!  These guys sacrifice so much for the country, at the very least they should be comfortable when they aren’t being shot at. There is a very reasonable and well thought out indiegogo campaign running right now to raise money for this.  Hit the…

  • Photos From Afghanistan – February 2012

    Check out the full photo sets over at The Atlantic and a similar one at The Big Picture. Most of the time when I see pictures of Afghanistan I think “Wow that really looks like it sucks there”.   I see it’s winter there now though, and it appears to suck even more than usual.

  • Photos From Afghanistan – September 2011

     A US soldier observes a bombing strike from a US fighter jet during a firefight at Outpost Bari Alai in Kunar on Sept. 15. 53 more photos over at the Big Picture – HERE I can’t get enough of these pics every month.

  • Memorial Day

    In Memory Of Those Who Served Our Great Country. The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. – Thucydides

  • Audio Battlefield To Help Prepare New Troops

    Telecommunications professor Steven Grant stands in the middle of a 64-speaker surround-sound audio battlefield in Rolla, Mo., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. In an effort to help prepare troops for combat’s auditory assault, researchers are turning a nearby warehouse into a surround-sound audio battlefield that they hope military trainers could soon use. Full story – HERE…