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The Apache Video

(Preface: I am neither an official Pentagon source nor an official spokesman for the Army. I am a US Army UH-60 pilot otherwise entirely dissociated from this event; these are my personal opinions.) A video was posted recently by WikiLeaks. It’s gun camera footage from an Apache engagement on 12 July 2007. The video begins [...]

Airport Impressions

Civilian Commercial: Seoul Incheon: not actually very remarkable. It’s a big modern airport very much like many other big modern airports. It’s not ideally designed: it requires walking maybe 1500 meters from one end to the other, for military arrivals at least. Still, its linear design means it is at least simple. Also, free internet [...]

The Death of Posse Comitatus

Definition of Posse Comitatus: The Act prohibits most members of the federal uniformed services from exercising nominally state law enforcement police or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property. However, the Army Times reports: The 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team has spent 35 of the last 60 months in [...]

What I learned today at work:

US Army flight helmets come with an instruction manual. This manual includes checklists for common tasks, including Putting On The Helmet, Removing The Helmet, and Destroying The Helmet To Prevent Enemy Use.

because even when i do nothing you are desperate to read about it

Some may wonder what I was up to on this long weekend. Others may wonder what long weekend I’m talking about, but they get the shortest answer of all. The majority, at any rate, are wondering different things entirely. The US Army celebrates Columbus Day with a four-day weekend, which would be a suspicious use [...]

wtg

It’s the day before graduation of Warrant Officer Candidate School and I’m having the first unrestricted internet time since the course began. 20 hours from now, I’ll be an officer in the US Army. It’s kind of a cool thing, I think. My focus right now is on finding housing and moving my stuff down [...]