April is known as the Month of the Military Child. In that same vein, Military Brats Day is observed on April 30th.
Military Brats become accustomed to changing circumstances, moving from base to base, both around the United States and internationally. Answering the often asked question “Where are you from,” isn’t always an easy task. Read more
Nothin’ says “Merica” like Marines playin’ baseball in Afghanistan. https://t.co/jFOga1d6QP Thank you to the brave military men & women who serve & sacrifice. Not all heroes wear capes #NationalSuperheroDay
A US Marine Corps recruit shouts commands to his teammates during combat training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, South Carolina, Dec. 3, 2015.The training pushed the recruits to their limits while testing their ability to solve problems and work together as a team. Read more
I was just reviewing my visitor stats via revolvermap.com I linked to the international page and started to read off the counties that have visited Maiden on the Midway (as of 29 December 2015 when a new count began due to user error)…well the list kept going, and going. It would seem that my little blog has been viewed in 142 different countries, including a few floating cities on the high seas!
A shout out to the Sailors and Marines on those ships.
Fair wind and following seas
And of course the rest of you; thank you for your loyal support for our veterans and Maiden.
Leave these old routines on the battlefield where they belong. War sucks. But as soldiers, [we] adapt. We develop habits that increase our chances of survival and make the suck just a little bit more bearable. Some of those habits are worth hanging on to as we transition into the civilian workforce. Others, not so much.
Here’s a list of five work habits we picked up overseas that definitely should not follow [us] back home. Read more