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The last letter war

One of my happiest deployment memories is receiving mail at a train station in As Samawah, Iraq in 2003. Our unit had been in Iraq for about a week, and we had just experienced combat for the first time – a liminal event, if there ever was one. 733 more words

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Don reblogged this on Carrying the Gun and commented:

One of my first posts, wondering what it would be like to deploy in the digital age. Well, my suspicions have thus far been confirmed.

Army Culture: The M9 as Vanity Weapon

One of the enduring legends of the 82nd Airborne Division concerns Generals Ridgway and Gavin. Both were highly regarded, and one of the stories that continues to circulate about them is how they both insisted on carrying soldier’s weapons in combat. 298 more words

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Why Deployment Experience Really Matters

It’s been interesting reading the reactions to the blog post by soon-to-be-forced-out Major Slider on The Best Defense. Major Slider is one of the hundreds of Majors who was selected to be cut from the Army as a result of the recent Officer Separation Board (OSB). 679 more words

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