Category Archive: Army Strong

Feb 11 2012

The Operators

Michael Hastings covers the unwinnable Afghanistan. Recently my buddy clued me into to another light colonel who “Hackworthed” or sacrificed his career in the hopes of raising consciousness about an unwinnable fight.  LT. COL Daniel L. Davis wrote a scathing assessment of the War in Afghanistan as the conflict pushes steadily into its second decade. …

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Feb 02 2012

Support our Troops Unless…

RBB experiences even more controversy. “Support our Troops” in a saying that I personally don’t like. I just am not a big bumper sticker person, though I do have one simple U.S. Army star stuck to my car expressly for the purpose of getting out of the occasional speeding ticket. While I do agree with …

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Dec 19 2011

Last Flight Out

Over a dozen blast walls bear the hand painted names of American KIA's from Iraq. The memorial remains at the Dept of State facility in Kirkuk.

The last American Military forces* depart Iraq. December 17th marked the last flight and convoy of American military forces leaving Iraq, marking the end to kinetic military action in America’s foreseeable relationship with Iraq. It also brings the somber news of the last KIA of an American Soldier in the war, Spec. David Emanuel Hickman …

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Dec 16 2011

Road Trip Redux

My Exodus leave starts today! And so does the cross-country drive to see the family. See you all next week.

Dec 14 2011


Justin is absolutely right on military atheists and the no-rel-pref dog tag! Get yours changed todays and save your secular family from having the worst moment become even more terrible.

Dec 05 2011

Monday Motivator


It’s not that you fight. But how.

Nov 19 2011

Off to Port

So Kuwait is overloaded with Soldiers. So many that the handful of wireless routers on this camp are overloaded and webpages load at paint drying speed. Even logging on FtB takes a good twenty minutes. The slow internet has me tearing my hair out (if I had hair long enough to tear out), so I am going to …

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Nov 16 2011

The Art of War


Website collects pictures, port-a-john scrawls, and art from a decade of war. Every war has its art. Farewells to friends, celebrations of victory, escapes from reality, and bitching about the boss are common subjects. Art in war is a coping mechanism, a way to express feelings that are difficult to talk about in the American …

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Nov 14 2011

Meet Virginia

I am now out of Iraq! For the next few weeks I will be at lovely Camp Virginia as the pullout from Iraq continues at a breakneck pace. Best of all, this place has a Starbucks, so I know America is just a step away. Once I figure out my work schedule here and catch …

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Nov 09 2011

SSSD is in Effect

a view

Moving around again.   Adios Kirkuk, hello redacted destination. I will be moving to my next base over the next few days and will be disconnected from the intertubes. I have no idea what  internet options are available at the next stop or how long I will be there. Last time I asked my XO …

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