A Need to Know Basis

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The list of things I do not need to know is long and varied. But in particular I do not need to know certain things while deployed to areas of the world with a vested interest in my violent death. I appreciate that you are worried about me. However, letting me know that you have […]

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Blaming Arnold, a boot camp story…

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Eyes glued to the back of the recruit’s skull ahead of me, I continued to focus through my peripheral vision. I didn’t want drill instructors beheading me for looking around in an undisciplined manner before my turn to attack the obstacle course. Smiling Marine officers ambled up to our platoon taking pictures. What in the […]

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Milblog Conference 2009

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No mission is ever successful without support. Castra Praetoria has enjoyed some success since I started posting last month. The response has been positive and the analytics page on Site Meter seems to have exploded. I am told this is a good thing. Mostly, I attribute this to all the help I get from my […]

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