gunsandposes:

A Marine scans his area while on patrol during Exercise Clear, Hold, Build 3 at Twentynine Palms, California. September 21, 2011.

gunsandposes:

A Marine scans his area while on patrol during Exercise Clear, Hold, Build 3 at Twentynine Palms, California. September 21, 2011.


fuckyeahcanadianforces:

A young Afghan boy finds himself surrounded by U.S., Coalition and Afghan military troops passing through his village, Feb. 5, 2010, Southern, Afghanistan. Canadian Forces 3rd KANDAK 1/205 Corps and the U.S. Army Charlie Company 2508 Task Force Furry worked together mentoring the 3-1/205 Afghan National Army for a successful execution of Operation Mesmar. The mission objective was to clear several villages and fruit orchards in the southern most half of Terot Kulacha in search of IED’s, weapons caches and illegal drugs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)

fuckyeahcanadianforces:

A young Afghan boy finds himself surrounded by U.S., Coalition and Afghan military troops passing through his village, Feb. 5, 2010, Southern, Afghanistan. Canadian Forces 3rd KANDAK 1/205 Corps and the U.S. Army Charlie Company 2508 Task Force Furry worked together mentoring the 3-1/205 Afghan National Army for a successful execution of Operation Mesmar. The mission objective was to clear several villages and fruit orchards in the southern most half of Terot Kulacha in search of IED’s, weapons caches and illegal drugs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kenny Holston)


militaryheroes:

U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach

militaryheroes:

U.S. Army photo by Gertrud Zach



September 2012 is National Suicide Prevention Month: Suicide Prevention in the Army.

rangerthefuckup:

iliveforaliving:

What is it? 

September is Suicide Prevention Month. The theme for this year’s observance is A Healthy Force is a Ready Force. The Army Suicide Prevention Program focuses on minimizing suicidal behavior by training Soldiers, leaders, Department of the Army civilians and family members to recognize signs of suicidal behavior, intervention strategies and how to refer individuals for care. 

What is the Army doing? 

During the Army Suicide Prevention Month, agencies and organizations throughout the Army will execute appropriate educational activities to observe Suicide Prevention Month. HQDA will sponsor a health fair on Sept. 12- 13, 2012 in the Pentagon center courtyard, with representation from various government and non-government agencies to showcase Health Promotion Risk Reduction Suicide Prevention Program (HPRRSP) and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) resources. Former NFL player Herschel Walker will speak at the health fair to share his testimony of dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with attendees. 

A Suicide Prevention Month 2012 link has been established on the Army Suicide Preventionwebsite to facilitate HPRRSP and CSF2 training and resource needs. Public service announcements with senior leaders’ messaging are disseminated throughout the Army to support Army leaders. The VCSA has directed an Army wide Stand Down for Sept. 27, 2012. The theme for the Stand Down is Shoulder to Shoulder, We Stand Up for Life. 

Why is this important to the Army? 

The loss of any member of the Army family is a tragedy regardless of the reason and can have a profound impact on overall readiness. Through leadership, education, and respect for each other, we can reduce or eliminate the stigma associated with suicide and help-seeking behaviors. The Army employs a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to suicide prevention that includes health promotion risk reduction and CSF2. Ensuring prompt access to quality health care is an essential component to the Army’s approach to suicide prevention. 

Resources: 

Army Suicide Prevention 

Public Health Command 

Army Behavioral Health 

Related article : /i Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

You guys know what to do, spread the word. Save lives. 



si-vis-pacem—para-bellum:

Llooooll 

Guys.

Like Guys.

seriously guys.

I just remebered somthing…

OPA OPA GANGNAM STYLE! OPPPPA OPPPA !



At least I proved why history is a good thing.

I improvised a motivational speech based off Joseph Goebbels’ “totaler krieg” speech and I figured out how to improve the obvious fuckup that was everything the same way the Canadians at Vimy dealt with the obvious fuckup that was the Somme Offensive .


today was a flop and I blame my own incompetence for everything.


derwolfsmantel:

Colour photographs of the aftermath of The Blitz in London, 1940.

Between 7 September 1940 and 16 May 1941 there were major raids on sixteen British cities. London was bombed by the Luftwaffe for 57 consecutive nights. 

In comparison to the Allied bombing campaign against Germany, the Blitz resulted in relatively few casualties; the British bombing of Hamburg alone inflicted about 42,000 civilian casualties.

The bombing did not achieve its intended goals of demoralising the British into surrender or significantly damaging their war economy. It also failed to facilitate Operation Sea Lion, the planned German invasion of Britain. By May 1941 the threat of an invasion of Britain had passed, and Hitler’s attention had turned to Operation Barbarossa in the East.

Several reasons have been suggested for the failure of the German air offensive. The Luftwaffe High Command failed to develop a coherent long-term strategy for destroying Britain’s war industries, frequently switching from bombing one type of industry to another without exerting any sustained pressure on any one of them. Neither was the Luftwaffe equipped to carry out a long-term strategic air campaign; it was not armed in depth, and its intelligence on British industry and capabilities was poor. All of these shortcomings denied the Luftwaffe the ability to make a strategic difference.

(via retronaut; photographs by William Vandivert)


I'm afraid to talk to you because the Bible says you're an abomination and I don't want your icky, abominable germs on me.
Anonymous

wow how horrible of you no dude i’m 200% jesusfish approved



kay it turns out my grandma’s fine and in good health.

*whew*