Roadside bomb kills US soldier in Afghanistan, coalition says


Roadside bomb kills US soldier 2016

A roadside bomb killed a US soldier in Helmand, a province in southern Afghanistan that has seen an upsurge in violence in recent weeks.

The bomb also wounded another US soldier and six Afghan soldiers, coalition forces said in a statement on Tuesday. The wounded soldier was in stable condition, the statement said. Read more

Image of the Day: 1 June 2016


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Death before dishonor

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Image of the Day:24 May 2016


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Incoming

Helo incoming 

Passing the Time in a War Zone


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Baseball in Afghanistan

Nothin’ says “Merica” like Marines playin’ baseball in Afghanistan.
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Thank you to the brave military men & women who serve & sacrifice. Not all heroes wear capes #NationalSuperheroDay

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Image of the Day: 29 April 2016


Life in a foxhole. There’s always room for a smile.

Image of the Day: 25 March 2016


GI on patrol in Kabul seems lost among the ruins overlooking the capital, shrouded in the mist of dawn. Are these ruins historical or the result of recent battles? What is an armed African-American soldier doing in a Central Asian city? What invisible enemy is he guarding against? The photo is a symbol of America’s presence in Afghanistan. It reminds me of the film ‘The Desert of the Tartars.’

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Image of the Day: 6 March 2016


U.S. Marines with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1), Regimental Combat Team 1, and Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers cross a makeshift bridge during Operation Godfather in Durzay, Afghanistan, Jan. 14, 2011.

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Watch “Excalibur Shot For First Time By Gunners in Afghanistan”


Wow! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

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Image of the Day: 14 February 2016


*”I was on patrol with a company, visiting polling station. The day was tense. Suddenly we ran into an old red car driving fast just in front of us. When the driver saw the army caravan, he turned around and accelerated, and a pursuit began… The vehicle was intercepted some 100 yards in front of us by another hummer who drove on an alternate path. When I reached the car, he was already being blindfold, and sitting on the back of the truck, he was praying aloud, a U.S. captain approached him and was reflected in the window. He asked the translator what he was saying. ‘He’s asking allah to save him,’ the translator said. The answer triggered laughter from the soldiers.”

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Image of the Day: 11 January 2016


“Of every 100 men they send me, 10 should not even be here; 80 are nothing but targets; 9 are real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they the battle make. Ahhh, but ONE, ONE of them is a WARRIOR, and he will bring the others back.”

– Heraclitus, philosopher (535-475 BC)

 

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If you’ve ever wondered just how HOT the Middle East can get, watch this


This is a short video (seconds), but it sends a resounding message:

IT’S HOT! ♨

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We must never forget the sacrifices made on the battlefields, more importantly the battles they fight here at home.

DEVELOPING: Fire fight in Helmand Provence leaves one dead


Image of the Day: 2 January 2016


US Marines in Afghanistan. 

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Image of the Day: 22 July 2015


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Ranger with a M110 sniper rifle in Zadran, Afghanistan 2010.

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