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Amateur photos of US Army soldier from Afghanistan

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“My name is Dan, and I’m in Afghanistan right now, with a lot of scouts here, we’re all in Southern Afghanistan. My wife is also here in the country, but in a different place. Most of the photos are from my last deployment (10th Mountain Pathfinders , F-Co, 2-10AVN). Our mission is mainly a search and rescue goal. Our mission is carried out in the worst weather conditions you can imagine. But the weather and the terrain do not prevent us from damn communication with each other. day, take a picture and all that. Postscript. My wife Erica, I loved I miss you and I miss you! Postpoststriptum. Stephen, lying down to take the rest! "






































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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 18 2013 07: 55
    32
    Family run, however. In the first and last photo, I drew attention to wire containers under the sand to create fortifications, we have sand bags, they have a special container. It seems like a trifle, but also money is needed to make, then to deliver specially.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo April 18 2013 08: 03
      +8
      No comments
    2. 123dv
      123dv April 18 2013 11: 19
      21
      Note that these mesh structures allow you to build fortifications from the base material. The mesh reinforces the material so that it works like a monolithic block. It turns out the wall of a given value. In other photos it can be seen that from these elements they construct not only the walls, but also the bases of the fortifications.
      This practice eliminates the need for concrete blocks in hard-to-reach areas.
      ..................
      Our practice of using bags is cheap and cheerful, technically inferior in all respects to such fortifications. But practically effective in place and time.
      1. iliq
        iliq April 18 2013 12: 08
        13
        Our practice of using bags is cheap and cheerful, technically inferior in all respects to such fortifications. But practically effective in place and time.

        yeah, you will not tell me the inventory number of the bags? What designation do they have?
        So it turns out - the bags that come across in the photo of CA and RA - "lay badly", and were not issued in the warehouse ... as well as concrete blocks and Co., from which checkpoints are made, etc. - "found" in a neighboring collective farm / construction site ... there is no "donor" nearby - suck your paw and dolby asphalt / rock ...
        something like that.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 16 February 2019 19: 29
          0
          Quote: 123dv

          Our practice of using bags is cheap and cheerful, technically inferior in all respects to such fortifications

          Of course, inferior. Specialized containers. That is, money is dripping into someone’s pocket for them, and not bad. And the bags are almost free. Well, Russian businesses do not know how to do everything. National trait.
          And in terms of functionality, I suppose, a bullet does not matter whether it stumbles upon a meter of soil in a container, or a meter in a bag. True, the bags can still be put not only "across", but "along", not a meter, but half a meter. But these are already particulars.
    3. iliq
      iliq April 18 2013 12: 03
      12
      unfortunately, the Soviet and Russian army did not have and do not have bags. To verify this, you just need to see a photo of Afghanistan and Chechnya.
      but the Americans and Co., oddly enough, have much more experience using bags - Korea, Vietnam, Iraq-91 - using standard bags at checkpoints and fortifications everywhere ...
      1. biglow
        biglow April 18 2013 15: 17
        0
        Quote: iliq
        unfortunately, the Soviet and Russian army did not have and do not have bags. To verify this, you just need to see a photo of Afghanistan and Chechnya.
        but the Americans and Co., oddly enough, have much more experience using bags - Korea, Vietnam, Iraq-91 - using standard bags at checkpoints and fortifications everywhere ...

        only so if you buy every little thing for the army, it will be pulled for all sorts of bullshit. The Russian soldier has always been famous for his ingenuity and ability, and now such qualities are also needed in everyday life and in war
        1. iliq
          iliq April 18 2013 15: 42
          23
          only in this way, if every little thing is bought for the army, it will be pulled for billions by all nonsense.

          I'll tell you a little secret: in the Afghan war, the SA's "non-combat" losses from unsanitary conditions (dysentery and Co.) were an order of magnitude higher than combat losses! "saved" on matches - they got a sea of ​​chronically ill citizens aged 19-20 years ... and this is money for treatment, money for replacing those who are out of order, money for transport of sick and healthy ... like this, "saving" a couple of rubles for life of a soldier, paid off a couple of million for a "heroic fight" with the consequences.

          Quote: biglow
          The Russian soldier has always been famous for his ingenuity and ability, and now such qualities are also needed in everyday life and in war.

          heroic overcoming of difficulties created by oneself? it is so in our opinion!
          garbage that a NATO "cube" (costing at least 20 bucks) in 2 meters thick holds everything and everyone - our 30 cm wall made of improvised material raises the morale of the wounded and killed ...

          do not give out poverty and wretchedness as virtues - this is not even funny!
          1. Rider
            Rider April 18 2013 22: 41
            +1
            saved "on matches


            hello uv opponent
            I completely agree with you on this issue.
            only (as far as I recall) a week ago you vehemently opposed the idea of ​​adopting TBMP and BMPT.
            in particular, justifying it with high cost.

            I'm glad that you are starting to change your mind wink

            I just honestly did not understand the passage about unsanitary conditions and dristulinia
            how can such a shelter help them?
            in avgan rain is an extremely rare occurrence, and sitting in a dry trench is not so bad.
            1. iliq
              iliq April 18 2013 23: 06
              +1
              Quote: Rider
              a week ago you vehemently opposed the idea of ​​adopting TBMP and BMPT.
              in particular, justifying it with high cost.

              study the topic not only on Murzilka and Wishlist. where can this be done - I have already told you repeatedly;)

              Quote: Rider
              I just honestly did not understand the passage about unsanitary conditions and dristulinia
              how can such a shelter help them?

              the opponent's passage was about the heroic rake and the uselessness of every little thing. but here, as we can see, "little things" can greatly save human lives and money.

