In the Top 10 4

I am very happy to say how proud and honored I am to have announced as one of Matt Burden’s Top 10 blogs he reads. In case you don’t know who Matt is, he is the founder of the largest milblog on the web,

Matt is a regular guest on Fox News, in fact just this last week he was on the Glenn Beck show. Matt is also on the Board of Trustees at Soldier’s Angels, and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Warrior Legacy Foundation. Last but not least, Matt is the author of The Blog of War: Front-Line Dispatches from Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I consider Matt a good friend and even though we are friends I am still blown away by having this site named one of his top 10 blogs that he reads. He knows a lot of people in the blog world and his site, averages a very impressive daily readership in the tens of thousands.

In addition to the blogs listed in the link below Matt also had a few honorable mentions which did not get listed in the article. His honorable mentions are also all really good milblogs, most of which I have been a regular reader of:

Sorority Soldier is a female soldier in Iraq.  Her job as broadcast journalist allows to observe quite a bit of interesting situations in country.

Doc H’s International Adventure is written by a Navy doctor in Afghanistan who blogs about the trials and tribulations of training Afghans medical personnel.

Army of Dude was nominated two years in a row for Best Military Blog.  Alex Horton, it’s founder, did a tour in Iraq and is now back home writing about his memories of Iraq and commenting on current military actions.  I am a fan of his Military Movie Review Haiku.

Afghanistan My Last Tour is written by a senior Air Force sergeant embedded in an Afghan unit.  He writes of his life in Afghanistan teaching, training and mentoring.


To see Matt’s entire Top 10 list, check out

WTF were they thinking? 1

You have to head over to blackfive at and read this blog post. I heard about the helicopters, but to also be shipping an uparmored HUMVEE without escort is downright criminal also. This is just as big a screw up as when the Air Force shipped nukes across the USA by accident. There is someone in the logitics side of house that needs to be investigated and hung by thier nads for this.

Once when I was in A-stan we shipped a Russian-made D30 howitzer from my FOB in Sharana to FOB Bermel on the back of a jingle truck, but we had 30 ANA in a couple of trucks and six Americans in two HUMVEE gun trucks guarding it the entire way.

Is is stuff like this that makes me shake my head and wonder how someone could have thier head so far up thier fourth point of contact. Not just one person either, but all the ones who knew this would be happening.

Bouhammer Out…