Category: Team Sandboxx

SlaySession #22 – Fan Friday

I went back and picked a few of your "favorite" workouts to make this week's... Fan Friday workout. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, knowing how much you probably won't. This week, my father told me a joke. It's so bad it's actually a little funny. "Why did the belt go ...

SlaySession #21 – Reagan Tough

On this day, then-President Ronald Reagan survived an assassination attempt after being shot in the chest. With a collapsed lung he walked himself into the hospital. Yea... he got shot in the chest and was like "nah brah... i'm good to walk." (at least that's how I envision him saying it) I pulled another one ...

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, ...

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 Thrive in Basic Training (the first step toward Army OCS)

Unlike the Marine Corps, which sends officer candidates directly to Officer Candidate School, the Army requires all officer candidates (who are not prior service enlisted) to attend Basic Combat Training ("boot camp") prior to moving on to OCS. At present, BCT is a 10-week program that focuses on basic fitness, elementary soldiering skills, and military ...

air force dad with wife and three daughters

Wife and kids: the quickest way to earn more pay?

Getting married or having kids could earn you more pay as a military service member. Just don't be hasty.

Facts About Unmanned Aerial Systems

What is an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and how do you use it? Commonly referred to as “drones,” the UAS is the aggregate of all the systems required to safely operate the remotely piloted aircraft.  The UAS includes but is not limited to the following components: Ground Control Station, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Launching System, and ...