03 August 2008

New Milblogger Alert

Joe, is an infantry soldier who does convoy security missions from Kuwait into Iraq. His blog, Fobbits Need Ice Cream Too, is a good narrative about the trials and tribulations of being a young enlisted man in the Army. Often, milblogs degenerate into pre-packaged talking points about "Victory in Iraq" from the brass, and therefore become rather snooze-inducing. But Joe talks about the shitty AC breaking (not pleasant in Kuwait in August) and the Navy MAs coming to steal everyone's porn (sigh, first they came for the porn, then they came for the DVD bootlegs...). Good stuff! Another good milblog is War on Big Tobacco, other than that, it seems a lot of milblogs, actually in Iraq and Afghanistan, have fallen by the way side.