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Fighters on parade at Nellis 07
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The Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge is a military badge of the United States armed forces which recognizes those service members, qualified as explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians, who are specially trained to deal with the construction, deployment, disarmament, and disposal of high explosive munitions and may include other types of ordnance such as nuclear, biological and chemical weapons along with improvised explosive devices (IED) and improvised nuclear devices (IND). Also known as the “EOD Badge” or "Crab", the decoration is issued by the United States Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The EOD Badge is the only occupational badge awarded to all four services under the United States Department of Defense.

The "crab", as it is commonly known, is the only joint service badge and can only be earned upon successful completion of the 38 week course at the Naval School of Explosive Ordnance Disposal located at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Prior to attending NAVSCOLEOD, service members attend Naval Diving and Salvage Training Center (NDSTC) in Panama City, FL for a 9 week EOD Diver Course. After NAVSCOLEOD, service members attend a 3-4 week course to earn "jump wings" at the Army's Ft. Benning, GA. Army service members will attend a course at Fort Lee, VA for 9-11 weeks before attending NAVSCOLEOD.

The Wreath Symbolic of the achievements and laurels gained minimizing accident potentials through the ingenuity and devotion to duty of its members. It is in memory of those EOD personnel who gave their lives while performing EOD duties.

The Bomb Copied from the design of the World War II Bomb Disposal Badge, the bomb represents the historic and major objective of the EOD attack, the unexploded bomb. The three fins represent the major areas of nuclear, conventional and chemical/biological interest.

Lightning Bolts Symbolize the potential destructive power of the bomb and the courage and professionalism of EOD personnel in their endeavors to reduce hazards as well as to render explosive ordnance harmless.

The Shield Represents the EOD mission - to protect personnel and property.
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Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier. And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.

For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.

It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag.
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:bulletred::bulletblack: FULL VIEW PLEASE :bulletred::bulletblack:
Cascading Milky Way



There are approximately 200 globular clusters which may contain up to 200 billion stars each. The Milky way contains 200 billion stars give or take. These numbers are essential to understanding what a galaxy is but when contemplating this with the human mind, it protests that it cannot be so. Yet the examination of the evidence brings you to the conclusion that it is and if you take that conclusion out on a clear dark night and look up to the night sky you will see something that might change your life. Take a modest telescope and let your eyes adjust to the dark and get the focus just right, you will see that mist for what it really is. More stars. Like dust. Fading into what tastes like infinity. But you've got to have the knowledge, seeing is only half of it. Hopeless gravity. The despair of distance. But I feel safe because I know my world is protected by the very distance others fear. Its like the universe screams in your face "Do you know what I am? Do you know how grand I am? How old I am? Can you even comprehended what I am? What are you ...compared to me?". And when you know enough science you can just smile up at the universe and say "Dude, I am you".


About The Shot
I honestly didn't do a whole lot of editing in photoshop. I cropped, cut, and re-sized it. I also enhanced the contrast and brightness because the initial image (and milky way) was so dark but the rest of it is hardly touched. It is -amazing- how beautiful the stars can be when you are out in the middle of no where. Look up and be humbled by the world we live in and be happy to be privileged the gift of life <3


:bulletred: Sorry for the ugly watermark. Must be there. :bulletred:





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"Cascading Milky Way"© 2011 Amber "Kovo" M.


DO NOT take/redistribute/copy/alter this idea/image and drawing in any manner what so ever. This idea/layout is respectfully mine. I’d appreciate it if you not use this idea (layout or art) without my prior written consent and permission.
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Photographer/Editor: KD-Photo [link] [link]
Model/MUA/Stylist: Me [link] [link] [link]
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15th Fun Run, Chur, Switzerland, April 2010

69 charger r/t with 440ci and big MTs :)
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LAMBO'S VONGOLA BOX AND RINGS TAMONE~ XD

sorry for the caps, i was typing that with lambo saying that in my head XD Gyuudon's Ring is so....(cannot describe)

KHR © Amano Akira
Picture Taken by SYYuuki17
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A 1953 NW "SchiStra" (rail/road) Bus, at the Bochum-Dahlhausen Railroad Museum.

Over 50 of these were built back in the 1950s, but only 15 of those saw action on the rails, the rest was used as regular street buses. The idea behind concept was simply to make a vehicle that could be used on the roads, as well as the rails. For this purpose, the bus would stop on a tarmac-lined section of trackage, using hydraulics to lift itself, thus allowing the bogies at either end to be attached. This procedure took about ten minutes, with passengers remaining on board.

In addition to the hydraulic lifting mechanism, the bus also had two sets of brakes, regular ones for road use, and an air brake system that acted on the train wheels. Other extras included emergency brake handles in the passenger compartment, a dead man's switch in the cab, as well as the light setup required for trains, with the extra light visible near the destination indicator. Power was transmitted via the rear wheels, while the front ones didn't touch the rails.

While popular on a few routes, the concept didn't really work out, with rail service ending in 1967. The specimen you see here is the only surviving example, complete with bogies and preserved in working order.

Text by :iconshenanigan87: , because I was lazy.
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Playing Now; Steve Stevens - Day of the Eagle



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