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Back in Afghanistan for a Job They Thought Was Done

Yoo

I knew and served with Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo when he was a brand new LtCol Yoo. Man, I'm getting old. He is first rate officer material. Smart, confident, and is cut from the same mold as Mattis and all of the "Marines, Marine" that come before him. I have seen him operate in the most stressful, sleep deprived chaotic conditions combat has to offer. He always excelled.  Keep attacking Sir!

Time for a C-Gar

The commander, Brig. Gen. Daniel D. Yoo, said the Marines had done their job, one of the largest undertakings in the force’s history. At the peak of the war in southern Afghanistan, more than 20,000 Marines flooded the Taliban stronghold, pushing the insurgents out of several districts in Helmand. In their place, the Marines helped Afghan forces establish the combination of security and essential services that became known as a “government in a box.” Read more here

 


Mattis Boards Emergency C-130 As Taliban Strikes Secure Base, Disguising Themselves To Kill 200

Mattis

The war in Afghanistan has been neglected so badly in the past eight years, now all of the progress and gains our warriors had made are very well diminished. The past neglect to your warriors should be criminal.

Afghanistan is in disarray. U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrived in the troubled country early Monday, three days after nearly 200 soldiers were killed in a horrific attack on a prominent Afghan military base.

The Afghan military floundered after American troops mostly withdrew. The insurgents’ grip on power has been steadily increasing rather than diminishing. Mattis’ visit signals America’s increased commitment to Afghan politics. Read more here


A Dog Named Tank

English-black-lab-puppy

You may have seen this post before. Some by utilizing the worthless website (snopes) claim its not true but hey, snopes is a joke and if you use that as your "authenticator" you should reevaluate it. I could care less if its true as it makes you think and ponder the many, many sacrifices your servicemembers make that mostly go unnoticed. True/not true, think about it because somewhere out there is a "tank". Time for a C-Gar

 
They told me the big black Lab's name was Reggie, as I looked at him lying in his pen. The shelter was clean, no-kill, and the people really friendly.

 
I'd only been in the area for six months, but everywhere I went in the small college town, people were welcoming and open. Everyone waves when you pass them on the street.
 
But something was still missing as I attempted to settle in to my new life here, and I thought a dog couldn't hurt. Give me someone to talk to. And I had just seen Reggie's advertisement on the local news. The shelter said they had received numerous calls right after, but they said the people who had come down to see him just didn't look like "Lab people," whatever that meant. They must've thought I did.
 

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MOAB DOD Video that was dropped in Afg yesterday

  2017-04-14 09.32.41 "A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb strikes #ISIS cave and tunnel systems in the Achin district of the Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday. The strike was designed to minimize risk to Afghan and U.S. Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS fighters and facilities and eliminate any perceived safe haven for ISIS in Afghanistan."

This is the video taken from the C-130 at a very high altitude and very far away and the explosion still looks big. Note the shock wave from the blast. Nasty.......

Time for a C-Gar