veteran suicide awareness

Silkies Across America

Irreverent Warriors Hike: Silkies Across America

“We bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide.” A simple motto. However, these are the principles that governs the Irreverent Warriors. If you have not heard of the group, surely you’ve heard of a silkies hike? A voluntary ruck march conducted by individuals wearing military style gym shorts. …

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I Went on a 20 Mile Ruck with No Experience or Training. Here’s What Happened.

My athletic prowess is… nonexistent. So, why would I participate in the Chicago Ruck of Honor? There were a few reasons, some of which became more apparent while my body started breaking down during the ruck. Being able to participate in the Chicago Ruck of Honor was a truly an honor. By working for a company that …

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