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.

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An Afghan man is detained by U.S. Marines from the First Battalion, Eighth Marines Bravo Company at their base in Talibjan after a battle against Taliban insurgents in Musa Qala district in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province November 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly )

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A great set as usual.


Afghan policemen simulate weapons orientation during a training session with US soldiers from 2nd PLT Diablos 552nd Military Police Company, on the outskirts of Kandahar City, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

LOL I guess giving them real guns is still too dangerous.  Training them must be very frustrating.

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U.S. Navy Corpsman HN Ikaika McCallum of Kaneohe, Hawaii nurses a bullet wound to his face aboard a Medevac helicopter September 19, 2010 near Marja, Afghanistan. The bullet tore across McCallum’s lip and exited through his cheek without doing any major damage. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Lucky guy. No major damage obviously, but I bet that hurt like a Bee0tch.

Some especially neat pictures this month.

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…or else somebody is getting shot.


U.S. Marines carry a comrade wounded by an improvised explosive device (IED) to a waiting medevac helicopter, near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province on August 21, 2010. (REUTERS/Bob Strong)

41 more incredible photos over at Big Picture – HERE