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Afghanistan Ski Patrol Patch by VLMS

Violent Little Machine Shop’s Nate, explains the design:

I spent the majority of 2009 living in the mountains of Afghanistan. It was my second deployment there so I knew what the terrain was like, but this was my first winter. Everyday I looked up at the snow covered peaks surrounding us wishing I could go ski them. Unfortunately, once you left that front gate, people tried to kill you and I wasn’t really into the idea of a biathlon.

I guess the only thing better than skiing and shooting guns is if it’s alpine skiing and, instead of that wimpy .22 they use in the Olympics, it’s an M249. If we made that an Olympic sport, there’s no doubt in my mind that Thirty Seconds Out would win the gold for the USA.

To honor that thought, today we are introducing their Afghanistan Ski Patrol patch…

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5 Responses to “Afghanistan Ski Patrol Patch by VLMS”

  1. BillC says:

    Afghanistan could have some of the best tourism for outdoors stuff, but you know, AQ, Terry Taliban, et al.

    • John says:

      When I drove up in the mountains of Eastern Paktika in the winter that was one of my first thoughts, other than where my platoon was going to be ambushed from. This would be great for dirt bikes and quads..

  2. shua says:

    The fruits and naan where always on point.

  3. Alan says:

    Charlie don’t ski!

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