Original article posted by Cornelius:

You know on the comercials for the National Guard where they say “One weekend a month and two weeks a year”? Well, that’s where I was. Man, was it fun. I enjoyed such activities as going off roading with a 7-ton tracked vehicle, firing a .50 cal machine gun, firing an automatic grenade launcher (130 grenades a minute), and watching the best fireworks show in the West. Burn on that Summer Games show. The only two things that they do better than us is suck and die. Seriously, ther’s nothing more cool than dozens of illumination rounds hanging in the sky and even more white phosphorus exploding all over. And for all of you off roaders, you don’t know what the real thing is until you’ve caught air in a FAASV. (That’s our ammo carrier with tracks.)

The only down side to this is when we weren’t out blowing stuff up, the rest of the people were drinking, swearing, smoking, and watching porn. Fortunately, my crew is all clean and we only spent two days in the barracks.

All in all, it was great fun. I’m sorry that I don’t have much more to say than that, but I’m running out of time. I may post an expanded version of what went down in Dougway this summer depending on how much people want to know. (This means how many questions you ask.)

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