It’s the weekend and time, once again, for our version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacy McCain described as putting pictures of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Jennifer Nicole Lee in her summer clothes, but women, in full military gear, serving their countries in the armed forces. The terribly sexist authors on this site celebrate strong women, women who can take care of themselves and take care of others, women who have been willing to put their lives on the line in some not-so-friendly places, women who truly do have the “We can do it!” attitude. Today: Training for their jobs.
(Nov., 27, 2008) -Intelligence Specialist First Class Jessica Norton, with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit One Company 1/3 (EOD MU1 CO 1/3), zeroes in on her M-4 rifle on the range in Contingency Operating Base (COB) Speicher, Iraq on Nov., 27, 2008. EOD MU1 CO 1/3 is deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2008, out of COB Speicher. (U.S. Navy photo taken by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joan E. Kretschmer/RELEASED)
Soldiers have to be able to carry a wounded comrade from the battlefield, and they do train for this; the women have to be able to carry male soldiers as well as other women.
Your Editor’s younger daughter demonstrated this carry with some of her friends at college last year. I saw a photo of her carrying another woman obviously heavier than herself, proving that she is Army Strong.
The purpose of training is to unlearn bad reactions as well as instill good ones; this Marine needs to learn to keep her eyes open when delivering a blow.
PACIFIC OCEAN (Nov. 11, 2009) Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Lashaunda Foster demonstrates force protection techniques after getting sprayed with Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray) during a security reactionary force, non-lethal weapons class aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge is underway for a scheduled fall deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Daniel Viramontes/Released)
Military Police training