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Heh

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)

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"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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