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111031-A-VB845-065

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division rest in a
village at Mullayan, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 31, 2011. The Soldiers had just
completed a long foot patrol. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Kristina Truluck/Released)


I considered naming this piece 'Sleeping Beauty' but there's nothing beautiful about
Webby when he's sleeping. Silly New Englander. =p


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combat878 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
More facebook moments, and send...
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:iconuncledon:
uncledon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
First Marine Rule -
NEVER run when you can walk.
NEVER walk when you can stand.
NEVER stand when you can sit.
NEVER sit when you can lie down.
NEVER lie down when you can sleep.

Yeah I knew the Army claims it too. We can share okay.
Worked in Kuwait until recently at Beuhring and Arifjan so I may have seen some of you. Bless you all.
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014   Photographer
Sharing is caring!  ;p

We used this rule ALL the time, haha.  Ooh, maybe!  Though it wasn't my team, unfortunately. 
We went through AAS an Quatar.  Quatar had to be the hardest part of the entire deployment -
three alcoholic drinks a day, Starbucks, Arby's...we couldn't choose what to do! 

Glad to hear you got back safe and sound!
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uncledon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Like I said, no one ever comes back entirely. We just do the best we can. But I do appreciate the sentiment.
One of the hardest things I've ever done was help those kids mount up to move north knowing what they we headed towards. Sucks to get old and knew what they're about to learn.
Still made me feel like a kid again being around them. Though the look on some of their faces when they learned I'd fought my first before their dad could cross the street alone did balance the scales.
I had the privilege and honor of serving with men who fought in the Pacific and Korea. Now they were really something.
Thanks again for the great photos and sorry for letting my mouth get off the leash.
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blackjamie Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
at the Infantry School, a sergeant told me never to stand when I could sit, never sit when I could lie down, sleep any time you can, and eat when ever there's food...that's a beautiful shot of Rule #2
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tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Photographer
Hahaha, the rules of patrols! 
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:iconblackjamie:
blackjamie Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
but once you make sergeant, you can never let them see you lie down...
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013   Photographer
My joes see it every once in a while.  I definitely took plenty of naps when I  was pregnant during last year's FTX.
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blackjamie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
back in '75 when I was but a pale youth, I was part of a youth employment program the department of Defence ran, we had this veteran Lieutenant,  I guess he was the age I am now, you know an old fart...he used to run us into the ground...and not even appear to break a sweat...of course he was a veteran of the First Special Service Force...it took me twenty years to develop the same kind of endurance...
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Tree-Of-Time Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Writer
A really awesome picture, I'm a New Englander and I'm cracking up! XD
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Photographer
:dance:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nap time. :devilish:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012   Photographer
Hell yeah. Often the best part of the missions. xD
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Right! When it is finally over. ;p
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Photographer
That, too. Or just being able to ride around on the birds.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:la:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Photographer
Or the pineapple. The little FOB I mainly worked from had fresh pineapple almost every week. I never wanted to leave that place. :love:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not something you would expect! :D
How did they manage that?
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Photographer
Skills. :ninja:
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Anicecupofstfu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Hurry up and wait
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Photographer
Naptime is the best way to wait. xD
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:iconbullethead321:
bullethead321 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I remember days like this during DS . . .
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional
nice job
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Easy day.
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carrot25 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice angle!
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot with an interesting angle.
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Alpha-Ninja-Studio Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Photographer
RC(S) Is hot as balls... OF COURSE they want a break!
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Photographer
So true. Dx
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W-a-r-l-o-c-k Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Fantastic shot from that hard "guys"...
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tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012   Photographer
Haha, thanks!
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lucanus43 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like the angle of the shot, it's really interesting and unusual. The DOF also looks very nice from here.

Overall, great work :D
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BonnieWoodson Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the way you composed this, with the other soldiers resting in the background. Really an interesting image! :clap:
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:icontanikel:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! This was my favorite of all of the snooze shots. We were whooped after the long walk it took to get there. xD
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