Under the sea was home for me.  #sixwordwar

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Afghanistan: Coffee, Rip Its, and Tobacco

This is an excerpt from an article I just found on npr.org, I got a giggle out of it, too. Enjoy!  #RipIts

By Mark Memmott

Graham Smith, a producer on All Things Considered, sends in another dispatch from Afghanistan. Graham, NPR Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman and NPR video/photo journalist David Gilkey have been reporting from there for the past month.

In this report, Graham tells of their visit to Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan’s Farah Province, and a trip they made with Marines to the village of Gulistan: Read more

Army Claims Hand-Washing, Gas Masks Prevent Ebola


BETHESDA, Md. — Regular hand washing and eating a good hearty breakfast are among the preventive steps recommended for controlling the outbreak of Ebola, according to a new memorandum from the U.S. Army’s biodefense laboratory. Read more

O’ Canada


Thoughts and prayers go out for our neighbor’s to the North. Stay vigilant. 

Image of the Day: 22 October 2014

US Paratrooper

Going Down?

If anyone knows more about this photo, please leave a comment. I’d like to credit the photographer. Thanks!