              Quote: Rider
              in avgan rain is an extremely rare occurrence, and sitting in a dry trench is not so bad.

              when was the last time MSL dug a trench in a rock in full profile? But for the whole battalion with equipment?
              but something tells me that here you are the same expert as on BMPT ...
              1. Rider
                Rider April 18 2013 23: 24
                0
                I have already told you repeatedly;)


                yeah yeah, and it all ended up with the TBMT being taken into service, it seems Kurganets.

                but here, as we can see, "little things" can greatly save human lives and money.


                such small things in the USA army on the budget of the middle country will be typed wink
                although I do not claim that this is bad (well, at least not all)

                when was the last time MSL dug a trench in a rock in full profile? But for the whole battalion with equipment?


                no, I'm kind of all in the mud, but in the city (not much)

                that's just to wave with a spatula anyway
                Excavators I, that in a battalion, that in a brigade, as I did not meet.
                1. iliq
                  iliq April 18 2013 23: 35
                  +1
                  Quote: Rider
                  yeah yeah, and it all ended up with the TBMT being taken into service, it seems Kurganets.

                  I think from the strength of 10% TBMP will be, and with weapons not the same as on BMPT. the rest is an analogue of Puma and CV-90, with modularity of protection.

                  Quote: Rider
                  such small things in the USA army on the budget of the middle country will be typed wink
                  although I do not claim that this is bad (well, at least not all)

                  greedy pays twice.

                  Quote: Rider
                  that's just to wave with a spatula anyway
                  Excavators I, that in a battalion, that in a brigade, as I did not meet.

                  so what to do - the rake race continues.

                  1. Rider
                    Rider April 18 2013 23: 50
                    +1
                    I think from the strength of 10% TBMP will be, and with weapons not the same as on BMPT. the rest is an analogue of Puma and CV-90, with modularity of protection.


                    Well, we’ll over there, the main thing is that the sweep was touched.

                    greedy pays twice.


                    absolutely in the hole - Give BMPT and Termikov.

                    so what to do - the rake race continues.


                    alas, the ideal is somewhere in beautiful pink dreams, each time breaking on a cast-iron w () pu reality.
                    1. iliq
                      iliq April 18 2013 23: 55
                      -1
                      Quote: Rider
                      alas, the ideal is somewhere in beautiful pink dreams, each time breaking on a cast-iron w () pu reality.

                      Strange, why is it that NATO members do not observe this ass? is it "unparalleled in the world" given by the USSR and the CIS?
                      1. Rider
                        Rider April 19 2013 00: 03
                        +1
                        Strange, why is it that NATO members do not observe this ass? is it "unparalleled in the world" given by the USSR and the CIS?


                        Well, probably because they don’t lose sight of printed characters on all kinds of nishtyaki like child prodigies and warm diapers.

                        you will forgive me, but as far as I know Russia does not have an unlimited right to print bank notes.

                        so either tanks and turntables, or a buffet and refrigerator of each taxiway

                        please comrade, what will choose the native MO?
                      2. Corsair
                        Corsair April 19 2013 10: 04
                        0
                        Quote: Rider
                        Well, probably because they don’t lose sight of printed characters on all kinds of nishtyaki like child prodigies and warm diapers.
        2. Vovka levka
          Vovka levka April 18 2013 23: 34
          0
          All right.
    4. svp67
      svp67 April 18 2013 15: 23
      +3
      Quote: iliq
      unfortunately, the Soviet and Russian army did not have and do not have bags. To verify this, you just need to see a photo of Afghanistan and Chechnya


      Yes, there were bags. All this time in warehouses, in anticipation of the "third world" rot, millions of paper bags ...
      1. iliq
        iliq April 18 2013 15: 43
        +5
        Yes there were bags. All this time in warehouses

        the absence of something in the right place and the right time - whatever one may say, absence.
        1. Andrey77
          Andrey77 April 19 2013 14: 31
          0
          This is to the service of the rear.
    5. Ascetic
      Ascetic April 18 2013 21: 56
      +7
      Quote: iliq
      but the Americans and Co., oddly enough, have much more experience using bags - Korea, Vietnam, Iraq-91 - using standard bags at checkpoints and fortifications everywhere ...


      The forces of the international coalition, remaining in complete danger to Iraq and Afghanistan, are used for these purposes. Fortifications of Hesco Bastion. The creator of the company of the same name, former British miner Jim Helslden, proposed an idea that was both simple and witty, and not for the army, but for the construction of dams and dams. The fortifications with the not-so-good name Concertainer are durable steel wire ducts that are fastened along the ribs with a metal spiral.
      A geotextile bag is placed inside each of the same shapes: during transportation, they are simply folded in the manner of IKEA furniture, and at the construction site they are laid out, leveled into the walls and covered with sand using an excavator. Military engineers are able to erect Concertainer ten times faster than the same size of reinforcement from sandbags, and with fewer personnel needed for work. The wall is strong enough to easily withstand a shot from an RPG.





      1. Ascetic
        Ascetic April 18 2013 22: 06
        +4
        Well, I dig a couple of videos on this issue ...




        1. Ascetic
          Ascetic April 18 2013 22: 14
          +4
          This time, too, I won’t betray myself, and as always I will present the Russian analogue -gabions "Redoubt"
          This reinforcement is a prefabricated prefabricated structure in the form of containers of fabric (or artificial) materials reinforced with a welded galvanized (or with polymer powder spraying) metal network. "Redoubt" is intended for the rapid deployment of temporary pre-fabricated fortifications in areas of emergency situations of a natural and man-made nature, for flood protection, the construction of dams, artificial barriers to prevent the spread of water and fire (including during forest fires), the construction of temporary field shelters (fortifications ) used both in peacetime and in wartime (equipment of the perimeter of field camps, arrangement of checkpoints, roadblocks, observation towers), including during anti-terrorist measures, to strengthen embankments, roads and railways, river and sea shore protection, landscape works, stabilization of soil erosion and soil conservation. “Redoubt” can be delivered to the deployment site by any means of transport, including air. Deployment according to a given six-section fortification scheme takes only five to ten minutes, depending on the terrain, as well as on the size and preparedness of the personnel. Expanded reinforcement can be filled with any kind of soil (sand, earth, stones), seized directly at the installation site.

