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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gildardo Pelcastre, assigned to 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera)
provides cover from behind a High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle at Fort Meade, Md.,
17 Oct., 2013. Staff Sgt. Pelcastre and his team were participating in a scenario where they
reacted to sniper ambush while mounted in a vehicle.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kristina Truluck/Released)


Oh...AWT.  A great way to train (mess with) Soldiers while staying at home.  This time, thankfully,
was broken up some some semi-useful and entertaining tasks. 


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:iconbenracer:
benracer Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
The world renowned HMMWV and the U.S military!
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013   Photographer
HMMWVs are the devil.  Dx
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:iconlukiesyaya:
lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Hope - NaNoEmo Day 13 
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Photographer
:dance:
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:iconlukiesyaya:
lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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:iconvdq:
vDq Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
yay power rangers
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Photographer
Much better than power rangers. ;)
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Is that a rubber M16A1 he's using?  
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Photographer
Maaayyybeeee....
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:iconquasicarbon:
QuasiCarbon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I thought the barrel was drooping a bit ;)
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013   Photographer
I didn't notice until you pointed it out.
I can't remember if it was that hot out or someone sat on it.  xD
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:iconquasicarbon:
QuasiCarbon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I knew it!  I found one at a store here....should have picked it up.  Teach my kids a lesson in Army disciplinary actions.....
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Photographer
Hahaha.  Teach them the joys of the military press and all those other torturous exercises!
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
Oh yea!  My 9 month old would do it, my 9 year old wouldn't.  He's not the military type.  No amount of discipline would be emparted on him.  He'd just stand there and cry.....lol
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013   Photographer
Hahahaha, sounds like my oldest.  I'll tell him to stop what he's doing and go to the bathroom....an outsider would think that I just told him to go kill his cat.  :no:
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:iconhelopilotoh58:
helopilotoh58 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Haha!  Sounds about right.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013   Photographer
Boys.  Terrible, terrible creatures. 
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I want his ACH.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
Just get some spray paint! 
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No 25V for me. =(
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
Ouch.  What your next option?
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A buddy who's in the Air Guard here said they use photographers a lot and are on short supply, so I'm going to explore that today.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
Do it!
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Appt. at 10.
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Details on Facebook.
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:iconayahne:
Ayahne Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Miss, Miss ! I have a questioooon ! 
No seriously, are you, photographer, a kind of encumbrence for the training/the soldiers ?
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
Nah, I'm just the girl with the camera.  ;)
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:iconayahne:
Ayahne Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I see : ) 
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
The guys in this photo arefrom my company, fellow combat cameramen.  We were just doing some tactical training at home.  With other units, we do our best to document while still being able to keep up with the other guys - we're trained in a very similar fashion ot them.  =D
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Ayahne Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Okayyyy... I haven't heard about that before... It's nice. Because of the documents, because it bring to us informations from the war. Before i saw your gallery, war wasn't  like it is in reality... You know what i want to say ?
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Photographer
Yep!  I didn't really understand the war until I was actually in it.  It's what motivated me to start documenting 'the other side' of it. 
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:iconayahne:
Ayahne Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I think it's good and responsible. It's people like you who brings us a little bit of reality ! 
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice shot! Seemed like an interesting day cx
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
Thanks!  It was.  Finally got to throw some joes in their full gas gear and make them run.  :giggle:
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:iconshadowed-darkninja:
Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
And HAHAHA XD that's great lol
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:icondocmallard:
DocMallard Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
That looks like a replica A1! 

Not a very good rifle, but that was all us medical types got.

-Doc
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
These are just our 'rubber duckies' since we didn't want to get our weapons dirty and have to deal with cleaning them later.  xD
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:icondocmallard:
DocMallard Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
They have really improved those rifles since I used them!

-Doc
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013   Photographer
You mean now that they aren't made of rocks? ;)
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:icondocmallard:
DocMallard Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
The A1 was a light rifle.

I would have preferred an M14 over it any day!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done.  I would imagine you camera-shooters are all quite adept with other sorts of weaponry.
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Photographer
Thank you.  And you bet!  I'm hoping that they haven't signed out my old 249 yet, I miss it.  :giggle:

Though the camera does make a pretty awesome bludgeon, too. 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
'Specially with the big glass. :D

I was a fair shot with the M16 back in the day. We pilots got .38 Specials since they could be operated with one hand.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013   Photographer
Nice!  I definitely prefer the M4 over that hulking beast. 
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