Today’s MilSat is a little different – I highly recommend the
Bombshell podcast at War on the Rocks by three very intelligent, articulate women: Radha Iyengar Plumb, Loren DeJonge Schulman, and Erin Simpson.
I am actually on the opposite side of some of their beliefs, but it’s very informative and great fun to listen to! Just click on the image below:
Last year was my lowest year in ten years for amount of books read. To be honest, I was working through textbooks and
learning to code, which took away from my reading time. Still, there were a lot of interesting books on this year’s list!
29.) Re-read GIS for Dummies – Michael N. DeMers
THIS is what you call a technical!!
I’m back after a short vacation! It did not consist of anything like the training exercise below, though:
Photo from here:
Sometimes, a casualty has to be airlifted to a hospital, stat.
Security force team members for Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) Farah wait for a UH-60 Blackhawk medevac helicopter to land before moving a simulated casualty during medical evacuation training on FOB Farah, Jan. 9. PRT Farah coordinated with C Company, “Northstar Dustoff,” 2-211th Aviation Regiment (Air Ambulance) pilots and medics in order to provide invaluable hands-on medical evacuation training. PRT Farah’s mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan government leaders at the municipal, district and provincial levels in Farah province, Afghanistan. Their civil military team is comprised of members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of State and the Agency for International Development (USAID). (U.S. Navy photo by HMC Josh Ives/released)
June 6, 1944. Allied troops storm the beaches at Normandy, and the assault on Fortress Europe has begun. It was one of the biggest amphibious operations in history.
Today, US Forces still train to hit the beach.
A Technical is, per
Wikipedia, ” light improvised fighting vehicles, typically a civilian or military non-combat vehicle, modified to provide an offensive capability similar to a military gun truck. It is usually an open-backed civilian pickup truck or four-wheel drive vehicle mounting a machine gun, light anti-aircraft gun, anti-tank weapon, or other support weapon.”
DELARAM, Afghanistan–Afghan National Army soldiers conduct a patrol in western Afghanistan. (ANA photo by Sergeant Fathe Noori)