reality outran apprehension

Two images from Army Knowledge Online’s rotating bank of front page splash photos made me smile today.

This picture, of soldiers in the Combat Diver Qualification Course, is what I thought the Army was going to be like:

And this picture, which shows an American general explaining to a Jordanian general how to access online training on an iPad, is what much of my time in the Army — especially the Reserve — was actually like:


(You may also recall this recent Onion video, “Ultra-Realistic Modern Warfare Game Features Awaiting Orders, Repairing Trucks.”)

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