When my wife and I were planning our honeymoon in 2013, we floated quite a few different travel ideas, from hiking in the Grand Canyon to finally getting around to that tour of Hawaii to visiting all the places “Lost” was filmed. Nothing truly gripped us until she suggested Walt Disney World, and I couldn’t come up with a reason not to go.
During the grinding War on Terror, the Department of Defense has relied on contracted services from the civilian side to help take care of such mundane tasks as cooking and laundry services and fighting the actual war. Contracted civilians free up our troops up for more important things, like sitting on 24-hour desk duties watching pirated movies on borrowed hard drives.
It’s nearly Christmas when it hits you: You never did get the operator in your family that perfect necklace of ISIS ears to go with the gold plated Iraqi AK-47 they liberated from one of Saddam’s palaces in 2005. What do you buy the Army Ranger who has everything? Is there something in particular the MP in your life would really love? What does the infantryman want under the Infan-Tree?