What the world needs is another blog.

Well, not really.

Years ago, an old man named Tom liked to sit on his front porch, smoking his pipe, and watching the world go by.  A man of few words, Old Uncle Tom nevertheless welcomed the company of his great nephew, an elementary school student, and listened to the boy talk about whatever he saw or thought about.  Uncle Tom is gone now, but those times on the Porch are a mind’s eye model of the aim of this venture.

And now, the Porch is a computer screen, and day by day the world still passes by.

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  1. forgot to mention the link http://www.bagram.afcent.af.mil/photos/mediagallery.asp?galleryID=8007

    Selected : Aircraft : F-15E Strike Eagle


    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Three crew chiefs work to fix a mechanical problem on an F-15E Strike Eagle, Sept. 22, here. The crew knew the aircraft needed maintenance from a report provided by an F-15E controller with the 4th Maintenance Operations Center. (U.S. Army photo/U.S. Army Pfc. Cody A. Thompson)

  2. All the pix I use are in the public domain. I think it would be nice if you contact them, so they would know that we out here like what they do. They offer their stuff in several forms, including pdf, which you might find easier to use. Just click on the “Contact Us” button near the top of their page.

  3. Likewise, agree that you’ve selected some very nice photos. Any more detailed suggestions on how to contact the owners of the photos? I cannot track any of the Helmand photos back to the DoD web site. Thanks.

  4. 1) For a certain unit or place, start here: Department of Defense Websites


    2) If you know what you want, try: Defense Imagery Management Operations Center


    3) If you want to go where the pros go, or so I believe, jump in and roam around: Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System


    Shortcut: If you just want to find any photos from Helmand, go to Goggle.com, and type in

    Helmand, photos

    and look through the list the list that comes back. But if you only want recent Helmand pix, go the #3 option above, and type in

    Helmand, photos

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