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October 2012 Sideways: Military Edition

Posted in Features on October 1, 2012
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Hey, they’re still over there. Despite the media attention focused on how large the 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 Afghanistan 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 with “Sideways – Military Edition” in the subject line. And thanks from Jp!

Poo Pond
I am currently in Afghanistan and we have a lovely Poo Pond . Someone put some old toilets in front of it and inspiration hit me. When I get home I plan on picking up my old ’82 CJ-5 from the shop. It is going to have a TBI 350 and AX15 five-speed, no lift, 31s, and one-piece axles. But my favorite addition is the side pipes. I can’t wait to send in photos of it. The paint will come for my 21st birthday…from me. I have the digital subscription, since print magazines don’t do well in the mail here.
Paul Guillotte
Via email

Airborne Uh Oh
I’m from the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division and have been an avid reader for the past two years. Your writeup “Six Appeal” taught me a lot about how to beef up my inline 4.0L, and when these shenanigans happened with my ’01 Wrangler, I couldn’t think of anyone better to tell! I rolled her on her roof and smashed the hard top to hell. I pushed the oil from the pistons and refilled the tranny and drove her off the trail.
Vincent Larsen
Ft. Bragg, NC

Tank Trap
This picture is of my buddy’s brand new ’12 JK with 37 miles on it during our lunch breaks on the tank trails of Fort Benning, Georgia. My YJ couldn’t do the trick, so my other buddy tried with his ’07 JK and got high-centered in my ruts. Finally a buddy of mine was driving by to do some fishing during his lunch break, stopped, and gave us a lending hand with his Rubicon and winch. Good times, great magazine, and thanks for your support.
SPC Mac Bailey
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