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The DOD spends $20 billion a year just to air condition tents and temporary buildings in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s more than NASA’s entire $19B annual budget.

Steve Anderson, a retired Brigadier General says spraying the tents with polyurethane foam is an easy fix but is not official DOD policy.

You can listen to the whole interview – HERE

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Members of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., sit in the belly of a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad as they begin their journey home on Nov. 30, 2010 after a year in Iraq. (AP / Maya Alleruzzo)

Full photoset – HERE

Nice to see smiling faces in those pictures for a change! They definitely earned the trip home.

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Sick of being asked how his time in Iraq was, a Michigan resident and war veteran got this licence plate:

Another good one:

I can imagine it would get old really fast when people want to hear stories about your time served overseas. It’s one thing if you want to talk about it, but I’m sure a lot of veterans would rather forget a lot of what happened.

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Lt. Col. Richard D. Heyward, left, and Sgt. Nick Wysong, right, keep watch as the Army’s 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, the last formal U.S. military combat detachment to leave Iraq, crosses the southern desert lands of Iraq on August 17, 2010. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Full photoset – HERE

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A belt of bullets lays across photos of women adorning the armor of a Stryker vehicle on June 11, 2010 north of Jalaulah, Diyala Province, Iraq. (Warrick Page/Getty Images)

Some powerful pictures in the set as usual.

Full photoset – HERE

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