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Oshie’s Day With The Marines!

Here is the follow up video to the last blog post about Oshie’s trip to work with Nancy. Oshie loves hanging out with the Marines and they love having him. His visit might not be completely within the rules (ha-ha) but it is definitely good for morale. I know I would have loved to have a dog hang out at my shop back when I was in.

I remember living in the barracks you couldn’t keep pets of any kind and you could go long periods of time without interacting with a  4 legged friend. For animal lovers and Marines that grew up with pets that can really suck. You also don’t realize how long it has been since you last played with a dog until you finally get to again.

It is pretty cool that Nancy brings Oshie to work every so often. I know he loves it and I know the Marines appreciate it too, especially when Oshie helps them take out the trash ha-ha.

Enjoy!

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Oshie on MSN – Dog Celebrity

The video I took of Oshie greeting Nancy when she returned from Norway is on MSN.com (I guess it has been there for a little while but we forgot to mention it)

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/video/animals/excited-golden-retriever-welcomes-us-marine-owner-home/vi-AAklTQh

The video on our YouTube channel has 700,000 views. I think it is safe to say that Oshie has gone semi-viral. He better not let this go to his head and start acting like some pompous celebrity. Besides, Nancy and I already treat him like royalty. How much more can he really expect?

Throwback Thursday

Just a few photos from when I was younger, in better shape and in the Marine Corps. The photos here were all taken with a sony point and shoot camera in Iraq in 2008. 

Me waiting for a bus in Iraq. Al Taqaddum Airbase.
Camel Spider our Captain managed to kill but leave intact. I do not miss them.
View of Habbaniyah Lake from Al Taqaddum Airbase. Wouldn’t go in that water even if we were allowed to.
Landscape shot from Al Asad Airbase.
Sunset in Iraq. Al Asad Airbase.

I was in Iraq from April to November 2008. I was stationed on Al Taqaddum Airbase and also spent three weeks at Al Asad Airbase for some training. 

It was hot, sand got everywhere and often pretty miserable. Sand storms and camel spiders were a nuisace and days were long and boring. My experience pales in comparison to the true heros, my fellow Marines who were out drivinfg around the country in harms way. I have so much respect for those guys. 

As much as I hated being there at times I am glad I got to go. It is an experience I wouldn’t trade for anything.

Semper Fidelis!

Day 22: The Bell Cobra

They were flying all over the place on Friday. I don’t see them as often as I do the other Helos so it was nice to get the chance to photograph them. The lighting wasn’t the best thanks to the cloud coverage but the pilots were flying nice and low which made up for the poor conditions.

I was able to get plenty of shots it I still need to cull them and process the keepers. Eventually I will post the keepers. Thanks for stopping by.

Canon 7d Mkii and Tamron 70-300.

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Day 1 Post #2 Marine Corps!

I have been meaning to share these photos on the blog for a little while now. I was fortunate enough to see the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and Drum and Bugle Corps perform last month here in NC. Here are a  few shots I took that came out pretty sweet if you ask me.

 

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