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Wednesday, October 21, 2009


For a larger view, please click on the pictures.
Paratroopers from Third Platoon, Company "B", Third Battalion, Five Hundred and Ninth Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fourth Brigade Combat Team, Twenty-Fifth Infantry Division "Tropic Lightning", prepare to load a CH-47 "Chinook" Helicopter in the Bermel District of the Paktika province in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday 13 October 2009, during an air assault mission to detain a known militant.

Official United States Army photograph by Private First Class Andrya Hill, Fourth Brigade Combat Team, Twenty-Fifth Infantry Division Public Affairs

Specialist Justin Slagle returns to Forward Operating Base Lane in a UH-60 "Black Hawk" helicopter after an air assault mission in the Zabul province of Afghanistan on Thursday 15 October 2009.

Official United States Army photograph by Specialist Tia P. Sokimson


I edited out the unnecessary official United States Army propaganda speech.

Boy, oh boy, does this stuff ever bring back memories for us Viet Nam veterans!

They do have some nice looking toys to play with.

But, girls with cameras weren't allowed in combat areas back in those days.

The only American females we ever saw were occasional base camp visits by Red Cross "Doughnut Dollies", Army nurses at a hospital, or entertainers from the United Services Organization, such as the BOB HOPE SHOW or Miss America.

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