        2. bask
          bask April 18 2013 22: 20
          +3
          Quote: Ascetic
          Well, I dig a couple of videos on this issue ...

          Thanks for the info Ascetic.
          Cheap and cheerful. They can replace not only sandbags but also concrete blocks. And the main base can be fenced off in a clean field. And not some manual labor B.S. !!!
          1. Rider
            Rider April 18 2013 22: 34
            +3
            And the main base can be fenced in the open field backside. And not what manual labor B.S. !!!


            I certainly don’t mind, but I was simply pinned - in each company by an excavator or MKSMke.

            Of course you don’t get angry, but you will have to fill it with the handlers.
            since the special equipment is either under repair, or at the general’s dacha, or (WHAT IS MOST PROBABLY) IT DOESN'T GROW AS A STATUS UNIT.
            God forbid that such a thing in parts appeared, it’s better to freeze in a trench filled with mud and water.
            however, there is still the problem of dugouts, and the mortar safety of this shelter.
            1. iliq
              iliq April 18 2013 23: 10
              +2
              Quote: Rider
              I certainly don’t mind, but I was simply pinned - in each company by an excavator or MKSMke.

              Well, yes, it’s only stupid Merikos who guessed that engineer bases with appropriate equipment should equip the bases and checkpoints ...

              Quote: Rider
              Of course you don’t get angry, but you will have to fill it with the handlers.
              because the special equipment is either under repair or at the general’s dacha,

              Well, to doubt it! need to TBMP eschi and screw excavator laughing
              1. Rider
                Rider April 18 2013 23: 29
                +1
                Well, yes, it’s only stupid Merikos who guessed that engineer troops should equip bases and roadblocks,


                I'm just curious
                Have you often seen that we have built blocks or outposts with special equipment? (Well, in studies, maybe)

                Well, to doubt it! need to TBMP eschi and excavator fasten laughing


                and you know uv the opponent, this is a great idea
                if there are tanks with self-excavators which dig a shelter for a company, it takes half an hour.
                I think your idea is not without meaning
                (let's parge together)
                1. iliq
                  iliq April 18 2013 23: 37
                  +1
                  Quote: Rider
                  I'm just curious



                  Poverty and stupidity should not be presented as a beneficiary.
                  1. Rider
                    Rider April 18 2013 23: 53
                    +2
                    Quote: iliq
                    Poverty and stupidity should not be presented as a beneficiary.


                    yes brost, this is not a beaver

                    this is a GRID REALITY.

                    although I'm all hands (three)
                    for a refrigerator and TV with DVD in each dugout.
            2. bask
              bask April 18 2013 23: 17
              0
              Quote: Rider
              there is still the problem of dugouts, and the mortar safety of this shelter

              Video in the subject.
      2. elmir15
        elmir15 April 25 2013 23: 58
        +5
        I must admit amers in facilitating work and convenience, well done, the cartoons liked the shape of the pictures in the article
    6. Corsair
      Corsair April 19 2013 09: 51
      0
      Quote: iliq
      use of standard bags
      For corpses ...
    7. Corsair
      Corsair April 19 2013 09: 51
      0
      Quote: iliq
      use of standard bags
      For corpses ...
  2. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg April 18 2013 15: 08
    +4
    Quote: Vladimirets
    Family run, however.


    I was more interested not in the fact that families go to kill people, but the content of the pictures.

    Two clear trends - the author and colleagues are either fooling around or people are being killed. ... and my days pass in joy (the Bible seems)
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 April 19 2013 14: 35
      +2
      Normal demobilization photos. And if you are a fan of the Bible - do not serve. And you will be happy.
  3. dmitreach
    dmitreach April 18 2013 17: 52
    +2
    Vladimir, also considered them. In the toy, Battlefield4 was first seen. laughing The right idea.
    But his eyes were more caught in the lockers of a'la Ikei, for personal belongings and weapons. Surely they collect on-site components from NATO countries.
  • Canep
    Canep April 18 2013 08: 02
    15
    Well, although there is no SS flag or other atrocities in these pictures. And so, apparently normal guys, what have they lost in Afghanistan?
    1. dany
      dany April 18 2013 10: 50
      +5
      And I liked the mulatto with the barrel more, something in this photo is ...
      1. broker
        broker April 18 2013 12: 49
        0
        What kind of trunk is interestingly similar to our saber-dragoon?
        1. PSih2097
          PSih2097 April 18 2013 14: 09
          +6
          Quote: broker
          What kind of trunk is interestingly similar to our saber-dragoon?

      2. 101
        101 April 18 2013 15: 04
        +1
        Tourists damn what would I be so fought
      3. Zubr
        Zubr April 18 2013 21: 52
        +2
        wink Of course, there is a mulatto .. smile Looks very sexy ... good
    2. kostiknet
      kostiknet April 18 2013 11: 27
      +6
      Quote: Canep
      Well, although there is no SS flag in these pictures

      will this go?
      1. LION
        LION April 18 2013 12: 56
        0
        The "romance" and "heroics" of the SS appear to be progressing throughout the world.
        1. Andrey77
          Andrey77 April 19 2013 14: 38
          0
          There is one. You won’t ask the dead. We also painted on the technique of 2 lightning. It was a deal.
      2. stroporez
        stroporez April 19 2013 10: 44
        +1
        but I didn’t understand what the Jews didn’t make out !! !!? or amer, the same, mona)) ?????
    3. Black
      Black April 18 2013 21: 16
      0
      Quote: Canep
      And so, apparently normal guys, what have they lost in Afghanistan?

      Our photos TAM did not grimace.
      Strange "Apache" looks over the ridge .... more familiar - "crocodile" ..
    4. Explore
      Explore April 18 2013 21: 28
      +2
      And in the 80s, what were we doing there?
      The homeland said - it is NECESSARY, and the soldier answered - IS!
      1. Rider
        Rider April 18 2013 22: 49
        +2
        The homeland said - it is NECESSARY, and the soldier answered - IS!


