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U.S. Army Pfc. Nicholaus Jones of Chicago, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, provides security at a landing zone in the Daymirdad District of Wardak province, Jan. 9. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Sean P. Casey, 982nd Combat Camera)
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:iconroguethescarredangel:
RoguetheScarredAngel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Writer
Really good shot!!

And every time I see these, I think of family gone away and my friends plans of going over seas :salute:
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Bertrand71 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Fantastic shots! Thx a lot!
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leeman10 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Go out of Afghanistan,it's not your country.It's not a game,9/11 is a lie. Everyone knows now.You're just controlling poppy fields and dealing with it. I can't like soldiers,war is over. Go home!
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ITSADEMOCRACY Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
He has a javelin, a M4A1 with I think laser sight, acog, foregrip and grenade launcher. Just practicing my observations...
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:iconaleandryd:
Aleandryd Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Aimpoint M3, not ACOG; AT4, not Javeline; M320 grenade launcher, specifically. ;)
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:iconitsademocracy:
ITSADEMOCRACY Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Thanks... Your really good at that!
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MitchellJBridges Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow, look at all that shit on that gun. it looks like a space ship.
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:iconcaarnus:
Caarnus Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Okay just have to clear up a couple of things that have been discussed about the weapons and equipment in the picture seeing as I have carried and used each of these. The single use rocket launcher on his assault pack is the compact version of the at-4 commonly known in the service as the smaw-d. almost exactly the same thing as the at-4 except its tube extends and it differs in diameter by 1mm. Both single use. Optic on the M4 is the M68 CCO. Attached to the bottom rail is the M320 grenade launcher with a peq18A aiming sight (the thing with the white writing, absolutely useless and I turned mine in by day three in country), and sadly most units require soldiers to have all our useless lasers and crap on our weapons even if we don't want them.
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BigPapaWolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
USA
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:iconflareinecross:
FlareineCross Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I feel like playing some Call of duty > ;) but seriously. I like the picture very well done.
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:iconbssubvert:
bssubvert Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Man, that's a lot of furniture. Wish i had an M-204.
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
[link] Its just great you uploaded that photo from there, reported you.
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:icononceinapinksun:
OnceInAPinkSun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Not to start anything, but if you do a little searching, you can find this picture under US DoD's flickr account with the 'released' annotation. [link]

So please, leave the man be. Do a wee bit more checking before calling someone out. It's just not nice.

(You'll notice that I'm replying to every comment you put about his uploading the photo. If you've an issue with the photo and/or the uploader, leave them a comment, do not reply to everyone else. Be nice.)

So please, if it's possible, I would take back your report.
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DLeed Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am not against reporting any violation, but I think you're just looking for a pretext, the picture of the link you put is much smaller than this (2100x2046). You could even say that the other photo is taken of this. I do not know, I'm not saying whether he is violating any rule, only if you report, do it well.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Good advice, thanks i actually didnt check the image sizes but just saw that the text is the same

Seems this photo is on more than 10 sites, i did another small research 3 of them have the photo in the same size as here but i cant say from which one it is..seriously i wish i wouldnt care for cases like this one
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DutchOvenSupreme Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow look at that rifle.

looks like something the ghostbusters would use
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Ranger309 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Lugging around an AT4 and an assault pack. Yeesh.. Do not want. Hope 10th Mountain is kicking some ass. Got to work with these guys before and they're pretty good.
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theclausss Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
@Magetathelion: there is no oil in Afghanistan, dumbass! wtf?
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
What's he got strapped to his backpack? Looks like it weighs half a tonne
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Jeewdew Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
That my friend is a LAW. A one time use rocket launcher.
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:iconaleandryd:
Aleandryd Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
LAW is outdated. =P
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
They have their own personal rocket launchers? When would they use that!
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Apeviaslayer Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually it's an AT4, but it's basically the same thing.
Only bigger.
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killerms Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Kinda feel like playing Battlefield 3 now. o.o

I salute you and the rest of our warriors, come home soon. :salute:
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
You realize the uploader of the soldier picture is some guy from the netherlands who is also not the photographer?
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:iconkillerms:
killerms Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I realize that. I'm not talking to him, I'm talking to the soldier, hope you realize that. ;P
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OnceInAPinkSun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Not to start anything, but if you do a little searching, you can find this picture under US DoD's flickr account with the 'released' annotation. [link]

So please, leave the man be. Do a wee bit more checking before calling someone out. It's just not nice.

(You'll notice that I'm replying to every comment you put about his uploading the photo. If you've an issue with the photo and/or the uploader, leave them a comment, do not reply to everyone else. Be nice.)
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FurstDerFinste Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok you do realize that the person who is uploading these on to DA IS saying who took the original photo right? "U.S. Army Sgt. Sean P. Casey, 982nd Combat Camera" It says it RIGHT IN THE DESCRIPTION. Maybe if you actually READ the description then you will know this person is not taking ANY credit for taking the actual picture. So stop being a rude and actually READ the description.
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
[link] take a look to see from where the photo actually is
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Taking not any credit allows people now to upload photos made by others to Deviantart?

