Photos from “7 Incredible Tank Graveyards”

Truly mesmerizing photos of abandoned and rusting tanks. Thanks to EnvironmentalGraffiti.com, an online magazine, which published the article and photos “7 Incredible Tank Graveyards“.

Here’s a close-up of the tank, a leftover from US Navy training exercises that used the tank for target practice. After complaints from locals on Culebra, the Navy moved to the nearby island of Vieques, but the tank remained. Photo courtesy of EnvironmentalGraffiti.com.

From the seas to the desert, below is a photo taken in Kuwait.

This tank is still intact but is far from being in good shape. The commander’s MG, the main gun, the tracks and road wheels are still present, but neglect and the desert elements have taken their toll. Perhaps it was abandoned, or simply broke down. Photo courtesy of EnvironmentalGraffiti.com.

Check out the online article written by Simone Preuss which includes 34 photos of tanks in varying conditions of rust and decay.

WWII tank graveyard in overgrowth near an abandoned Russian military base. Photo courtesy of EnvironmentalGraffiti.com.

You can view all the photos, taken by a variety of different photographers, HERE.

Army Drawdown: 9 Things You Need to Know

A Soldier aims an XM25 weapon system at Aberdeen Test Center, Md. Five XM25s are being used now in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of Army.mil.

The Army Times offers insights into who will feel the biggest impact from the budget-driven drawdown scheduled to begin March 1 such as anyone who can’t pass the PT test, physical fitness test or “terminal” NCOs.

These are the nine areas Army Times staff writers Jim Tice and Lance M. Bacon say to watch:

  1. Enlisted Tenure Rules – soldiers must get promoted within a shorter period of time to be retained.
  2. Fewer Enlisted Promotions – a 6 percent reduction is expected.
  3. New Rules for NCOs – increases in service obligations.
  4. Promotions for Sergeant, Staff Sergeant – 40 percent of the military education points must be NCOES achievements.
  5. Early Outs for Enlisted – the details still to be resolved.
  6. Tougher Officer Promotions – percentages to return to pre-war levels.
  7. Passed Over Officers – selected continuation will be adjusted but remain.
  8. Getting Files in Order – update photos, review records, know when your board convenes.
  9. Kick Out the “Dirtbags” – soldiers with a patterns of misconduct will not be retained.

To get full details, you can read the Army Times article HERE.

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