Category Archives: Military Life

Home on R&R…

Landed in Orlando, Florida just before noon and was picked up by my wife. It was great to see her after being away from home for so long. We spent the day and night in the city reaquainting ourselves before … Continue reading

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Going on leave, making my way home

7 days a week, 12 hours a day can get old after a while but if you don’t count the days, before you know it it is time for R & R leave. Got on the chopper at our site … Continue reading

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French impressions

Being on a French COP added to the adventure of being overseas. The French Marines we were stationed with were seasoned fighters that wanted to engage the local insurgency and do their job. Their deployments were shorter than those of US … Continue reading

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Life in rural Afghanistan

In the course of doing our job, we were able to observe how the Afghan people live in the poorer rural areas where the insurgency seems to have more influence. The population in the area we covered was made up … Continue reading

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Badass of the week- Sgt. Warren G. H. Crecy

had to move up the BAOTW post because… I’m going home! Gonna be traveling the end of the week and I wanted to get this one done because this guy was a true war time badass – Sgt. Warren G.H. Crecy. One of … Continue reading

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Routine- maintenance of body, mind, and machine

As the weather changed from cold to rainy in the months of March and April of 2011, the crew fell into a routine of launch, recovery and maintenance outside of our watch periods. Isolation began to take its toll on … Continue reading

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New feature- Badass of the week: Alcibiades

I came across this site by accident and was so entertained by Ben’s writing style that I decided to pay homage to it by listing a new badass from his list every Friday with a link to its’ original page. Created by Ben Thompson … Continue reading

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