        I'm sorry, but I fundamentally disagree.

        we have a draft army, and there really you will not turn your back on orders.

        but they have a CONTRACT army, and they are well aware that they are almost 100% likely to be sent to war.
        so one asks what have they forgotten there?
        are they there at the call of the heart to defend their homeland?
        US Army 30% - ordinary mercenaries serving either for money or for green cards.
        1. Atrix
          Atrix April 18 2013 23: 48
          -1
          Quote: Rider
          The homeland said - it is NECESSARY, and the soldier answered - IS!


          I'm sorry, but I fundamentally disagree.

          we have a draft army, and there really you will not turn your back on orders.

          but they have a CONTRACT army, and they are well aware that they are almost 100% likely to be sent to war.
          so one asks what have they forgotten there?
          are they there at the call of the heart to defend their homeland?
          US Army 30% - ordinary mercenaries serving either for money or for green cards.

          Well, you went to the Army to serve under a contract, and tomorrow the Motherland will decide that you need to show your strength somewhere and you will be sent to fight for your homeland. But if you refuse to sit for 12 years, then I'll look at you how you will reason. Maybe they will call the homeland to defend, but when the military went to the USSR as "specialists" in all sorts of countries in the world and also died? And they also defended their homeland in Africa and they also probably knew when they went to work in the USSR Army that they could send far beyond the borders of the USSR to "defend" their homeland.
          1. Rider
            Rider April 18 2013 23: 58
            +4
            Dear, do not confuse the warm with the soft.

            under the USSR there was IDEOLOGY
            and the military experts really believed and KNEW that they were protecting the motherland in the ass.

            But what do the brave Ji Ay protect in avgan?
            poppy crops?

            and in Iraq?
            interests of oil companies?

            ahh i know -

            DEMOCRACY WORLDWIDE!

            aren't you funny yourself?
            1. Atrix
              Atrix April 19 2013 00: 17
              -1
              And how is the ideology of the USSR to plant communism different from the USA to plant democracy? That is, when the USSR was a sphere power and imposed communism also at gunpoint, this is normal. And when the US enforces democracy is it your crime? You are cunning sir. If the USSR had not collapsed, and America had collapsed, now the USSR would deliver its communism to countries in need. And the fact that the United States remained the only sphere power is not a US problem.
              1. Rider
                Rider April 19 2013 00: 35
                +1
                And how is the ideology of the USSR to plant communism different from the USA to plant democracy?


                I understand that you do not catch the difference between socialism and capitolism?
                Well, I will not dissuade you.

                That is, when the USSR was a sphere power and imposed communism also at gunpoint, this is normal. And when the US enforces democracy is it your crime?


                and here you do not see the difference in the methods, the USSR - INVESTED in the countries that wanted to "otsociolizdit"
                and the Yankees are pumping current
                Now whose oil companies are working in Iraq and Libya?

                If the USSR had not collapsed

                you know. history has no subjunctive mood

                BUT YOU ARE CERTAINLY SURE THAT THERE WOULD BE EVERYTHING AND WAS?
                and to spread Iraq for the sake of oil, and to sow avgan with drugs?
                and Gaddafi bang because that gold dinar wanted to introduce?

                feel free to keep fantasizing.
                when you get to the 9/11 explosions, then figure out who and by what methods the world is rebuilding.
                1. Rider
                  Rider April 19 2013 00: 48
                  0
                  Not knowing what to answer, you decided to put a minus?

                  somehow ... petty.
                2. Atrix
                  Atrix April 21 2013 11: 42
                  -1
                  Quote: Rider
                  I understand that you do not catch the difference between socialism and capitolism?
                  Well, I will not dissuade you.

                  I understand the difference. And as practice has shown, capitalism is more viable, because you now live in a capitalist country.
                  Quote: Rider
                  and here you do not see the difference in the methods, the USSR - INVESTED in the countries that wanted to "otsociolizdit"
                  and the Yankees are pumping current
                  Now whose oil companies are working in Iraq and Libya?

                  Yeah, it can be seen that the USSR invested, it can be seen how the countries of the former social camp belong to the USSR, they are already sleeping and seeing returns. And who called the USSR to other countries, for example, to Afghanistan?

                  Not knowing what to answer, you decided to put a minus?

                  somehow ... petty.

                  What is the use of answering all the bad and all the troubles of Russia from the West in your head.
  • Trailer
    Trailer April 18 2013 08: 03
    47
    I liked this photo. The area of ​​responsibility of the guy’s unit is immediately visible! Think, he protects those who produce it and send it to Russia. And Russia allows supplying weapons and provisions to the NATO army through its territory. It’s strange somehow. I can not understand!
    1. ATATA
      ATATA April 18 2013 08: 15
      +6
      Quote: Karavan
      Think, he protects those who produce it and send it to Russia

      In Russia, it will not reach. from there goes opium from poppy, with hemp it is not profitable to contact them, they are consumed on the spot.
      In Russia, mainly local hemp is used. You can believe me. laughing
      And yes, normal guys.
      1. Bashkaus
        Bashkaus April 18 2013 16: 02
        0
        And yes, normal guys.
        They will become normal guys when they sit at home, or when we get to the Capitol (paraphrasing the phrase of Vasily from four tankers and a dog)
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov April 18 2013 08: 56
      +9
      Quote: Karavan
      I liked this photo.

