Now that the drama from this morning is over, how about this more light-hearted entry. I don’t even remember where I found this link the other day, but just trust that I ripped it from someone’s blog that I don’t read on a regular basis. DefenseLINK is the official website for the United States Department of Defense. Now there is a lot of cool information and such on their site, but the best by far is the DefenseLINK Photos. These shots are very high-res, well done pictures.
For example, one of the shots on the front page of the site today is of Army Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, Commander of the Joint Forces Command in Afghanistan. The image measures 2000×3008 pixels (just over 6 megapixels by my calculations), weighs in at ~ 1.7MB, and is so clear that when viewed at full size, you can see individual threads on his uniform. My favorites are under the Operations section and Other->Military Services where you can find pics of helicopters, planes, Hummers and other assorted combat equipment.
- An Army UH-60 Blackhawk
- C-130E Hercules is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker
- Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornet taking of from flight deck of USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)
I’m thinking of printing some of these for framing and hanging. Really, really, really, really awesome site for military buffs. Brandon and London, have a blast with it.