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Sunday
Jul242016

Training structures


Rappel tower at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command’s Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Photo: U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released.

Context

These notes relate to my 2015 article for KCET's Artbound, "Machines for Training: Military Performance and Embodied Knowledge". I'm thinking of some kind of follow up piece that looks at the architecture of training structures, and I'm thinking that one way into that piece might be to focus on the structures themselves. As a part of this I am compiling photos which show the structures as architecture—which turns out to be hard since most photographs unsurprisingly seem to focus on people doing things on the structures as opposed to on the structures themselves.

Notes


Obstacle in Arta, Djibouti. Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo.


"Hindernisbahn mit besonderen Anforderungen" (obstacle course with special requirements) at the Baumholder Military Training Area, Germany. Photo: U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Erich Backes/released.


"Hindernisbahn mit besonderen Anforderungen" (obstacle course with special requirements) at the Baumholder Military Training Area, Germany. Photo: U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Erich Backes/released.


Rappel tower, Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Photo: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan C. Mains/released.