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A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk navigates through the terrain during a mission Nov. 7, 2012, over Afghanistan. The primary mission of the helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk navigates through the terrain during a mission Nov. 7, 2012, over Afghanistan. The primary mission of the helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war.

(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

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Ronald Reagan’s 31 Most YOLO Moments


Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement~Ronald Reagan

This is a great compilation of photos and captions of former President Ronald Reagan going YOLO! I’ve shared a few of my favorites here & The link to the collection in full is at the end of this post. Enjoy! (YOLO: You Only Live Once).

Ronald Reagan was the presidential master of YOLO.

Like the time he had popcorn poured on his head.

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Tip of the Spear


My grandfathers dog tag(s) and P-38 (WWII, Korea)
My grandfather’s dog tag(s) and P-38 (WWII, Korea)

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem. ~Ronald Reagan

Thank you grandpa, Semper Fi


U.S. Air Force pararescuemen, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, provide security during a mission Nov. 7, 2012, in Afghanistan. Pararescue teams assault, secure, and dominate the rescue objective area using any available Department of Defense or allied, air, land, or sea asset. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.
~George Washington

 

Think about what this means. Think of the consequences and repercussions the treatment of our veterans and active duty will have on our nation–good, bad, or indifferent–are we ready for that?

There are some who keep forgetting that kindness is free and an open mind and heart go along way. This is a warning from our first President and Commander in Chief, take heed America.

  #stopthestigmas #stopthehate 

Name, RATE, & Serial Number


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In every branch of the US military the classifications are pretty straight forward and for the most part are self explanatory–except for the Navy–they don’t use the term ranks, their’s are referred to as rates. I’ve included the definition of rates per the US Navy below as well as some Navy rates that aren’t as self explanatory as others. I’ve left the link where I found the definitions if you’re interested in reading more on some that I don’t mention here. This was fun and I learned a few things, like if a Sailors mail is late he would go have a talk with the Yeoman. Read more


Pararescue in Afghanistan

In tactics, the most important thing is not whether you go left or right, but why you go left or right. ~A.M. Gray

Marine Feels Left Out After Redeploying To Faithful, Hot Wife And Full Bank Account


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August 13, 2014

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Sgt. David Lastley says his homecoming from Afghanistan is bittersweet after redeploying last week to find out his smoking-hot wife had been faithful to him and had not cleaned out his bank account, sources confirmed. Read more


Pararescue in Afghanistan

There’s only one principle of war and that’s this. Hit the other fellow, as quick as you can, and as hard as you can, where it hurts him the most, when he ain’t looking.  ~Sir William Slim


US Army Rangers

Deeds are greater than words, and when the rubber hits the road, real American men fight and die for what is right.

~Unknown