SlaySession #20 – St. Patrick’s Day 40’s

As St. Patrick spent 40 years helping the Irish people, we will be doing 40's of our own in appreciation. That's 40's as in numbers of reps, and not 40's as in Edward 40Hands (don't be that guy). I pulled out an old one from a database known as my Father’s wise philosophies, “Excuses are ...

SlaySession #20: Two-A-Day Thursday

To help my kind-of-chunky Guinness-drinking roommate (who happens to be the Marketing Director at Sandboxx) I have started doing two-a-days with him. Maybe it's for personal reasons (I'm not fat... ok?)... maybe not. You'll never know. I pulled out an old one from a database known as my Father’s wise philosophies, “Excuses are like @$$holes, ...

Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes opines on the future of air combat by suggesting that "no unmanned aerial vehicle will ever trump a pilot's instinct."

Five Things I Learned About the Air Force from the Iron Man and Transformers Movies

Critically and sarcastically penned by our own Patrick Weeks, a recovering Marine Corps Logistics Officer. The Iron Man and Transformers movies are very similar in many respects They both feature super heroes (/machines), epic world-saving, boundary-pushing action and special effects, huge personalities, and excessive glorification of our United States Air Force. Let's pull back the curtain. What ...

The Wall: A Distance Runner’s Perspective on Mental Toughness

By Kristen Schafer If you’ve ever trained for a running event then you have probably heard of it before. At the Boston Marathon it is known as “heartbreak hill”, at the 25k national road racing championships it’s called “the green monster”, at the biggest road race in the U.S., Bloomsday, it’s called “Doomsday hill”, but ...

Happy Valentines Day

I’ll never forget the first time my platoon received mail during our 2009-10 deployment to Helmand Afghanistan.  Late one winter night, we were awakened to provide security for a mail convoy coming in. After not receiving any sort of communication from the outside world for the first month and some change, we gladly suited up. ...

Dear Natasha; Your First Valentine’s Day Apart

February 11, 2017: “I’m sorry I got your hopes up for being home on Valentine’s Day” – the text from my husband that morning in the midst of some chaos surrounding a school he’s attending for a month. “It’s okay honey, we’ve gone through worse. There will be plenty of time for us when you ...

How to Have a Great Valentine’s Day Without Your Military Spouse

Long distance relationships are hard, they’re even harder on holidays that are all about love. Grocery stores across the country quickly remind everyone that Valentine’s Day is coming and you must buy; candy, flowers, cookies, cupcakes, a card that sings, a giant teddy bear, and maybe some balloons to show your love for someone. If ...

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Tips on Writing a Modern Love Letter to Your Recruit on Valentine’s Day

“The sight of that shining moon up there—the moon that shines on you, too—fills me with romance—; and even though it’s just a dream now, it’s a promise of a glorious future with one I love more than life. The darned old moon keeps shining for us, darling—and even as it now increases that inescapable ...

Tips for Surviving the Love Holiday Solo

It’s Valentine’s Day...and your significant other is with his other love, the military. Sometimes she can be pretty stingy with their time, but it’s up to us to make the most of every moment. What do you do? Well, you could eat chocolate, drink wine, and watch sappy movies guaranteed to turn you into a ...

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