Rule 5 Blogging: On Active Duty

It’s the weekend and time, once again, for THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL’S version of Rule 5 Blogging. 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 Mila Kunis 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.

Senior Airman Vanessa Velez, a convoy driver with the Bagram Provincial Reconstruction Team, poses for a photo in front of the humvee she will be driving just before her next mission outside the wire here Feb. 10. Velez, who is a vehicle maintenance controller with the 6th Logistics Readiness Squadron at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., has driven at least 120 convoys during her 365-day deployment in Afghanistan.

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Actor Chuck Norris visits deployed Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia in 2007.

Actor Chuck Norris visits deployed Airmen from the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia in 2007.

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At sea aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), GM1 Edward Butcher gives 9mm handgun training to IS2 Marion Hall in the multi-purpose amphibious assualt ship's upper vehicle storage. Kearsarge is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  (U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Angel Roman-Otero) (Released)

At sea aboard USS Kearsarge (LHD-3), GM1 Edward Butcher gives 9mm handgun training to IS2 Marion Hall in the multi-purpose amphibious assualt ship’s upper vehicle storage. Kearsarge is deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Navy photo by PH3 Angel Roman-Otero) (Released)

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