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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Lava Viper.




US Marines fire an M327 120mm rifle mortar system during evening sustainment training to support Operation Lava Viper on Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2014.
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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Lava Viper.

US Marines fire an M327 120mm rifle mortar system during evening sustainment training to support Operation Lava Viper on Camp Pohakuloa, Hawaii, Jan. 20, 2014.
Learning to stand alone.
An Afghan National Army soldier fires a 122mm round from a D30 Howitzer on the gun line at Nangalam base, Kunar province, Afghanistan. The 2nd ANA Brigade, 201st Corps, used the D30 to conduct fire missions in support of the route clearance mission to Chapa Dara’s District Center.
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward Bates, 11 SEP 2013.) High-res

Learning to stand alone.

An Afghan National Army soldier fires a 122mm round from a D30 Howitzer on the gun line at Nangalam base, Kunar province, Afghanistan. The 2nd ANA Brigade, 201st Corps, used the D30 to conduct fire missions in support of the route clearance mission to Chapa Dara’s District Center.

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Edward Bates, 11 SEP 2013.)

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: BOOM, baby.
the-pink-mist:

eldertroll:

Night shoot @ 29 Palms, CA.

DOPE. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for SOOOOOO LONG
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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: BOOM, baby.

the-pink-mist:

eldertroll:

Night shoot @ 29 Palms, CA.

DOPE. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for SOOOOOO LONG

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Three officers dismissed in wake of Hawthorne incident

fuckkyeahafghanistann:

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I Wish I Died in Iraq
Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq. I would have been a hero - died for a cause, instead now - I’ll die a relatively wealthy man sucking the teat of the contracting world.
Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq. I would never have known my wife cheated on me. I would have died a loving husband, a proud father.
Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq. I would be happy - died living normal life, the American dream. Now I torture my mind on a daily basis - the war in my head is worse than any battle man has seen.
Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq. You wouldn’t worry about money anymore, obviously I wouldn’t either. Our daughter could go to college - you could too. 
Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq. The soul-crushing demoralization of starting my life over is too much sometimes.
What happened? Who am I? How am I supposed to deal with this? This isn’t my life.
Sometimes I wish that mortar wasn’t a dud.
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fuckkyeahafghanistann:

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I Wish I Died in Iraq

Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq.
I would have been a hero - died for a cause, instead now - I’ll die a relatively wealthy man sucking the teat of the contracting world.

Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq.
I would never have known my wife cheated on me. I would have died a loving husband, a proud father.

Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq.
I would be happy - died living normal life, the American dream. Now I torture my mind on a daily basis - the war in my head is worse than any battle man has seen.

Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq.
You wouldn’t worry about money anymore, obviously I wouldn’t either. Our daughter could go to college - you could too.

Sometimes, I wish I had died in Iraq.
The soul-crushing demoralization of starting my life over is too much sometimes.

What happened? Who am I? How am I supposed to deal with this? This isn’t my life.

Sometimes I wish that mortar wasn’t a dud.

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Fallen Marines of Hawthorne incident.

Seven Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, were killed and eight others were injured, which includes a Navy Corpsman, in an explosion during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev., shortly before 10 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Our fallen warriors:

[Top left] Private First Class Joshua M. Martino, 19, of Clearfield, Pa., served as a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in July 2012. Martino’s awards include the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

[Top right] Lance Cpl. David P. Fenn II, 20, of Polk City, Fla., was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in March 2011. Fenn’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

[Middle left] Lance Cpl. Roger W. Muchnick Jr., 23, of Fairfield, Conn., was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in May 2011. Muchnick’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

[Middle center] Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Taylor, 21, of Marietta, Ohio, was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in August 2011. Taylor’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

[Middle right] Lance Cpl. Mason J. Vanderwork, 21, of Hickory, N.C., was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in August 2011. Vanderwork’s awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

[Bottom left] Lance Cpl. William T. Wild IV, 21, of Anne Arundel, Md., was a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in October 2010 and was promoted to his current rank in December 2011. Wild’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

[Bottom right] Corporal Aaron J. Ripperda, 26, of Madison, Ill., was an anti-tank missileman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in September 2008 and was promoted to his current rank in April 2011. Ripperda’s awards include the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, and NATO Medal-ISAF Afghanistan. He was most recently deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011.

The injured were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nevada for treatment and further evaluation. The Navy Corpsman is considered very seriously injured; five others are seriously injured and two Marines have been treated for minor injuries and released. Status updates of those injured will be provided as it becomes available.

“We send our prayers and condolences to the families of the Marines and sailors who have been killed and injured in this tragic accident,” said Brig. Gen. Jim Lukeman, 2nd Marine Division Commanding General. “Our first priority is to provide them with the support they need during this very difficult time, and we’re doing that right now.”

Currently, there is an employment suspension of the 60mm mortar system across the Marine Corps. All units using the system have been directed to immediately discontinue using the mortar system until further notice.

A boom with a view.
Lance Cpl. Austin J. Lapierre fires an M777 A2 155 mm howitzer Jan. 30 during Exercise Fire Dragon 13-2 in the East Fuji Maneuver Area. The live-fire portion of Fire Dragon provides Marines the opportunity to enhance their mission capabilities in artillery operations. Lapierre is a field artillery cannoneer with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
(Photo by Cpl. Carl G. Payne, 30 JAN 2013. Source.) High-res

A boom with a view.

Lance Cpl. Austin J. Lapierre fires an M777 A2 155 mm howitzer Jan. 30 during Exercise Fire Dragon 13-2 in the East Fuji Maneuver Area. The live-fire portion of Fire Dragon provides Marines the opportunity to enhance their mission capabilities in artillery operations. Lapierre is a field artillery cannoneer with 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.

(Photo by Cpl. Carl G. Payne, 30 JAN 2013. Source.)

Late Night Nookie #soldierporn: Fire for effect.
U.S. Army Soldiers from C Troop, 371 Cavalry, 3/10th Mountain Division located on Cherokee Base in Kherwar, Afghanistan, prepare to fire mortars at enemy targets.
(Photo by Specialist Richard Jones, 29 JUL 2009.) High-res

Late Night Nookie #soldierporn: Fire for effect.

U.S. Army Soldiers from C Troop, 371 Cavalry, 3/10th Mountain Division located on Cherokee Base in Kherwar, Afghanistan, prepare to fire mortars at enemy targets.

(Photo by Specialist Richard Jones, 29 JUL 2009.)

The student’s prowess gives a measure of the teacher’s worth.
Soldiers from the Afghan National Army, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, effectively fire their 82mm mortar system during a live-fire exercise that marked the conclusion of a two-week mortarmen course at the Fires Center of Excellence, Camp Parsa, Afghanistan. Once they have completed the required training, the trainees must exhibit their abilities to successfully employ and utilize their weapon system.
The FCOE, a school developed and mentored by soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is designed to teach sustainable practices and methods that will allow the ANA to engage the enemy effectively with improved capabilities.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs, 3 JAN 2013.) High-res

The student’s prowess gives a measure of the teacher’s worth.

Soldiers from the Afghan National Army, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, effectively fire their 82mm mortar system during a live-fire exercise that marked the conclusion of a two-week mortarmen course at the Fires Center of Excellence, Camp Parsa, Afghanistan. Once they have completed the required training, the trainees must exhibit their abilities to successfully employ and utilize their weapon system.

The FCOE, a school developed and mentored by soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), is designed to teach sustainable practices and methods that will allow the ANA to engage the enemy effectively with improved capabilities.

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs, 3 JAN 2013.)