Fitness – My Outlet

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Music is my therapy. It’s how I deal with life emotionally. resistance training is my outlet. It’s my favorite way to escape life mentally for 1 hour, grounds me daily, and boosts my mood. Throughout teen years, Weight training for strength was the one thing I knew would improve my quality of life forever. It…

5 Pet Peeves for Army Leaders

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Here’s a short list of popular pet peeves for Army Leaders and how they became common. 1. I’m a Sergeant, a NCO, not a pay grade Why it’s a pet peeve: I didn’t get promoted to E-5. Refer to me as you address me according to AR 600-20 – as Sergeant. How it started: 1….

ATTN: Specialist

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If only I could go back in time and whisper a few notes in ears of my younger self  . . . Congratulations on your promotion to Specialist E-4. Don’t put that new rank on your uniform until your unit has a promotion ceremony! If they suck or dislike you, disregard last transmission. Your Specialist…

10 Resources Every Veteran Should Check Out

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Here’s a not so quick list of 10 resources for all Veterans. 1. RallyPoint RallyPoint is a great online forum site where you can learn from members of all ranks, specialties, and branches, whether you are a current Service Member, a Veteran, or simply someone planning to join the U.S. Armed Forces. The topics discussed…

What Does it Mean to You?

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Disclaimer: No reputable sources below, just my views on the topic. After reading about why milk is racist I felt the need to get a few thoughts out of my mind about what something means to me – the American Flag. So I’m sharing my thoughts with WWW – because 2017. The “milk isn’t that…

ATTN: Private

Army PFC Rank on ACU Velcro patch

If only I could go back in time and whisper a few notes in ears of my younger self  . . . Ask Drill Sergeants about their military occupational specialty. Ask what they know about your MOS. Why? Knowledge. There’s a lot more you need to know now about the military than Initial Entry Training…

Five Extremes with the Post 9/11 GI Bill

There are some extreme highs and lows that come along with using the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I’ve written about transitioning from the military to college and finding a school before, but this is specific to the GI Bill and finances. 1. A stable pay check – ✓ All I know about FASFA is how to complete the application, accept…

In The Army Now (1994)

I asked Rallypoint about the movie before watching it. The opinions on the movie seemed very balanced between yes and no. I’m giving it a nope. While Pauly Shore did have a few really funny moments, I didn’t consider the movie consistent with humor. Many times, the things he does are simply annoying. Anyways. . ….