Tag Archives: 9/11 Generation

Aggie Band


Ah, the smell of drycleaning in the morning. We’re going to miss seeing the Aggie Band this year, as they will not be marching up Congress Avenue to the Capitol since Thursday’s game is in College Station. Pity, we rather enjoy seeing the latest members of the 9/11 generation. Senior boots and all.

The 9/11 generation keeps it up

Good news from the recruiters: "All military services met or exceeded their monthly recruiting goals in April, with the Marine Corps signing 142 percent of the number it was looking for, the Pentagon said."

Ladies Night Over Afghanistan


This is an old favorite of mine. It’s a four-plus years old photo, from the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom, and these gals may no longer be flying KC-135 Stratotankers for refueling fighter-bombers over there. But you can bet that they’re flying aerial gas stations somewhere. It’s a nice illustration of both the all-volunteer military and the 9/11 generation. They are not what you think.

The 9/11 Generation

They are the best memorial of that terrible time six years ago today: They continue to join the military, particularly the Army and Marines, despite the rigors of repeated deployments and the probability of combat. Thus the two services met or exceeded their recruitment goals again last month.