My personal favorite (besides the OSB) is the Holman Christian Standard Bible, aside from being easy to read they also have the service member Bibles (Soldiers Bible, Marines Bibles etc.). I was presented with one before I went to basic training and another one before I went to Iraq. Among the things I carried with me every where at basic (one canteen full of water, "smart card", "smart book") was my HCSB, I even had a ziploc bag for the Bible so it wouldn't get wet in rain or mud. For me the translation is so easy to understand with out taking too much out of the message. The foot notes were very helpful and it was because of those footnotes that I paid a lot of attention to the LXX which studying (among other things) lead me to the Orthodox Church.