From the dA help and Faq

What are violations of the deviantART copyright policy?
Violations of the deviantART copyright policy occur when a member uses a creative work protected under copyright which someone else produced without first getting the proper permission from the owner.

The most common ways this can happen is by simply posting the work to a deviantART gallery, adapting or copying the original work or by manipulating or altering the original.
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GoldToaster Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
It doesn't matter if you give credit or not. If you didn't get permission to upload this photo you're breaking DeviantART's TOS and essentially breaking copyright law.
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SinBlade06 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you sir for your service. Even the smallest of jobs leads to a bigger cause.
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:iconreinhold-hoffmann:
Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
You realize the uploader of the soldier picture is some guy from the netherlands who is also not the photographer?
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:icononceinapinksun:
OnceInAPinkSun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Not to start anything, but if you do a little searching, you can find this picture under US DoD's flickr account with the 'released' annotation. [link]

So please, leave the man be. Do a wee bit more checking before calling someone out. It's just not nice.

(You'll notice that I'm replying to every comment you put about his uploading the photo. If you've an issue with the photo and/or the uploader, leave them a comment, do not reply to everyone else. Be nice.)
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agolosha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Hand over public money to military contractors, use home-grown meat shields to massacre foreign civilians for ... freedom? Brilliant.
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Look, this is an art website, not a place to discuss politics. I respect your right to an opinion, but please kindly do it somewhere else. If you can't appreciate what the photo documenting, then look at the quality of the photo to judge it, not the subject within it.
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agolosha Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Fine line between art and propaganda. You go ahead and appreciate the "pretty colours" or what ever it is you look for.
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
This isn't propaganda; this is a photo, posted to an art website. It's not got any secret political message behind it, it's just a photo of a soldier. That's like saying if someone posted a picture of a Twinkie, it would be secret propaganda by Twinkies Co. to get you to buy more.
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agolosha Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Equating a pastry with hundreds of thousands murdered, still being murdered, impoverishment of an entire region, systematic breakdown of not only civil liberties but general liberties at home, and using domestic citizens as pieces of meat ... "but oh, look how the sun is glinting in the background. So pretty." Brilliant.
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I'm not equating it, I'm just saying how ridulus it is to say this is propaganda. People wont look at this and think "I need to join the army" or "Wow aren't the army doing a great job". They look at it and think. "Huh, cool gear" or something else like that and in an hour they'll have most likely forgotten about it. It's not propaganda.
Also, it's not like these guys enjoy killing people. If some random guy started shooting at them, they probably would shoot back, and shoot to kill, on instinct, that's what they're trained to do. But they don't go around thinking "Lets fuck this place up and kill a load of civilians". At the moment America has no combat soliders in Afganistan, the soldiers that remain there are there to train and organize the national Afgan army, so that forieng forces can leave as soon as possible without leaving it open to extremist groups.
I'm also not an idiot. I'm not mesmorized but the sun glinting in the background, I understand for some people this has political implications, but since this is an ART website, this is not the forum for those ramification to be discussed. There are pleantly of other places on the internet for that to be discussed.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
You realize the uploader of the soldier picture is some guy from the netherlands who is also not the photographer?

and you talk about the art being dicussed...at like taking photos from other people and uploasd them to dA?
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OnceInAPinkSun Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Not to start anything, but if you do a little searching, you can find this picture under US DoD's flickr account with the 'released' annotation. [link]

So please, leave the man be. Do a wee bit more checking before calling someone out. It's just not nice.

(You'll notice that I'm replying to every comment you put about his uploading the photo. If you've an issue with the photo and/or the uploader, leave them a comment, do not reply to everyone else. Be nice.)
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Well as long as he got their permission I don't really care who uploaded them. The fact they're not his photos has nothing to to with what I said. Your not the person I originally replied to. From the comments I can see you've said this to a lot of people, why do you have personal vendetta against this guy? He has credited the photo as someone else's, he's not trying to hide the fact it's not his.
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Reinhold-Hoffmann Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Artist
Because i really dislike it when photos taken from websites make it to dA`s frontpage and the uploaders get away with it..in this case even for 2 years it seems.

Would it be okay if i would take a photo from a photographer like john peril or the model ophelia overdose but mention it in the description i didnt make the photo? Or upload a photo of michael jackson, and mention i copied it from jackson5.com ? Absolutly not..dA is a website for artists, be they photographers, models, drawing etc but not for people who copy photos from other websites.

He only credited the photographer also but not the website from which eh copied it which is military.com [link]



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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
He may have gotten their permission, did you ask that before you assumed they copied it? I agree you shouldn't take all the credit for something that isn't yours, but uploading something you find to be inspiring or just interesting, when you credit the original artist and have their permission, I have no problem with. It's basically what other websites like Tumbler are based off.
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Omilophile Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This.
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Magetathelion Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The oil wars!
If you could compare it to a real war... more like to massacrate civilians in order to protect oil deposit.
Pure C&C.
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Skylarkien Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This is an art website. Judge the photo on it's quality, not it's subject. I respect your right to an opinion, but please kindly express it somewhere else.
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dreadlol Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student
Javelin on the back and M16A4 with ACOG aim, foregrip and alot more...
damn you battlefield! xD
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GoldToaster Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Battlefield didn't teach you anything LOL
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