All the crap I have to bring...
The barracks. I got the top bunk, 2nd from the left.
First class accomodations.
22 beds, 2 showerheads.
After equipment issue, waiting for the bus...
The Capt showing off her IBA
He's a Jedi
A civil engineer, a cop, a vehicle maintainer and a medic all walk into a bar...
Waiting for the brain scan...
Too slow, Capt.
Our building, coming back from chow
Somebody blew up the bathroom. Luckily we were prepared...
Body armor training
My body armor all set up. This bitch is HEAVY.
Hot and sweaty...
Shitty day on the 9 mil range.
Sawyer and Nicholas
Calaman and the Capts
TSgt Baker, one of our medics
This guy can sleep anywhere...
Baker showing us how to bandage a head wound.
Senior the mummy
Hummer rollover simulator. It's not nearly as much fun as it looks...
Yeah I know my goggles are jacked up
SrA Vincent learning to drive an M1151
50 Cal rounds
Some B list actor and the Capt
It was karaoke night!
Why 2Lts shouldn't be allowed in public.
A little Family Tradition
Packing for the FOB
Our arsenal. M2s, Mk 19s, M240Bs and lots of M4s
SSgt Guttierez and an M2 50 cal
I'm naturally blurry.
New digs at the FOB
Big cap and little cap
SGT Kiely and the LT
Told you he can sleep anywhere...
Language training with Muhammed
Getting ready to ROLLOVER ROLLOVER ROLLOVER!!!
More IED training
Learning to hook up a tow bar.
Gunner down drills
Driver down drills. Note the plywood “armor”.
LTs and technology don't mix...
Putting together a Talon II litter.
SSgt Burtch throwing a temper tantrum.
The Capt's helmet was too tight...
Capt Leon throwing a grenade.
Putting on the chem gear.
It was pretty hot, no AC in the tent either.
Sunrise over the FOB.
My truck had a blow out...
My truck had a blow out
A1C Rasheed's foot and the hole in my tire.
Learning to search vehicles.
Learning to open airways.
A1C Rasheed, one of our medics.
Learning to insert a nasopharyngeal airway.
SSgt Meadows let A1C Rasheed put on in her but she wussed out before it got all the way in.
A1C Pabon just before a very large mud puddle.
SSgt Burtch at IV training.
The commander starting an IV on Capt Leon
A little messy...
TSgt Calaman sticking me.
Almost done, no blood yet...
He almost got it without spilling any, but he ended up making a mess.
Sunrise from the turret with my M240B.
A1C Rasheed catching a nap.
Capt Nielson's big gun.
Messing around with the MGO
TSgt Sawyer mounting the 240
SSgts Burtch and Palmer mounting the Mk19 40mm machine gun.
Another view of the Mk19
Hehe, muffin top.
Where we camped out...
Big ole spider.
With an M4 barrel for comparison.
Capt Nielson getting ready to clear a village
Urban ops training
PRT Nangarhar, fuck yeah!
Sunrise over the FOB from the turret with my M240B
TSgt Calaman, the class clown
Our civil engineers...
The 1SG and Cal...
SSgt Burtch with a PAS-13 on his M4
It's a thermal sight, supposed to go on the big weapons.
The first sergeant's GQ pose...
Top looking for a handout
Somebody always has to pull a face and ruin a good pic, thanks SSgt Newman.
SSgts Bowles and Newman mounting the gunner's shield.
TSgt Lackey taking a nap.
PFC Moreno guarding weapons.
TSgt Baker, one of our medics.
Me sticking PFC Moreno after stress fire training.
SSgt Burtch sticking one of the instructors.
SSgt Alde sticking 1LT Ramirez while A1C Rasheed supervises.
Getting ready for the 7 mile road march, 0345 formation :(
More road march prep... We left the gate at 0400.
Capt Leon before the road march.
I was on gate guard duty when the gate was attacked. I got shot in the stomach.
Me and the .50 cal.
A shower container.
Inside the shower container.