Rule 5 Blogging: In Iraq

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. Robert Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as putting pictures of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Kate Winslet 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: our soldiers and Marines who served in Iraq.

It can get cold in the desert! (Click to enlarge)

Marine Corps boogie!

Combat boots, helmet and weapon; that counts as full military gear! :)

No gym? No PT equipment? The innovative Marine uses a Jersey barrier as a pommel horse. Click to enlarge.

08 Apr 2005, Baghdad, Iraq — American soldier Jennifer Lipzer, 20, prepares for her duties inside her trailer that she shares with another female soldier. PFC Lipzer, from Miami, Fl, is a medic carrying out personal security for an Army colonel, often requiring her to travel out of the Green Zone and onto Baghdad streets. The US Army is placing women in support units at the front line for the first time because of a shortage of male soldiers in Iraq. — Image by © Stephanie Sinclair/Corbis