History

Take a walk through historical events, get introduced to people who changed lives, and other important things to learn through the generations past…

BREAKING: First all woman space walk completed!

The first man in space happened in 1961 and women first entered space in June of 1963.  Today, the first all-female spacewalk happened around the International Space Station.  U. S. Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are truly making “one giant leap for mankind.” The two women are the 14th and 15th women to ever …

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Marine History 101: Beirut and Grenada

October 1983 is a significant month in the history of the United States Marine Corps. It tells a story of loss, victory, and brotherhood. It is a month whose story is written over the course of almost two years; not by one, or two, but five of the Corps’ infantry units. If you came into …

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Military Women’s DC memorial turns 22!

Pearly white gravestones aligned perfectly for what looks like miles is an image easily conjured when referencing Arlington National Cemetery.  You have probably even seen the white granite ‘Hemicycle’ located at the main entrance of the Cemetery.  What you may not have known is that hemicycle is the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. …

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Greg Garza

To Firefighter/HazMat Tech Greg Garza of San Antonio Fire Department.

Hello Greg Garza, My name is John, and I was once a volunteer firefighter on the outskirts of San Antonio. McQueeny VFD was where I got my start in firefighting, funny thing, I was dating the Chief’s daughter at the time, but it was there I learned firsthand the tremendous sacrifices made in this profession. …

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Tragic death of Houston Sheriff Deputy moves entire nation

On Friday, September 27, Houston’s Harris County Sheriff Department had one of their deputies shot from behind and killed.  Deputy Sandeep Dhaliwal was an Indian Sikh who was known both as a “trailblazer” for his community and as a genuinely good person. The Officer was conducting a routine traffic stop when the coward who shot …

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A Person You Should Know- Brig. Gen. Charles Yeager, Ultimate AF Bad Ass

They just don’t make them like they used to. For Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, an Air Force pilot, this definitely holds true.  Chuck broke records, the sound barrier and accomplished more by the age of 25 than most military do their entire careers. Born in 1923, Chuck had his most formidable years during the …

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"Cpl. Chad O" Foundation fights prescription overkill for PTSD

“Cpl. Chad O” Foundation fights prescription overuse for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is caused by experiencing an event with extreme circumstances surrounding it.  Consistently, military members are forced to put their mental, physical and emotional well-being aside and focus on the mission at hand.  That mission in and of itself may also require extreme mental, physical and emotional precision.  All in all, we push …

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4 Naval suicides, same carrier, too many!

Across the nation, this month is all about Suicide Prevention. Most of the people reading these articles know the military rates of suicide are extremely high. Too high. Over the weekend, posts started circulating about two suicides surrounding a Naval Aircraft Carrier.  After reviewing headlines, it has been confirmed by the Navy that four suicides …

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September 11th, 2001

September 11th, 2001. Sometimes, it’s difficult to convey through the written medium, without the body language or inflection, just how much one day can set your life upon its fated course. One day that you remember vividly, forever, that would shape and mold your life from that day on. For some, this day holds extreme …

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