Rule 5 Blogging: only eight days late!

Your Editor has been ill recently, and hasn’t kept up with THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging, for which he should be severely criticized! Robert Stacey Stacy McCain described Rule 5 as posting photos of pretty women somewhat déshabillé, but, on this site, our Rule 5 Blogging doesn’t put up pictures of Kate Bosworth 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. Click any photo to enlarge.

Sgt. Jennifer L. Ramsey, explosive ordnance disposal technician with Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 looks on as Royal Australian Air Force Sgt. Adam Griffiths, senior non-commissioned officer for operations at the Delamere Range Facility inspects the results of a cutting line-charge detonation on a practice bomb at the DRF Sept. 28. The practice bomb is being cut in half to be mounted and used as a training aid.

ALI BASE, Iraq — Staff Sgts. Jose Barraza (left) and Michele Calton work on a diesel generator that powers up aircraft on the flightline here. They are assigned to the 777th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s aerospace ground equipment flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jamie Shultz)




Northern Arabian Gulf (May 23, 2006) – Information Systems Technician Second Class Melissa Watson left, and Cryptologic Technician Collections Courtney Grishaber right, take their gear off and get it ready to be stowed away aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Port Royal (CG 73), where they are part of the Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) team. Port Royal is assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group Three which is currently deployed in support of the global war on terrorism and maritime security operations. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Third Class Nathaniel Karl

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