      I understand you Caravan wink laughing
    3. kaprall
      kaprall April 18 2013 10: 52
      +2
      Well, what, did not smoke in the army or what? I tried and nothing happened. I didn’t see hemp. She used to grow everywhere, by the way.
    4. stroporez
      stroporez April 18 2013 11: 28
      +3
      but the boys have fun ........ from being stunned, then pissing at the blind men, civilian yak sheep cut ------- democracy ........
    5. Jipo
      Jipo April 18 2013 19: 16
      0
      Land, and this is ganjubas! They love him with us.
  • svp67
    svp67 April 18 2013 08: 11
    +3
    That the "physics" of this guy is painful to the Slavic, it would be interesting to find out his "roots" ...
    1. Niko-zhukov
      Niko-zhukov April 18 2013 22: 26
      0
      It was such thoughts that visited me when watching.
  • Gur
    Gur April 18 2013 08: 21
    21
    Well, what can I say, their equipment is certainly good, and they create conditions for life everywhere in every war, but if we, like the Amers, began to supply spirits with weapons, their faces would not be so happy with their snot wound a fist.
  • Tartary
    Tartary April 18 2013 08: 28
    0
    Quote: Karavan
    I liked this photo. The area of ​​responsibility of the guy’s unit is immediately visible!

    Also drew attention ...


    Quote: Canep
    Well, although there is no SS flag or other atrocities in these pictures. And so, apparently normal guys, what have they lost in Afghanistan?

    Pay attention to this photo - as an answer to the question ...
    "Your country will be next!"


    Or: - soon we will come to you!
    1. omsbon
      omsbon April 18 2013 09: 16
      +7
      Quote: Tartary
      "Your country will be next!"

      Quote: Tartary
      Or: - soon we will come to you!


      WAITING FOR!
    2. self-propelled
      self-propelled April 18 2013 09: 48
      32
      ALWAYS GLADE!!!
      1. firefox090
        firefox090 April 18 2013 14: 22
        0
        Equipment lags behind (((
        1. kubanec
          kubanec April 18 2013 21: 51
          +1
          not equipment wins, but BATTLE SPIRIT !!!!!
    3. Papakiko
      Papakiko April 18 2013 10: 16
      13
      Quote: Tartary
      Or: - soon we will come to you!

      COM Heer!
      http://demotivation.me/images/20100611/mruoipruisdu.jpg

      Provided that will be where to return!
      1. kostiknet
        kostiknet April 18 2013 10: 57
        +6
        Quote: Papakiko
        Provided that will be where to return!

        Yankee, maybe so! Remember this ALWAYS !!!
        And we can arrange such "peaceful landscapes" for you all over Yakindosia.
    4. kaprall
      kaprall April 18 2013 10: 54
      +2
      or says this to his wife: I think and miss you ..
    5. ULxaw86
      ULxaw86 April 18 2013 11: 06
      +1
      Quote: Tartary
      Or: - soon we will come to you!

      -Do you still boil? Then we will go to you !!! fellow
    6. northwest
      northwest April 18 2013 13: 31
      -4
      Manic syndrome based on fear of the threat of attack.
  • kotdavin4i
    kotdavin4i April 18 2013 08: 41
    10
    Good morning Everyone, I didn't understand him cry - about "Our mission is being carried out in the worst weather conditions that you can imagine." - quite decent conditions, judging by the photo, the heat is good and the flies do not bite (well, if not the caliber 7,62) ...
    1. self-propelled
      self-propelled April 18 2013 10: 43
      +1
      Quote: kotdavin4i
      "Our mission is accomplished in the worst weather conditions you can imagine."

      yeah and heated biosarti not set
    2. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel April 18 2013 13: 10
      +1
      ... or just "flies" with "bumblebees".
  • JonnyT
    JonnyT April 18 2013 08: 59
    +4
    Yes, they have that not a war campaign, but a safari! There are a lot of show-offs - it’s immediately obvious that they didn’t get any "susal" from the Taliban ..... Again, advertising for US youth, everything is so simple and beautifully romantic.
  • pensioner
    pensioner April 18 2013 09: 03
    +7
    Well turned out in the pictures. Well done. On occasion, you can find out. I do not exclude the possibility that someone has these faces in their pockets.
  • Opera
    Opera April 18 2013 09: 15
    +7
    Quote: GUR
    if we, following the example of amers, began to supply spirits with weapons, the faces of these warriors would not be so pleased, they would wrap their snot on their fists.

    Yes, something is flying high.
  • Rescuer
    Rescuer April 18 2013 10: 26
    +3
    Guys apparently do not fast, all are well-fed.
    1. Tartary
      Tartary April 18 2013 12: 40
      0
      Quote: Lifeguard
      Guys apparently do not fast, all are well-fed.

      So, for information, if you don’t know, travelers, soldiers, sick people, children under 14 have been freed from their posts ...
      But what would Catholics, Protestants, and the hedgehog keep fast with them - I did not hear, I do not know ...
  • Gavril
    Gavril April 18 2013 10: 33
    +9
    Why are there no blacks? Where does gondolysis look? To the prison of an intolerant racist!
  • screw cutter
    screw cutter April 18 2013 10: 56
    -2
    Remove flags, color, more AK and almost indistinguishable from our 79-89x.
  • Zhenya
    Zhenya April 18 2013 11: 30
    +8
    Don’t say that the Americans have good equipment, everything for the soldier.
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 18 2013 11: 32
      -1
      Quote: Marrying
      Don’t say that the Americans have good equipment, everything for the soldier.


      For people serving "for money" there is no other way - they will scatter ...
    2. specKFOR
      specKFOR April 18 2013 14: 52
      0
      only this equipment and body kits for carbines they themselves buy for their loot ...
      1. APOCALIPTIC
        APOCALIPTIC April 18 2013 20: 47
        0
        Quote: specKFOR
        only this equipment and body kits for carbines they themselves buy for their loot ...

        Do not write nonsense;
        1. specKFOR
          specKFOR April 19 2013 11: 16
          0
          I, of course, may not know something .. BUT for a whole YEAR I have been serving with the "amers" in Kosovo and communicate almost every day with representatives of this "wonderful" nation ...
  • Zhenya
    Zhenya April 18 2013 11: 47
    +1
    svp67 Considering that our share of contract soldiers this year will be 25% of the number of aircraft, are they really not for the money in the army? Why are they also not provided?
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 18 2013 13: 28
      0
      Quote: Marrying
      svp67 Considering that our share of contract soldiers this year will be 25% of the number of aircraft, are they really not for the money in the army? Why are they also not provided?


