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There are a lot of things to remember when you’re deployed. Always carry your weapon. Don’t smoke near flammable materials. Don’t plug your USB devices into government computers. Lock your vehicles. Don’t steal from the PX? (Really?!) Luckily, the troops at Bagram Airfield have a not-very-friendly, though highly motivational, neighborhood superhero to remind them when they slip up. In his latest act, he reminded a certain Taylor Swift fan to keep his ears open when running. The rest can be found here, if you’re in the mood for a safety briefing. And aren’t you always?

An Internet rumor that American troops in Afghanistan no longer get breakfast has prompted a response from the Pentagon via Twitter. A chain email says the last-minute deal Congress passed to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” also denies breakfast to troops in Afghanistan. The email garnered enough attention that rumor-debunking site Snopes.com picked up on it and rated the email “partly true” since some bases stopped serving hot breakfasts as they get ready for the drawdown. From Snopes: It isn’t true that, due to fiscal cliff-related budget cuts, breakfast has been completely eliminated for all U.S. troops stationed outside the…

This video, which went viral last week after its posting on YouTube, is the head cam work of Pfc. Ted Daniels of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, Colo., the Denver Post confirmed with the brigade’s PAO. The exchange took place in Afghanistan’s Kunar province on April 25. According to the video’s description, Daniels took four gunshots, but none penetrated his body armor and he was able to return to duty after treatment. The footage is part of an ongoing documentation effort of the war in Afghanistan. For more videos, check out http://funker530.prochan.com/ …

NATO uploaded footage of today’s firefight outside the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. It was the second major attack this week. On Sunday, insurgents set off a truck bomb that injured nearly 80 U.S. troops in eastern Afghanistan. See video of today’s attack below:

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