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U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christian Aleman, from Miami, a squad leader assigned to A Battery, scans the area for possible dangers while out on patrol April 7. A Battery is part of the 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, Task Force Spartan Steel. Photo by U.S. Army Spc. Eric-James Estrada
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:iconslixxrick:
slixxrick Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
HUA! Nice pic. Thank you for your service Staff Sgt.
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
What weapon is he holding do you know?
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mobius-118 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its an m4 variant
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RAMENmanga-ka Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
thank you!
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slixxrick Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Its an M16a4
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
....
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Owlicopter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is a crop, a man and his family are standing 10 feet away begging for their lives.
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dopushups Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how about picturing this: the dude owns the crop, he was paid to keep his mouth shut and let the NATO forces walk through to get blown up..now he he just curious to see what happens.. ever think about that? --- fug you... dont talk until you do it... 11b for life... fuggin liberal POS.
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slixxrick Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
AMEN Hooker. AATW!^5
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killmachine Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
title: soldier getting ready killing people. or is this some new kind of camera he's looking through?

(if you don't get it, this is my way of expressing my hatred for the military.)
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RagingSalamence Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Don't blame military for the government's bullshit.
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dopushups Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or he is looking at his homies 400 meters away to make sure they are safe.
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loki--doki Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow no one could have guessed that one
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TsuKatsujin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
<3 Great shot
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DeadSpaces Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome pic by the way.
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DeadSpaces Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
is that an M4 carbine or a Personal Defense Rifle? It looks too small to be a standard M4, but I wanna make sure. :)
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dopushups Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah... its a colt M4... pogs like to walk around with it, but the infantry is the only MOS that uses it practically.
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DeadSpaces Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for the clarification, sir! :)
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Letum-A-Luminarium Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is more, at least in the US. The smallest protective vest is still close to 30lbs and of course it just gets heavier the bigger the vest. If I remember correctly a large or extra-large is close to 50lbs. The M4 alone is 8lbs fully loaded and the M249(light machine gun) is 22lbs fully loaded, both without any modifications, which of course make them heavier. That's not including helmet, additional ammunition, water, food and other miscellaneous items. A 6 foot, 210lb light machine gunner, in full kit, will end up weighing nearly 300lbs. My usual rack was between 65 and 75lbs, just as a standard soldier, and I was 5'3", 130lbs during my enlistment.
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Do you know how much all that gear weighs in total? My friend said his vest was about 2kg, but it didn't have any full pouches.
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dopushups Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was an grenadier, my kit was 70 lbs standing alone, i rocked a plate carrier system and it was not including my assault pack with the m18a1's and my own personal stuff.... add about 20lbs to it... 11b for life
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
How did you not faint all the time? All that lit plus the heat must have been really hard to handle when your running or something.
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TOneil Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Only 2kg? Alone body armor vest with protection inside might be up to 10kg (sometimes even more). Add weight of ammo, helmet, equipment, weapon and you are there. You might carry over half of your own weight :)
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
How do these guys and girls not keel over of heat stroke and exhaustion? I'd die after about 5 minutes
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TOneil Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Hydratation is must and army know it (camelbags). And sure hard training under load and pressure, which not everyone can pass.
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Yeah, that's why I'm never trying to join the army, I'd have to quit after about 2 weeks because I have no endurance what so ever
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wolfgaelan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
plays too much mw3 lol hybrid sight
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vrbtny Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Wow, he couldn't put any more gear on that M4 if he tried, there isn't any space left!! Well, maybe for a Under-Barrel launcher, but wow. Those are some scopes.

Awesome pic, just showing how cool our soldiers are in full gear, and intimidating to boot!
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AprilTwilightFreak Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot =D
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rubor15 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I hope many more of them gets killed.
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TheOnlyEpicWolf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
So it's not just me, M4's are small.... :C
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TheFlamingBlade Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
well the stock is not extended
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rickboyzice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
NiCE SHoT!!!
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OzzyWolf10101 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
omg this is sooooo awesome!! :D
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VictorHugo Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So, California Highway Patrol is taking pictures? :)
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silverfang200 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
An Honor to see a soiider's pictures.
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hokeywolfe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So happy to see these postings! *OUR* troops need to be recognized for the difficult and dangerous work they do. Many *THANKS* to *ALL*! :w00t:
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bastler Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Your troops are also endangered by posting names, unit designations and locations, in a freely accessible web location. Thought about that?
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hokeywolfe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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Not0fthiswor1d Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's nothing that the news crews haven't already revealed...
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bastler Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
And you think that was done before crosschecking with the military, yes?
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Not0fthiswor1d Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Being in the military... i can honestly say that Media Crews will stop at nothing to secure a story... They dont cross check everything...
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Saryin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
This is not the place to posting these photos. Let Public Affairs dish them out with the proper releasing authority and tags.
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Not0fthiswor1d Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey dont yell at me kid... i'm not the one posting this... talk to the artist.
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Saryin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No, no. I wasn't directing it at you. I was just continuing the topic of discussion. My bad for the confusion.
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SeaghanDragon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student Artist
Deadly pic!
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Le haigh mo tír agus teanga!
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