Spc. Matthew Tattersall of the 82nd Airborne celebrates his final jump before leaving the Army with his pet beta fish, Willy Did MakeIt. Matthew was giving 12 days extra duty and had to write an essay on safety.
For the anniversary of the D-Day invasion, these Pathfinders of F Company, Task Force Eagle Assault at Forward Operating Base Wolverine, Afghanistan paid special tribute to those original World War II Pathfinders of the 101st Airborne Division by giving each other Mohawk haircuts and painting their faces much like their forerunners had for a combat patching ceremony.
Evening Quickie #soldierporn: The universal culture of the horse.
U.S. Army First Lieutenant Jeremy A. Woodard, an engineer officer with 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), sits astride an Afghan horse during a spur ceremony at Camp Clark, Afghanistan.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 11 OCT 2013.)