Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Classic Moments in Soldiering: TA-50 Bomb

TA-50 is the catchall term for Army-issued gear. It has a habit of 'sploding all over one's living quarters if not stored carefully:

Since I came back from Georgia, my room's slowly been getting disorganized as I sort and pack things for the Iraq. Then today I needed some gear for the rifle range, and had to dig through all my packed crates to find it in a hurry. And now my room's a disaster that I don't even want to look at or think about. Just thought I'd share.


Elephantschild said...

But the tile floor looks nice and white!

Uvulapie said...

Since all that stuff is camouflaged how do you manage to find it?

Shane said...

Elephantschild is right. The tile floor looks too clean to be considered anything out of the ordinary for a soldier's room.

Besides, there are several tiles with nothing on them - take another picture when it becomes impossible to trace out an unbroken square on your floor.

Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake said...

Uvalpie: You kid, but it's seriously frustrating when you're frantically searching for one particular piece of gear, a canteen pouch or first aid kit or somesuch, and you're digging through an entire crate of gear that's all the same pattern. A pattern specifically designed to break up outlines.