      Already, in a year it will be the same ...
      1. PSih2097
        PSih2097 April 18 2013 14: 19
        0
        Already, in a year it will be the same ...

        It’s the same - too expensive a pleasure, it’s more likely to be some kind of domestic analogue ...
        Although, on the other hand, as a result, imports will come out cheaper and better if procurement control is established ...
  • Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya April 18 2013 11: 55
    +3
    In the pictures of our soldiers, the faces of dogs of war, and these are airsoft players laughing
    1. Hon
      Hon April 18 2013 15: 31
      +4
      Quote: Prapor Afonya
      In the pictures of our soldiers, the faces of dogs of war, and these are airsoft players
  • _KM_
    _KM_ April 18 2013 12: 27
    +1
    About the sand bags. There are such - called dredging bags or something like that. Officer acted on supply. I don’t know now.
  • Iraclius
    Iraclius April 18 2013 13: 12
    0
    What does the inscription KSSO mean, which he constantly holds in his hand?
    In the photo - a good selection. But the faces of the fighters are some moronic. The equipment is not bad, but horribly stupid faces. negative
    1. PSih2097
      PSih2097 April 18 2013 14: 24
      0
      Quote: Iraclius
      KSSO

      KCCO is a modern slang acronym for 'Keep Calm, Chive On'.
      KCCO is now a modern slang expression in the same way 'Hang Loose', 'Be Cool', 'Live and Let Live' were popular in decades past. KCCO is a youthful and modern way way to say 'don't stress too much about life, just enjoy it'
      The original KCCO phrase came from World War II, when the British government would post propaganda posters of 'keep calm and carry on' to help boost citizen morale after air attacks on England's cities. The phrase has since been modified by The Chive.
      1. Iraclius
        Iraclius April 18 2013 14: 46
        -1
        Thanks for the quote! yes
        KCCO is a youthful and modern way way to say 'don't stress too much about life, just enjoy it'

        That says it all. And how hard it is for them. And what are the harsh conditions.
        As if American puberty kids were taken out to shoot. negative

        Watch these cheerful guys grunt when they start clicking on the 7,62 mm.
        1. Atrix
          Atrix April 18 2013 19: 12
          -4
          Quote: Iraclius
          Watch how these cheerful guys grunt when I start clicking on them with a 7,62 mm

          I would look at you as a "war hero" as if you would put off in your underpants under fire, it's not for you to play at home in battlefield 3
          1. kubanec
            kubanec April 18 2013 22: 00
            -1
            tell the brothers Russian-Ukrainian, and what do your soldiers do in Iraq or where do you help to establish democracy there ?????
        2. Rider
          Rider April 18 2013 22: 58
          +2
          nuuu bliiiinn

          the patient just outplayed the counter-strike.
          I personally do not understand
          that he alone decided to capture this house?
          what slalom did he tramp on the OPEN slope?
          he was also lucky that he found a gap where it is shed.

          pancake player
  • kind
    kind April 18 2013 13: 14
    +1
    Our mission has mainly a search and rescue goal.

    Who (what) are they looking for and saving there ???
    1. Check
      Check April 18 2013 18: 23
      0
      They are looking for drugs, they are saving the crop, everything seems to be clear! objectionable hammering with drones.
  • xmike
    xmike April 18 2013 13: 17
    0
    In the pictures of our soldiers, the faces of dogs of war, and these are airsoft players

    Exactly, it all reminded me of some kind of camping.
  • Black Colonel
    Black Colonel April 18 2013 13: 29
    +3
    Shooting kits are impressive.
  • Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign April 18 2013 13: 45
    +1
    The enemy needs to be known in person ... I think everyone remembered everyone? ...
    Seriously, as usual - a photo from a demobilization album - like I was there ...
    Cormorants Amerikosy.
  • Naval
    Naval April 18 2013 14: 06
    0
    There are a lot of pontoons, that only few victories, they are fighting more and more with the help of money, a kind of contractual relationship, or drones for civilians.
    1. iliq
      iliq April 18 2013 14: 29
      +1
      they’re fighting more and more with the help of money, a kind of contractual relationship,

      Explain why "victory" at the expense of the lives of their soldiers (which in the economy even of the Russian Federation cost from $ 300), if you can do without them?
  • specKFOR
    specKFOR April 18 2013 14: 56
    +9
    if there is an opportunity not to send a soldier into battle, but to launch a rocket, I think this is correct. Whoever "participated" knows that no "peaceful" inhabitants are worth the life of your friend !!!
  • Podojdi
    Podojdi April 18 2013 18: 15
    0
    More like clowns than soldiers, to be honest.
  • asadov
    asadov April 18 2013 18: 56
    +1
    I liked the cannabis photo more. You can sign all the rest with the phrase "This is how we protect this wealth for subsequent sale"
  • Tony tomahawk
    Tony tomahawk April 18 2013 19: 40
    +1
    The way I imagined them: pretentious, clowns, "brutal American warriors, glasses, gum, a bottle of cola" ... just like in a joke.
    And yet, I could be wrong, but it’s impossible to photograph the scouts, so what happens, he betrayed himself and his comrades?
    As for the weather conditions, it generally killed.
    1. iliq
      iliq April 18 2013 19: 46
      +1
      Quote: Tony Tomahawk
      As for the weather conditions, it generally killed.

      do not remind, what non-combat losses the SA had in Afghanistan? well, so as not to whistle about "weather conditions";)

      high morbidity is associated with a lack of clean drinking water, interruptions in the supply of new clothes, which created problems with washing uniforms, which are atypical for European Russia, where the majority of fighters came from, with infectious diseases. Due to a radical change in climate, almost all of the newcomers to the country after a certain time had symptoms of indigestion. Cases of dysentery, hepatitis and typhoid were frequent.

      http://www.afghanistan.ru/doc/14905.html
      1. Tony tomahawk
        Tony tomahawk April 18 2013 19: 51
        +1
        Quote: iliq
        do not remind, what non-combat losses the SA had in Afghanistan? well, so as not to whistle about "weather conditions";)

