30 Aug '16, 7pm

The Bush: By: Keith Nightingale The Bush is ugly and beautiful at the same time. The Bush is forever.

The Bush: By: Keith Nightingale The Bush is ugly and beautiful at the same time. The Bush is forever.

If you were a Grunt or an artillery forward observer or just unlucky, you humped the Bush. The “Bush,” had many forms, variations and aspects. The Bush stays with you always. A sight, smell, sound or sense can bring the personal images from the internal vault file to be reviewed, remembered and re-posted but never forgotten. The Bush is always wet-always hot, always painful, always too much. Rope crossings. Poncho crossings. Always crossings. Sometimes the water is a welcome cool. Sometimes an obstacle to safety. It is always a challenge. Charlie puts mines in the water and on the bank. The bank is greasy and you can grab the wrong thing. The Bush is boats to be checked or passed or engaged. It's families, dogs, fish and bad guys. Hard to figure out. Sometimes too hard and too late. The Bush is leeches-big, little and everywhere. Small at first. Big, wet and bloody later. ...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/the-bush

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Held Up In the Shipyard, Carrier Bush Is Under ...

defensenews.com 28 Aug '16, 5pm

WASHINGTON – The USS George H. W. Bush, newest of the fleet’s operational carriers, is under the gun. The ship emerged fro...