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May 2012 Sideways

Posted in Features on May 1, 2012 Comment (0)
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Hey, they’re still over there. Despite the media attention focused on how large Kardashian asses are getting, what judge was voted off the Talentless America Island show, or how you can save pennies a day switching from Verizon to Sprint, we haven’t forgotten about our brave men and women in uniform. Some are heading back to combat for the second, third, or even fourth time, willing to put themselves in harm’s way to keep our country safe. Send ’em a letter, mail ’em some goodies, or just think positive thoughts. And if you’re a member of the U.S. military with a cool or interesting photo to share, email it to christian.hazel@jpmagazine.com with “Sideways – Military Edition” in the subject line. And thanks from Jp magazine!

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Attached is a photo of me on Ghar mountain. (Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan was the scene of an intense battle between U.S. forces and Taliban fighters in March, 2002. – Ed.) I’m a Navy guy, temporarily stationed in Afghanistan for 12 months as part of the surge. My home duty station is Newport, Rhode Island, and my hometown is Belington, West Virginia.
Eric R. Wilmoth
YN1(SW), USN, OR-6
CJIOC-A SSO
Asst. Command Career Counselor
Command Financial Specialist

Sub-Service
Here are a few shots of how I like to spend my lunch breaks at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. There are plenty of good wheeling spots in the training areas right on post, and plenty of guys ready to lend a tow strap if you get stuck … like I did this day. You guys have the best magazine out there and I promptly read it cover-to-cover as soon as I get it in the mail. Actually, I got hooked on Jeeps because of all the Jp magazines laying around in stacks at work, so I guess I owe you guys a thank you. My Rubicon is a ’10 model and pretty much stock, but it’s still an (almost) unstoppable beast. Thanks again and keep up the good work.
SSG Eric Bol

Loaded
Hey Jp magazine! I was just re-reading your awesome Aug. ’11 issue and saw the military section of Sideways—and here we are. You guys put up the best (yup, the best) magazine on the market. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing your experience; it makes my life a lot easier!

This is my office. I am in a tower on a base in Iraq. This is where I spend 8-to-12 hours a day. Jp is the magazine I always have with me!
PV2 Jordan B. Miller
Cedar City, UT (Currently Iraq)

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