        I guess I didn’t put it that way. In the end, the 21st century, the United States advertised itself as an ultramodern power, didn’t it be provided to these scouts with the necessary equipment? Sorry if that could be wrong.
        1. iliq
          iliq April 18 2013 20: 17
          +1
          Quote: Tony Tomahawk
          haven't these scouts been provided with the necessary equipment?

          when was the last time you went to the mountains halfway around the world? How can equipment adapt to other climatic conditions? there are all sorts of holiday-makers after a vacation in warm countries in 90% of cases they run to the doctors, they are treated for colds (for climate change) - and this is without any delights of war at the resort.

          and the weather in the mountains - drops of 20-30 degrees per day ... and this is not in a warm bed, but at the exit. plus altitude changes, plus local diseases, plus "superinfrastructure" - what is it surprising that they consider the weather not the best?

          "white people" (travelers, climbers) prepare for such conditions for almost years, they count their equipment by grams ...
          something like that.
          1. Rider
            Rider April 18 2013 23: 17
            +1
            ek you shaved it
            probably straight soul rejoices.

            I almost agree with you
            that's just ...
            you yourself said that living conditions, even at outposts and blocks, are unlike ours.
            it means that the problem with food and water is as good as it gets.
            the heat also does not significantly affect the RPM there, it seems like they have a cooler and a refrigerator in each camp.
            with medicine, too, it seems normal (at least the Yankees do not talk about non-combat losses)

            so what do they have left of the "damaging" factors?

            climate and highlands?
            Well, yes, you can’t argue with the mountains, but the climate ...
            You know, the USA is also a rather hot place.
            Yes, and many of the Gee Ai are either Mexicans or Latinos from places where it is even hotter.

            what else is there?

            aaa
            the Taliban are still shooting.
            well damn this is a complete zapadlo on their part.

            wink
            1. iliq
              iliq April 18 2013 23: 26
              +1
              Quote: Rider
              it means that the problem with food and water is as good as it gets.

              and you go from home-made food to breech, at once - and tell how it is;)

              Quote: Rider
              the heat also does not significantly affect the RPM there, it seems like they have a cooler and a refrigerator in each camp.

              yeah, you can see in the photo - they’re always sitting in the cooler laughing

              Quote: Rider
              with medicine, too, it seems normal (at least the Yankees do not talk about non-combat losses)

              so good!

              Quote: Rider
              so what do they have left of the "damaging" factors?
              climate and highlands?

              when did you go to the mountains for the last time? moreover, with a full calculation plus combat?

              Quote: Rider
              You know, the USA is also a rather hot place.
              Yes, and many of the Gee Ai are either Mexicans or Latinos from places where it is even hotter.

              So what? "many" is how much? and where in America is there a climate similar to Afghanistan?
              1. Rider
                Rider April 18 2013 23: 45
                -1
                and you go from home-made food to breech, at once - and tell how it is;)


                oh, and do not the Yankees boast of a wealth of army assortment?

                but what about -

                a soldier must endure the hardships and deprivations of military service.

                oh that it's me, it's not that, and not about those.

                yeah, you can see in the photo - they sit laughing all the time in the cooler


                then they are deceived, about cozy campsites and these like them, aaa camps (well, type camp)
                Look how, they are the whole period of a military mission.
                Well, I will know.

                so good!


                Am I against it?
                (soooo, then another lesser burden)

                when did you go to the mountains for the last time? moreover, with a full calculation plus combat?


                so, I don’t understand, they have an army or a boarding house for the weak?
                seem heavy in the raid, this is an obligation, not an exception.
                nothing extraordinary is observed in this.

                So what? "many" is how much? and where in America is there a climate similar to Afghanistan?


                Well, for fun, google the US climate zones.
                you know there, not only the resort east and west coasts, there are quite diverse environmental conditions.
                Texas Arkansas Arizona Utah is almost a semi-desert.
                well and the latitude (hergraphically) of Mexico take an interest in leisure, I hope you do not confuse it with Siberia.

                wink
                1. iliq
                  iliq April 18 2013 23: 53
                  +1
                  Quote: Rider
                  oh, and do not the Yankees boast of a wealth of army assortment?

                  switching to another food, and even with a change in climate.

                  Quote: Rider
                  but what about -
                  a soldier must endure the hardships and deprivations of military service.
                  oh that it's me, it's not that, and not about those.

                  and cho, they do not tolerate?
                  they just don’t want to run around the rake, creating difficulties and hardships out of the blue and without special need ... some of them are not like that - they don’t understand why soldiers should eat rot and slop, if you can eat high-quality products!

                  Quote: Rider
                  so, I don’t understand, they have an army or a boarding house for the weak?
                  seem heavy in the raid, this is an obligation, not an exception.
                  nothing extraordinary is observed in this.

                  they also do not get medals for this;)
                  but cheers in their statement about the harsh climatic conditions all find something ...

                  Quote: Rider
                  I hope you do not confuse it with Siberia.

