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Bass or Bass? Air Force top enlisted settles social media debate

Bass or Bass? If you haven’t seen the memes, take a moment to read the following interaction. It was between Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, and an Air Force Staff Sergeant. All caught up? Good. After that happened, a s*** storm of social media comments ensued. If you can’t see …

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Army says PT test is not required or recommended while deployed

Recently, we discussed the new holistic approach the Army has taken to leading troops. We also took a closer look at FM 7-22, which was published October 1st, 2020. Although the focus has mainly been on its encouragement of naps, the manual had much more to offer. Particularly, when it comes to physical training (PT). …

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Gratitude to the Post 9/11 Veterans

Every generation of veterans respects and appreciates the generations of veterans that have come before us. There is no question that their sacrifices made our military, and nation, what it is. However, what about the gratitude to the generations that come after? That generation is that of Post 9/11 veterans. Respect Due No conversation among …

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Riots

Fact Check: Does Insurance Cover Damage From Riots?

Call it civil disobedience, or call it riots. Either way, American business owners have paid a heavy price during this time. Citizens have resorted to inflicting chaos in their calls to reform. As a result, firefighters, and other first responders have been put in harm’s way. Some say that insurance will cover all the damages …

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Airsoft After Service: You may be Surprised

Beyond just being bored from COVID-19, Veterans are always looking for the next adventure. We caught up with some who have turned to airsoft to meet fellow Vets. Also, to have some fun while staying 6ft apart. Airsoft is a combat simulation using replica guns that shoot plastic BBs. They can sting, but it is …

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Man literally fought a great white shark to save wife

Chantelle Doyle was viciously attacked by a 10-foot great white shark Saturday morning. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the strike happened while she was surfing at Shelly Beach in Port Macquarie, Australia. Though she survived, Doyle had severe lacerations throughout her right leg. Many attribute her survival to the swift action of her husband. …

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Mammoth

The Road To Mammoth 2021: Gear Check – Mystery Ranch 3DAP

What comes to mind when you see the words “Mil Spec”?? At best  slick marketing executives throw those words around as if they bestow upon their product some heroic qualities. At worst consumers willingly divorce themselves from reason and pay extra for “mil-spec quality.” I’m not discounting there are high quality items that are technically …

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My struggle to not get fat during quarantine

I was pretty worried that I was gonna get mega fat during lock down. I was eating delivery daily, like I still had the metabolism I did as a 19 year old grunt. However, something crazy happened. I actually lost weight! 30lbs to be exact. Downloading a calorie counter app was a big part, but the …

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Alligator

Alligator escapes FL jail, possibly has COVID-19

Florida has been the subject of some crazy news. However, this one may take the cake. An Alligator mississippiensis, is more commonly known as the Florida gator. Recently, one is know by another name… Wanted fugitive. Officers recently detaining an alligator has received global media blow back. The arrest occurred during a tense Florida protest. …

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How Veterans can make extra money during COVID-19

During the midst of the global pandemic, there are about 30 million Americans claiming unemployment. However, the world is still turning, and it’s hard to keep up. Inherently, the know-how to keep yourself afloat will allow you to push to the next objective. Here are some quick tips for Veterans to consider that will help …

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