New Book by Blake Powers

For those of you who don’t know, Blake Powers (aka Laughing Wolf of BlackFive fame) has a new collection of his photos out. They are taken from his time in Iraq with our boys in Team Easy. Here’s my promo for the book:
“Blake has generated an outstanding work that re-frames the still quiet moments of war. One could easily use this book in reintegrating one’s self, family, and life. The parallels drawn between the landscape of war and the landscape of our southern United States (which still bears the scars of past war) are particularly apt. I’m pleased to see this work become available to our community.” – Damon Bryan Shackelford, creator of Delta Bravo Sierra military cartoons.
You can purchase the book at OR, better yet for his royalties and for supporint CwtT you should purchase it here And just so you know… he didn’t pay me a dime to put this post up. He’s too cheap for that. So you know my endorsement has to be true. Right? Heh. ~DBS

Where Have All the Milblogs Gone?

Not to be confused with a similar sounding Van Halen song – I would say that is a very good question. One which David Marron at ThunderRun just brought up. It’s a question I’ve been pondering on myself. Because I still have family serving I already know the unofficial answer. Sometimes, when it comes to the invisible lines of power in Big Army the unofficial answer is the correct answer. Here’s what David had to say today:
Do you wonder where all the blogs went that were being written by the soldiers on the frontlines? I do, I’ve been tracking these blogs for close to a decade now and for information on what is happening on the front lines you are pretty much now resigned to the major media outlets or the Department of Defense official reports, and the few blogs that are out there are primarily being written by civilians or contractors. […], a site founded by JP Borda after his return from Afghanistan in 2004 catalogs Milblogs of every persuasion. He currently list over 3000 MilBlogs but a scant handful of them are being published from the frontlines, and on the list of recently updated blogs, none are being updated by soldiers on active duty, let alone deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Read the rest HERE
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