                  I have not heard anything worthwhile about similar environmental conditions in Afghanistan to the United States ...
                  1. Rider
                    Rider April 19 2013 00: 17
                    0
                    switching to another food, and even with a change in climate.


                    yes bigmak in Utah and in agan - a monstrous difference.

                    they just don’t want to run around the rake, creating difficulties and hardships for themselves out of the blue and without special needs ..


                    uh, I don’t understand, but what about "monstrous loads and extreme conditions"?
                    I don’t understand that it’s not in the cafe to go to the mountains with taxiways and yet somewhere I didn’t notice in the photo that they steadfastly and selflessly overcome something there.
                    there is a bivouac on the photo, a bonfire.

                    and a little lower - if you can eat quality products! but quality products in the US and Agan are different than what?
                    someone was talking about a change in nutrition.
                    oh yeah, dry out, this is not a lobster steak (or whatever)
                    hard, believe, believe.

                    but cheers in their statement about the harsh climatic conditions all find something ...

                    tady why whine about a difficult climate and overcoming something there.
                    would sit in California or Florida (there you might be interested in a mild climate) and wouldn’t have blown
                    aah I know - Motherland sent
                    DEMOCRACY DANGER!
                    wink

                    I have not heard anything worthwhile about similar environmental conditions in Afghanistan to the United States ...


                    and you are interested
                    Well, just as a self-education.
  • Mr. Truth
    Mr. Truth April 18 2013 19: 46
    -2
    I have a fairly strong impression on the American armed forces, in particular on their rank and file, from the miserable tens of thousands of military soldiers to hundreds of thousands of drones, most of them Egomaniacs who have problems with self-esteem, narcissism ... On the one hand, they are they save their civilians, if the US Armed Forces weren’t so massive, they would have fired at them much more often.
  • misterwulf
    misterwulf April 18 2013 20: 10
    +1
    I liked their "checkpoints" very much :) Something like that happened here in Sevastopol during the Crimean War 160 years ago. A pit with a depth of 1-1,5 m and a length * nirin 10 * 5 m In front, the bags are thrown over. Saving a pancake, on mass graves! It didn't take long to bury. They left the corpses of the "roadblocks" in a hole (they had already dug them!). They threw sandbags on top and sprinkled them with soil (no need to hammer). Funeral procedure for half an hour
  • pooop
    pooop April 18 2013 20: 15
    -1
    they love to pose so much, and demonstrate the body kit, "garlands" that do not bring any sense, it reminds me of a picture of a pubescent figure of eight in purple with "Sparco" dust covers ...
    1. Atrix
      Atrix April 19 2013 00: 10
      +3
      Yes, damn people took pictures for themselves, in the Russian army there are few such photo albums?
      That’s why you don’t pose? Or if you serve in the army you can’t take a photo? The scribe crap a man from head to toe what he took pictures and where their author finally found. The farther the more delusional topics began to appear here
  • Ecuador
    Ecuador April 18 2013 20: 33
    0
    our Boys are cooler. in its "body kit". and if they have this "kit", then there will be no equal.
    1. iliq
      iliq April 18 2013 20: 44
      +3
      and if more than 3 rounds of ammunition in 2 years of service would have been allowed to be shot, then there would have been animals!
      1. Rider
        Rider April 19 2013 01: 19
        -1
        Yes, you are not lucky with the service, I sympathize.
  • Kalita
    Kalita April 18 2013 21: 45
    +1
    On each barrel and optics, and grenade launcher ... We should go too.
    1. Tony tomahawk
      Tony tomahawk April 18 2013 21: 55
      0
      And where did you get the idea that we don’t have this? ;)
      [img] http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/aa/AK-12_2.jpg?uselang=en
      [/ Img]
    2. Tony tomahawk
      Tony tomahawk April 18 2013 21: 57
      0
      And where did you get the idea that we don’t have this? ;)
  • APASUS
    APASUS April 18 2013 22: 45
    0
    Our mission has mainly a search and rescue goal.

    Smiled !! Rescuers with such an anti-tank gun !!
    1. iliq
      iliq April 18 2013 22: 58
      +1
      Quote: APASUS
      Rescuers with such an anti-tank gun !!

      the problem of hitting targets behind the guns, technology, and at great distances has not been canceled.
      1. iliq
        iliq April 18 2013 23: 42
        -1
        especially since they are on their own, without technology.
      2. APASUS
        APASUS April 19 2013 22: 04
        0
        Quote: iliq
        the problem of hitting targets behind the guns, technology, and at great distances has not been canceled.

        For the duval !?
        Connoisseur, have you seen the duval?
        Not every duval can be pierced from a tank, but with this slingshot ...
        1. iliq
          iliq April 19 2013 22: 10
          0
          many beeches, little meaning.
  • SHOGUN
    SHOGUN April 19 2013 00: 52
    +1
    Here is another group of people that should be packed with a heavy, digging tool!
    1. Rider
      Rider April 19 2013 01: 05
      0
      well oh you
      etozh sowers of democracy.

      although the "carriers of democracy" sounds like "carriers of a deadly virus"

      I agree - to fall asleep with bleach, and dig deeper.
  • Marconi41
    Marconi41 April 19 2013 01: 23
    -1
    Do not say, but the soldiers of all armies are surprisingly similar in the battlefield. Look at the photo: Here they are in the mountains and are no longer so soft and fluffy, and the "lumps" are already shabby and faded. And if you tear off the chevrons (USA), then some of the photos painfully resemble our soldiers in the Chechen company. Although the equipment they have, of course ... more fashionable)))
  • George
    George April 19 2013 01: 49
    +5
    I bring to your attention a photo of L. Snow. She carried out a project in which the faces of the fighters were captured before, during and after serving in Afghanistan. It is a pity our photographers did not guess to carry out such a project (although maybe someone will please):

    Junior Lieutenant Adam Petch, 25 years.
  • George
    George April 19 2013 01: 53
    +1
    Private Chris McGregor, 24 of the Year.
    Etc.
    http://bigpicture.ru/?p=346417
    1. Rider
      Rider April 19 2013 02: 15
      -1
      nah

      this guy clearly peered over the edge.
  • maniac
    maniac April 19 2013 08: 42
    +3
    Cho did you get to the pictures ?! Scroll through your demo albums. The same silly faces and engaged in dash than when photographing.
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 April 19 2013 14: 45
      +2
      Plus a hundred. Take a look at your photo at 14 and 20 years old. Service has nothing to do with it; up to 30 years old, the appearance will change horseradish how many times. And demobilization albums - they did the same thing and fooled just as well.
  • smershspy
    smershspy April 25 2013 13: 28
    +3
    Quote: Hon
    Quote: Prapor Afonya
    In the pictures of our soldiers, the faces of dogs of war, and these are airsoft players


    It's just that the conditions of service are different! I agree with you!