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February 10, 2006

H&I Fires 10 Feb 06

Open post for those with something to share. New, complete posts come in below. Note: If trackbacking, please acknowledge this post in your post. That's only polite. You're advertising here, we should get an ad at your place...

As if Holly Aho wasn't busy enough being a Soldiers Angel, a blogger, an artist and a wife and mom, now she's published a book. What kind of energy bars does she eat, anyways??

The name of the book is From Here To There and it is a collection of true short stories from my personal experiences supporting our troops as a Soldiers Angel, and also includes letters from our troops as well.

If you are a long time reader of my blog many of the stories may be familiar, however I've taken the time to add to these stories somewhat so reading it will not be redundant. I am hoping that the book will touch those who are not blog readers (the horror!), and I'm hoping it will encourage our troops as well as they read stories of support from home.

Well done, Holly!

All right, folks - time to buy a new book (at Amazon or Lulu). Heck, buy two, and give one to a servicemember or military spouse to help them remember how much we appreciate their sacrifices!
(Hat tip to Greyhawk)
-The Adjutant

*A term of art from the artillery. Harassment and Interdiction Fires.

Back in the day, when you could just kill people and break things without a note from a lawyer, they were pre-planned, but to the enemy, random, fires at known gathering points, road junctions, Main Supply Routes, assembly areas, etc - to keep the bad guy nervous that the world around him might start exploding at any minute.

Not really relevant to today's operating environment... but, it *is*

The UAVs we fly over Afghanistan and Pakistan looking for targets of opportunity are a form of H&I fires, if you really want to parse it finely. We just have better sensors and fire control now.

I call the post that because it's random things posted by me and people I've given posting privileges to that particular topic. It's also an open trackback, so if (Don Surber uses it this way a lot) someone has a post they're proud of, but it really isn't either Castle kind of stuff, or topical to a particular post, I've basically given blanket permission to use that post for that purpose. Another term of art that might be appropriate is "Free Fire Zone".

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