I don’t know about you but I start my morning off with a pot of black coffee and a nice stoagy to get the motor running. Knowing that sleep is a crutch I figure the dynamic duo of the two kick start formulas will ward off any jack assery that will raise its head in the hours to come. The coffee is to fill my veins and the cigar smoke is a natural idiot repellent.
U.S. Army Sgt. Nick Andrews looks into the valley from a mountaintop outside the village of Nengaresh in Nuristan province, Afghanistan, Jan. 21, 2010. Andrews is assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment. After seven hours of searching through rugged terrain, U.S. and Afghan soldiers located an improvised explosive device along Route Iowa, based on a tip. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Matson
Another week is just about done. How have you done in regards to this? Did you make any gains this week? What challenges did you overcome that you didn’t think you were going to?
It’s a shame that so much emphasis is directed on these heroes when it’s too late at their funeral. Sure, they get some publicity when they are alive, for those that are fortunate enough to be awarded the highest medal the United States has to offer and at the same time be alive since so many are awarded the medal posthumously.
Another week starts, ya its Monday. You might feel a bit slow getting your butt in gear but suck it up sally and get moving. The coffee is over there. Go get a big cup of suck it the hell up. Your warriors deployed haven’t had the luxury of having “time off” and chilling out over the weekend. Even if they had some down time and even if it was in the best of COPs (Combat Out Posts) it wasn’t like anything you just had so consider yourself blessed and get it in gear. Try 10 push up and you will get your blood moving.
Notice the jets flyover - which means the photo was taken from a plane above the jets...up there in the wild blue yonder.(click on the photo for a larger view)
Caroline Law, 5, grips the hand of her father, a U.S. Marine, following his return to Marine Corps Base Hawaii from a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2010. The Marine is a battalion gunner, assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, which provided support as part of counterinsurgency operations during Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reece E.Lodder
'CAMP LEATHERNECK, Afghanistan (Jan. 20, 2011) — Early versions of the tank shaped the battlefields of World War I, and more sophisticated versions helped quickly end the Gulf War for the U.S. Now tanks have landed in Afghanistan to help bring security to Helmand province.' http://www.centcom.mil/
To be in the military you have to be ready to put others welfare in front of yours and be ready to sacrifice. Zach Jones did just that but the story continues. Zach was an organ donor and gave all he could in Iraq, and then kept giving his body even though he couldn’t give anymore. Now seven other Americans can continue life after this warrior gave his all, then some more.
Selfless acts and bravery were probably some of the words used at his funeral. I would add hero to them as well.
Time for a CGar, for Zach!
Great warriors doing great things in the US Army New uniform….didn’t the Army just recently go to the high speed blue digitals? Guess they didn’t make them like they use to so they had to go back to a old camouflage type pattern. Let me guess, digitals next??? Somebody somewhere is making a mint on this uniform move stuff. Damn why didn’t I think to sell them their old uniforms back to them? Regardless, gotta give props (Mad Props) to the warriors on the ground. Keep up the good fight warriors.
PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Carlos R. Hansen, of Sioux City, Iowa, and fellow Soldiers of the personal security detachment for Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 113th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Redhorse, patrol the villages in the Bagram Security Zone Jan. 7. TF Redhorse, part of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, TF Red Bulls, is in charge of operations in the BSZ and is increasing combat patrols in order to disrupt insurgent activity in the area. (Photo by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ashlee Lolkus, Task Force Red Bulls Public Affairs)