Right on… I like this idea:
Boosting morale and helping fight PTSD! These guys sacrifice so much for the country, at the very least they should be comfortable when they aren’t being shot at.
There is a very reasonable and well thought out indiegogo campaign running right now to raise money for this. Hit the link to go check it out and help out if you can!
This really seems like something the government should already be doing… it’s too bad they aren’t. I’m sure there are millions of dollars squandered on useless crap to boost morale and fight PTSD which doesn’t work half as good as these video games will.
Hat tip: Steven
Check out the full photo sets over at The Atlantic and a similar one at The Big Picture.
Most of the time when I see pictures of Afghanistan I think “Wow that really looks like it sucks there”. I see it’s winter there now though, and it appears to suck even more than usual.
A US soldier observes a bombing strike from a US fighter jet during a firefight at Outpost Bari Alai in Kunar on Sept. 15.
53 more photos over at the Big Picture – HERE
I can’t get enough of these pics every month.
In Memory Of Those Who Served Our Great Country.
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Telecommunications professor Steven Grant stands in the middle of a 64-speaker surround-sound audio battlefield in Rolla, Mo., Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. In an effort to help prepare troops for combat’s auditory assault, researchers are turning a nearby warehouse into a surround-sound audio battlefield that they hope military trainers could soon use.
Full story – HERE
Seems like a great idea. On a side note, if I was starting a death metal band i’d call it “Audio Battlefield”.
Spc. Charles Moore, left, of Angleton, Texas, along with Spc Andrew Vanderhaeghen of Rochester, Minnesota, of 2nd Platoon Bravo Company 2-327 return fire upon a sudden attack by Taliban on Combat Outpost Badel in eastern Afghanistan near the Pakistan border on Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
And to think that I slept in on Christmas, then stuffed my face full of food. Soldiers don’t get paid enough.
Full photoset – HERE