Why we call it “shock and awe”

Forgive me, but every now and then I come across an image I think deserves a wider audience.  You all know how proud I am of our armed forces, and having spent two years with the 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse!) myself, I’m more than a little familiar with the M1A1.


Marines in an M1A1 Abrams tank engage a target during semi-annual qualifications at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 13, 2018. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Tank Battalion. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Aaron Henson.