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August 20, 2004

Raising the Next Generation.

A sight to make a non-hawk liberal's blood run cold. To me it just brings back good memories of times gone by as an Army brat.

Master At Arms 2nd Class Michael Hinton, assigned to Naval Station Everett, Wash., helps local children enjoy their topside view of a Highly Mobile Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), August 3, 2004. Local city and military security departments participated in the National Night Out event held at Everett Mall. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Eli J. Medellin)

Pics like this bring back memories of REFORGER and Falling-Out-Of-Airplanes-School (though I never flopped out of a C-17)

A C-17 Globemaster III, from McChord Air Force Base, sits on the flight line at McGuire AFB, N.J., after a rainstorm, July 27l 2004. McChord will have approximately eleven C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at McGuire AFB for an estimated three months, due to construction on the McChord flight line. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenn Mann) (Released)

Last, but not least - this one is for SGT Hook - since it is almost certainly one of Hook's 'Hooks.

View of a sling-loaded vehicle being transported out of Bagram, Afghanistan to remote site, July 24, 2004. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Thomas Bray) (Released)