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MI - Taking Care of Business

Day 583, 00:50 Published in USA USA by Heather Fuchs

(read last week's "Moving into Position")

A burning South African sun is bright on my face as I make my way into camp early the next morning. "Tell us tell us!" two of my mates start loudly chanting with a huge grin on their face. Obviously they are referring to wherever their imaginations had me last night, but they'll not hear a word from me about what took place with my gracious hostess.

Fortunately before my lack of disclosure becomes an issue we hear the Lieutenants barking orders: "On the Bounce soldiers! In Formation!" Three huge blocks form on the open field almost instantly.. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie.. everyone is here. This is going to be a big one! And off we go....


The silence always surprises me. It's like some General flipped a switch and it's all over. That "fog of war" they talk about is still thick on the battlefield. Sounds poetic but really it's just the blood and dirt and sweat an MI soldier calls his working environment. We lost some good soldiers on that field… I heard Bravo Two was down to 6 men, hard to think about that right now. I have work to do.

One of the basic tenets of the Mobile Infantry is that we Never Ever leave a soldier behind. Believe me that's lead to some daring rescues in the past. But today we won, we own this field. So with care and respect we can pick up our fallen brothers and sisters. With care and respect we can lift them high in our hearts and with our arms and carry them to the rendezvous point. With care and respect we can honor the sacrifice they made.

Pausing to catch our breath Lukas and I turn around and look at the crater. "Mercy Aaron, remember how tall that wall was when we got here?" I asked. I'd never met Private Aaron Lukas before this deployment since he's from Alpha Three. But it didn't take me long to figure out he was one of the good guys.. he would always have your back and you were happy to cover his. Aaron chuckled quickly and said "Hey when General Bastion says make a crater, MI makes a CRATER!"

The silence was broken by the WHOP WHOP WHOP of those huge turbines on the rendezvous ship. It was a jubilant crew that gathered around that circle. Slapping each other on the back, atta boys being tossed all around. We were proud and we had a right to be. This country had been invaded by those who wish to destroy freedom and democracy. Mobile Infantry had gotten the call to ship out, we moved into position, and we took care of business.

As the ship expertly lifted us all into the sky heading for home I studied the shoulder patch on the soldier sitting next to me. "Taking Care of Business" I thought to myself.. that's what Mobile Infantry does!

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Respectfully submitted
Major Dania
Mobile Infantry Press Officer

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine



Alexander Valkor II
Alexander Valkor II Day 583, 01:00


ligtreb Day 583, 01:00

These articles are truly amazing.

Issues Day 583, 01:19

THIRD! YAY Another amazing Article

C1 was here!


we leave a crater alright filled with the bodies of those who opposed us, and if we leave a wall its only cause we couldn't dig as fast as we stacked their bodies!


And I've been takin' care of business everyday
Takin' care of business every way
I've been takin' care of business it's all mine
Takin' care of business and working overtime

Khaiyan Day 583, 01:19

Excellent stuff! 🙂


Jameson L. Tai
Jameson L. Tai Day 583, 01:22

The Army Spam Squad reporting for duty.

Godfather's Pizza
Godfather's Pizza Day 583, 01:22

Army Strong

Coxswain McGillicutty
Coxswain McGillicutty Day 583, 01:48


Fidenorian Day 583, 02:21

Let's go M.I. Great article. Glad to see Alpha 3 mentioned 😃

gedeon40 Day 583, 03:45


Woot! Dania your articles are always so well written. go MI!

Zyria Day 583, 06:27

Beautifully done, Major Dania.

Magus Eceerb
Magus Eceerb Day 583, 06:30

Nice article Major Dania

Esme Black
Esme Black Day 583, 06:40

Proud to be a part of this! Wonderful job!

Bastion Day 583, 07:38

Outstanding, as always, Major Dania!

Thomas Kane
Thomas Kane Day 583, 09:05

Great article! I loved it!

Quanah Parker
Quanah Parker Day 583, 09:10


Able Kane
Able Kane Day 583, 09:41

"Tell us tell us!" ~ Damn that lieutenant, was so hoping for more details 🙂

Another superb article Dania !

Kellman Day 583, 09:56

Great article

RivasA Day 583, 11:53

Heh that is great

Virgil Caudill
Virgil Caudill Day 583, 13:58

terrific work. thanks

Joe Lansing
Joe Lansing Day 583, 14:13

Lol,I made an article with this same title a week ago.

Astron Day 583, 15:32

This makes me happy inside 😃

Brickwall Day 583, 15:48

I love the MI. We will never give up on anybody until our job is done. GO MI!

RivasA Day 583, 15:48


Deificus Day 583, 16:07

Another impressive read, Major. Well done.

Jonathan McCravy
Jonathan McCravy Day 584, 01:11

I like the article, except the fighting for democracy part. Lol..Yeah right.

Rhane Day 584, 06:37

You mentioned 2 officers' names, otherwise this articl is nothing but a story. With 3 GO FIGHT PEACE IN CROATIA threads, this makes for a crappy top 5.

Rusty Kuntz
Rusty Kuntz Day 584, 08:01

AB was here.

Dori34543 Day 584, 08:58

great work

Mysteriousdoor Day 584, 11:42

If we say its nice, do we get a promotion?

Bastion Day 584, 13:25

Rhane - you completely miss the point of this kind of article. It IS as story, little sister!

Congrats on yet another Top 5 showing, Major!!

Relin Day 584, 13:39

Hell yeah, go MI!

Fatalitus Day 584, 13:54

On the bounce 😉

Narancs Day 584, 14:09

Dania, You are good.

Jon Malcom
Jon Malcom Day 584, 16:26

I loved it, good job.

Jiosen Day 584, 21:11

I love the writing here. Simply excellent! Voted.

Quick question: Isn't South Africa gone?

Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell Day 584, 22:01

MI for the win...

Joe Lansing
Joe Lansing Day 585, 18:00

Wonderful articles, as always.

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