The point of this foray into the blogosphere is to give a better understanding of the Army to people that have little or no direct knowledge. I’m trying hard to translate from the jargon to plain English.

Comments are especially welcome. They feed my vanity. I have no hard and fast rules on what may or may not be said in comments. You are free to disagree, but please try to be polite, if not respectful. If, in my sole judgment, your comment is over the line, I may edit or delete your comment. I will not do this to crush your right to dissent, but to maintain an atmosphere where discussion does not become mere rancor.

20 responses to “About

  1. mccl4ne

    hey i see you have an interesting blog i want my page in your blogroll and i do the same in my blogroll



  2. Send me a link, please


  3. sure thing. You’ve been added. I’m guessing you’re German. Let me just say “Wilkommen”


  4. Shadow Two

    oops, didn’t notice this, so I sent from hotmail. One thing you do need is a “print” and “email to” button


  5. Shadow Two

    I just signed up for your RSS, and looks I am the second to do so! U need some promotion, friend.

    Capt Army SF


  6. Shadow, there are technical limitations that don’t allow me to put a “print” or “email” button on the site. The two big issues are, you get what you pay for, and I don’t have to pay to blog here and second, I have no internet skills.


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  10. added you to my blog roll, excellent blog!


  11. Not sure where I found a link to you blog, but glad that I did.

    Former US Army Combat Medic (91B, back in my day), with a little brother just months away from retirement (unless he makes the E-8 list this year, in which case he says he’ll stay on an additional 3 years).

    Work for a Defense Contractor now here in Austin (Tactical Command and Control systems), and love reading discussing all-things Army.


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  13. Sir, I must beg to differ regarding your rather unflattering appraisal of the Army Green Uniform. I am an honorably discharged Veteran of the Regular Army. I left the service in August of 89, after serving in the regulars for four and a half years. I got out early because I injured my back in the line of duty-I served in Field Artillery as an E5 Gunner at Fort Sill and Fort Ord. Because I was in combat arms, I did not have very many opportunities to wear my greens, with the exception of pay musters. When I wore the Class A Army Green Uniform, and the Class B version, I did so with pride. I liked the greens and I still do. The Army Service Uniform is a piece of crap. It makes our soldiers look like mall guards, rather than members of the U.S. Army. The greens should have been retained, and I hope the Army realizes the mistake it made. I still don’t like the fact that the black beret was authorized to be worn by the entire force.Shinseki really stuck it to the Rangers, in my opinion. I would rather wear a service cap with the greens than that beret. Oh, when I was in, I had to wear the garrison cap with the greens.The Army should have continued issuing the service cap to the enlisted folk. I did not care for the garrison cap, either, but if I had to choose between the garrison cap and the beret, I will wear the garrison cap. I know you disagree with me, so we will have to let it go at that.


    • John Fitts

      I was in 1966-1974. In those days we had long sleeve and short sleeve khakis (worn with either the “flying saucer” barracks hat or overseas cap, the khaki tropical worsted uniform was just being phased out, and “greens,” or Class As, were worn in cold weather with the old, World War II vintage, heavy wool great coat. But I’ll tell you what: we looked great, in my humble opinion.


  14. tom d

    Outstanding site–great job–top rate


  15. WilliamsJD

    CSwain, I served with you at FT. Stew. We where getting ready to have a party at SFC Strongs house after IW when we all showed up with beer…lots of beer and Strong opened his front door and kind of laughed when he said we have to do it again everyone go back to the base…that was how VW started for the S3 shop…lol, I was the 577 driver. I don’t miss the times but I miss all of you guys and hope everyone is in good health. I went on to Bosnia for my last 2 years in the army and then the police department after that. Good to see you still keeping on sir!
    Born in the backwoods.
    Raised by a bear.
    Balls of blue steel.
    Cotton Balers by god!


  16. Pleasure to meet you and Happy New Year!!


  17. I very much enjoyed your blog, Bring the Heat, Bring the Stupid. I am working on a book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Military. Science. Commerce. Art. Literature. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a blogroll link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavors.

    P.S. It concerns Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.


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