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Preparing For A Mission

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Daylight conditions busiest time of the morning, 8 gun trucks storming the southern side of Ramadi loaded for bear. It was time to kill or capture the S.O.B. that bombed my friend.

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We Own The Night

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My gunner, Willy, laughed. He didn’t care. This was his 3rd tour. The other 2 he spent slaying enemy in the turret. This was no different. He just laughed, and enjoyed his chewing tobacco.

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Ready For Anything

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“There is a pressure switch running across the road and what looks like an IED: improvised explosive device on your side.” I replied and pointed to the pile of trash with what appeared to be a 155 mm artillery shell poking out.

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Patrolling With ‘Palehorse’

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The whole scene took 30 seconds and the team and I were rolling through the building like velociraptors hunting dinner.

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Used In Combat For Over 240 Years, The Operations Order Helped Secure America’s Independence

Posted by Michael Penney on

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Throughout the military commanders must plan for large scale events. The majority of the military, over 90%, have support roles. They do not all get in on the fight. However, every part of the military uses a similar planning structure to carry out their mission.

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