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October 18, 2006

Transformation, Agility... and gun pr0n!

This is a kewl picture.

U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Walsh checks his weapon's scope while performing overwatch security in Sekeik, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2006.  Walsh is from 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery Regiment, Wyoming National Guard Police Training Team. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Billy Brothers) (Released)

If you've the time and interest (Like I did, with the rifle) - here's a hi-res version.Here's the caption:


U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Walsh checks his weapon's scope while performing overwatch security in Sekeik, Iraq, Sept. 16, 2006. Walsh is from 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery Regiment, Wyoming National Guard Police Training Team. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Billy Brothers) (Released)

Heh. Something old (the rifle and the crossed stick antenna segments rest (harkens back to buffalo hunters), something new - the furniture for the rifle... and the advent of "Transformation" and "Agility" in the service.

Cold Warriors - take a look at that caption... a National Guard soldier, acting as Infantry, who is a member of the 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, which has duty as the Wyoming National Guard Police Training Team.

How many of us, when we took the oath, would have expected to find ourselves in a situation like that?
The times they are a'changin'. And thank heaven's we've got the quality of troop to make it happen!