Right now, the “Tip of the spear” is typically a remote outpost in rural Afghanistan. We currently have thousands of Soldiers and Marines stationed at such places. Life at the ‘tip of the spear” is dangerous. Enemy snipers and roadside bombs are a constant threat. Deadly fire fights with terrorists are more common than we realize. The day-to-day existence there isn’t easy, either. Folks stationed at the tip of the spear often eat the same prepackaged rations for months at a time. There are no corner stores where a bag of chips, a toothbrush or a pair of socks can be bought. Electricity is rare and running water doesn’t exist. Even taking a shower or making a quick phone call to home is a luxury! Just about every creature comfort and convenience we take for granted at home is absent. Simply put, our military heroes at the tip of the spear live in hostile, unforgiving surroundings.
U.S. troops In Afghanistan, like those pictured here are at the very center of harm’s way every hour of every day, and are quite literally serving at the “Tip of the Spear.” They do this for all Americans, willingly, unselfishly, without complaint, because they believe in protecting our freedom and our constitution, no matter the cost.