How can you not like a good airstrike video? As a former Marine, I can’t tell you the mental comfort you receive when you’re on a foot patrol in Afghanistan and you’ve got air support in the area. While I have never been up north in the vaunted Korengal Valley (my regiment kicked ass there before the surge brought the Marine Corps to Helmand; I joined the unit just after they got back), I have been to Helmand, which in places is equal parts nasty (just don’t listen to Maxim Magazine on that). The above moto airstrike video comes to you courtesy of the US Army Paratroopers from 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, as well as the A-10 Warthog who just completely levels an enemy stronghold somewhere deep within the Korengal. Awesome video – hit the link below for more!
Airstrike Video: A-10 Gun Run in Korengal Valley
For my former Marines/soldiers/sailors/airmen, does that not make you want to run your civilian ass back down to your recruiter and sign up again? I remember back in college in ’04 watching the Marines fight their way through Fallujah on the news, only to see the tons of actual combat footage from the Marines on YouTube a few years later – that pretty much sealed the deal for me. I wanted to become a Marine Corps officer, and it was one of the best decisions of my life.
We’ve got tons more Afghanistan combat videos and military videos coming your way oh so soon – in the meantime, since we’re on topic, have you seen the new Korengal movie trailer from the creator of Restrepo? You need to, because that is also a must see once it comes out.
Stay motivated, and standby for more intense combat footage!