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1. I don't see any grunts. Of course, I don't see any gun dogs, either.

2. Back in my day, we provided our own security in situations like this.  Backsliding.  That's what happens when you halve crew sizes...

3.  I have no doubt we'll hear from the Centurion on this topic...

15374007052_2065e10958_o.jpg FORT IRWIN, Calif. - U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment, 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, provide security with a M109A6 Paladin prior to a reconnaissance patrol during Decisive Action Rotation 14-10 at the National Training Center here, Sept. 24, 2014. The decisive action rotation training environment rotations were developed to create a common training scenario for use throughout the Army and Coalition Forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Richard W. Jones Jr., Operations Group, National Training Center)


"I don't see any grunts. Of course, I don't see any gun dogs, either" Great camouflage, eh?
There was a bit of a dust up over this on the brigade Facebook page. Seem that the little brigade PAO dude/dudette didn't know the difference between a Paladin and an Abrams, nor between 1st Battalion, 77th Armor and the 2d Battalion, 29th Field Artillery. 134 people liked it though.
Re-misidentification: Ouch. (The units too??)

I have to think it's a very long exposure to get the Milky Way and that laser to show up that well. Left to right field of view isn't much bigger than the Paladin-->so personnel are out of view, perhaps?
I thought the proper term was "Gun Bunny." That's what they were called in the 278th ACR anyway.
 Gun dogs if you respect them, Gun Bunny if you're dissing them.
I thought (seriously) that was the proper nick for them. Even XBrad calls 'em Gun Bunnies.

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