Archive for October, 2007

Milbloggers and the Lonely War

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

I was getting up to date on current events before I head back down to MCHENRY when I came across an article about an interesting concept: a “cold civil war” in America. The article is pretty good in my opinion, this quote in particular struck me: “The domestic political debate has nothing to do with […]

REDROCKET Rides Again!

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Soooo…looks like I’ll be headed back down to FOB MCHENRY in the not too distant future to finish up my tour of fabulous, fun filled Iraq. Can’t say I’m looking foreward to it after living the good life up here at WARRIOR/Kirkuk, but I’ll try to make the best of it. And at least it’s […]

The Future is Now

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

So I finally got a down day and after doing some housekeeping and other things I decided to check out what’s new on the Interwebs. On a whim (and because I’m an incurable sci-fi nerd) I did a search for Powered Armor and came across something called the HAL 5 Type-B (made by a company […]

Rock on Iraq!

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Even in the midst of a war there’s time for some fun. Courtesy my friend the Gleeful One I have discovered my Rockstar Name:  I wonder if they’ll let me change my callsign to “ACE”?


Thursday, October 11th, 2007

Generally I’m a pretty compassionate person, but there are limits.  Apparently that amazing ability of the human psyche to convince itself “that couldn’t happen to me” extends even to those living in a city in a war zone. Call me crazy, but if you live in a city that has a serious VBIED threat I would […]

The Golden Lady of Kirkuk

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

So the other day on my way to a suspect VBIED I noticed this statue: I asked our terp Mike about it, he said it wasn’t an actual person, but a personification of freedom for women in Iraq.  Pretty cool.