Iowa National Guard photo release, Dec. 1, 2011:
Spc. Derick Morgan, 28, of Troutdale, Ore., models the “Ironman Pack Ammunition Pack System for Small Dismounted Team,” the high-capacity ammunition carriage system that enables a Mark 48 machine gunner to carry and fire up to 500 rounds of linked ammunition from a rucksack-like carrier.
Morgan and two other members of the Iowa National Guard’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division, Staff Sgt. J. Winkowski, of Nevada, Iowa (a Belle Plaine native), and Spc. Aaron McNew, 22, of Cedar Falls, Iowa were recently recognized as part of the U.S. Army’s greatest inventions competition, after a panel of combat veterans voted them part of the most innovative advances in Army technology.Captions, please:
- "I'm up ... They see me ... They're scared."
- "WARNING: Ammo in backpack may be larger than it appears."
- "Does this ruck sack make my weapon look big?"
- "This is my boom stick! And this is my boom bag! Shop smart. Shop S-mart."
- "Embrace the Ruck."
- "Important safety tip: Don't cross the streams."
- "Don't make me open my Hefty Bag of Whoop-@$$!"
- "Oh yeah? Ruck. You."
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