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Ease the Divide.

100 Day Project, Digital Illustration, Motion Graphics


A 100 Day Project

OBJECTIVE

In the beginning of this passion project, I was living in a town with a population of about 2,000 people. It's a military town. I found myself getting lost in many conversations due to a "divide" in the lingo that many civilians use versus the military's lingo.

SOLUTION

I love using my iPad to create. I love hand lettering. Why not use my passion for art to "ease the divide" in lingo between the military and civilians? Each square shown below is one of the days on the journey.

Day 100 of the series - ETS or Epiration of Term of Service Day 99 of the series - SERE or Survival, evasion, resistance, escape Day 98 of the series - US Army Air Assault School Day 97 of the series - Pathfinder Day 96 of the series - Ranger School Day 95 of the series - Airborne School Day 94 of the series - SF Special Forces Day 93 of the series - AV Aviation Branch Day 92 of the series - CY Cyber Branch Day 91 of the series - ADA Air Defense Artillery Day 90 of the series - AR - Armor branch of the US Army Day 89 of the series - MC - Medical Corps Day 88 of the series - MK19 or a grenade launcher Day 87 of the series - M110 SASS or a Semi Automatic Sniper System Day 86 of the series - M9 Bayonet affixed to an M4 Carbine Day 85 of the series - M240 Machine Gun Day 84 of the series - Javelin - a portable anti tank missile Day 83 of the series - M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System aka MASS Day 82 of the series - M320 Grenade Launcher Day 81 of the series - M26 Hand Grenade Day 80 of the series - M249 aka Saw Day 79 of the series - Buffalo - used by combat engineers for route clearance missions Day 78 of the series - MICLIC or a Mine Clearing Line Charge Day 77 of the series - D9 Dozer Day 76 of the series - HEMTT or a Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Track or a recovery truck Day 75 of the series - ABV or Assault Breacher Vehicle or A military mine and explosives clearing vehicle Day 74 of the series - M1 Abrams Tank - A main battle tank Day 73 of the series - BRADLEY - A fighting vehicle platform named after US General Omar Bradley Day 72 of the series - REBS or Rapidly Emplaced Bridge System Day 71 of the series - Stryker - An Armored Fighting Vehicle Day 70 of the series - ASI or Additional Skill Identifier Day 69 of the series - CQ or Charge of Quarters Day 68 of the series - BLUF or Bottom Line Up Front Day 67 of the series - CWST or Combat Water Survival Test Day 66 of the series - CAC or Common Access Card Day 65 of the series - ASAP or Army Substance Abuse Program Day 64 of the series - ORB or Officer Record Brief Day 63 of the series - PCS or Permanent Change of Station Day 62 of the series - PPM or Personal Procured Move Day 61 of the series - BZ or Below the Zone Day 60 of the series - TOC or Tactical Operations Center Day 59 of the series - TDY or Temporary Duty Day 58 of the series - IMO or International Military Officer Day 57 of the series - ACS or Army Community Service Day 56 of the series - ACS or Advanced Civil Schooling Day 55 of the series - AWOL or Absent Without Leave Day 54 of the series - Infantry or Queen of Battle Day 53 of the series - a Rucksack Day 52 of the series - Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day 51 of the series - JAG or Judge Advocate General Day 50 of the series - COL or Colonel Day 49 of the series - MI or Military Intelligence Day 48 of the series - M2.50 Day 47 of the series - RTO or Radio Telephone Operators Day 46 of the series - EOD or Explosive Ordinance Disposal Day 45 of the series - FOUO or For Official Use Only Day 44 of the series - UPL or Unit Prevention Leader Day 43 of the series - CID or Criminal Investigation Command Day 42 of the series - BAH or Basic Allowance for Housing Day 41 of the series - ASVAB or Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Day 40 of the series - UAS or Unmanned Aircraft System Day 39 of the series - LES or Leave and Earnings Statement Day 38 of the series - NLT or No Later Than Day 37 of the series - POV or Privately Owned Vehicle Day 36 of the series - M9 Day 35 of the series - Beret or Army Headgear Day 34 of the series - BFT or Blue Force Tracker Day 32 of the series - CCP or Casualty Collection Point Day 32 of the series - FRG or Family Readiness Group Day 31 of the series - USACE or US Army Corps of Engineers Day 30 of the series - IFAK or improved first aid kit Day 29 of the series - AAR After Action Review Day 28 of the series - Commander in cheif's trophy Day 27 of the series - Engineer Diver Day 26 of the series - UCMJ or the uniform code of military justice Day 25 of the series - PX or Post Exchange Day 24 of the series - AXP or Ambulance Exchange Point Day 23 of the series - HLZ or Helicopter Landing Zone Day 22 of the series - PC or Patrol Cap Day 21 of the series - CBRN - Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Day 20 of the series - Sapper, a combat engineer Day 19 of the series - FA or Field Artillery - King of Battle Day 18 of the series - M4 Day 17 of the series - Pss 14 - Portable Special Search aka Mine Detector Day 16 of the series - NCO or Non Commissioned Officer Day 15 of the series - MP or Military Police Day 14 of the series - Cadence Day 13 of the series - NVG - Night Vision Goggles Day 12 of the series - DONSA - Day of No Scheduled Activities Day 11 of the series - DFAC - Dining Facility Day 10 of the series - Zodiac - a combat military boat Day 9 of the series - CAS or close air support Day 8 of the series - PMCS or Preventative Maintenance checks and services Day 7 of the series - Bangalore or an explosive charge used by combat engineers to clear obstacles Day 6 of the series - MEDEVAC or Medical Evacuation Day 5 of the series - MRE or Meal ready to eat Day 4 of the series - OPORD or an Operation Order Day 3 of the series - HMMWV aka Humvee, a High mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle Day 2 of the series - PFT or Physical Fitness Test Day 1 of the series - Veterans Day