Picture blog

Hey all!

For this blog post assignment I was away on duty at Fort Indiantown Gap (FIG) in Pennsylvania so I decided to capture pictures in the process to share with you. Under the circumstances, I was not allowed to take as many photos as I would like for two reasons, either I was not allowed to take the photo or the photos worth taking did not have words on them.

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This is a picture of a propane tank used to fuel up a 50 cal weapon.On this tank I  found a couple relevant words. Support: (Sub=under, port= to carry) meaning to hold up bearing or carrying all of the weight.

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This picture is another component to functioning of the 50 cal. It is a little unclear to see but the word cartridge is printed in yellow. Cartridge (Tri= three).

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This restriction sign was an area in the training site that did not permit training in that area because of scientific research purposes. the words “Scientific, Restricted” stood out. Sci-, to know ent-, pertaining to, fic-, to do or make.

Re-, back Strict-, to pull or draw.


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This weapon is the actual 50 cal it is being held by a three iron pipes at the bottom, it is quite heavy approximate weighing 150 pounds with all its counter parts. I found the words “Property” and “Fort” written on the visible yellow label. (Property= pro-for, Fort= fort-strong).

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This is a picture of the box that held the 50 cal weapon and all its counter parts together. The word “property” and “fort”. (Pro=forward, for Fort=strong).

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Here you will find a tag that labeled the wires to the 50 cal. The word “trigger” can be located written in black. (tri= three).

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This is a mask issued for all soldiers to wear during the paint ball force on force event. The word “Tippmann” is written in white the base “man= hand, make” putting this together I believe the word “Tippmann” is the name of the manufacture who hand made this product.

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This picture was taken inside of a black hawk. This particular bird was a 15 seat passenger, this seat is located in rear on the left side next to the window. The word “Equipment” is located in the visible sentence written in orange. (Equi= the latin base meaning equal)

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This picture shows the left side of the bird. The words “United States Army” are written on the side. Despite being a great picture that was taken at a hasty speed the “Uni” in United means one as in, we are united together as one.

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On the right side of the hawk the words “Access Cover Magnetometer” are written in black. I was told that this is the tool that the plan uses to measure its strength, distance and direction. (Access= Ac-, toward , Cess-to go, to move) (Magnetometer= Magn-, great, Meter-, measure)

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Hydration is a always a concerning factor in our training environment. To lower the risk of dehydration we carry 5 gallon water jugs to each and every training sites. The “property” is located on the container.

(pro-, for)

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And of course lets not forget about the luxurious gourmet meals in a bag. This is a called a Meal Ready Eat (MRE). Each meal contains about 4000 calories, packed with carbs and energy for sustenance through out the day. On a normal training day, without hot meals, one soldier eats approximately three MRE’s each day.The word that become relevant is “individual”. (Individual= in-,not di-,two vid-,see) Individual meaning not of two but single.

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This is a poster I found outside of our campus on the south-side entrance. The word university is consisted of “uni-, one, vers-,to turn or change”. Which makes sense when you combine the etymological meanings together, you go to a university as an individual with  an open mind to change an accept other cultures and way of life, in the end you combine together as a whole.

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While standing at the pedestrian cross road I snapped a picture of the crossing sign. There are a few words in this sign that are relevant to our class assignment. The words “finish” and “vechile”.

Fin-,to end,  Vech-, to carry




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