Skateboarding in Iraq


Can't imagine a better way to let off some steam while on duty in Iraq than practicing your skateboarding moves. We're pretty impressed the Army actually provided the box to make skateboarding more of a challenge out in the parking lot.

Here is the cutline from the National Guard:

U.S. Army Sgt. Gregory Opoien ollies or jumps off of a ramp in a parking lot on Contingency Operating Base Basra, Iraq, Oct. 13, 2009. Opoien is an information assurance officer assigned to the 34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota Army National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. J. Princeville Lawrence)
Photo by The National Guard, more photos on Flickr.