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Tales of A Veteran, John’s Story

A veteran soldier we listened to give a brief description of his time served in the Navy. John was enlisted as a cook, and worked in quite a few different areas of the ship. The ship he was placed on was USS Inchon, which was a marine carrier. He worked with nuclear weapons and security.…

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Taking Hold of Your Command

In the submarine movie U-271, there is a quick change of command during wartime circumstances. The first officer becomes the Captain. His start as Captain is somewhat shaky. He delivers commands and actions that are indecisive. The Chief of the boat senses this, and confronts the captain with some startling words. He is straightforward and…

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In Country

“In country” can mean many different things. In 1968 it meant one thing across the world: “NAM.” The civilian jetliner that cruised across the pacific stopping in Alaska then Japan, following the polar route landed on the east coast of South Vietnam at the U.S. Air Force Base Cam Ronh Bay, South Vietnam. There are…

Non- Commissioned Office School

Non- Commissioned Office School

You know when you’re in control of your life. You go through the days, weeks, months and things are just working for you. HOWEVER, we all know there is always another hurdle to go through. The last week in AIT Training, instead of getting orders though the regular channels, my Captain and Company Commander calls me…

AIT (Advanced Infantry Training)

Have you ever received a letter telling you to report or proceed to your next destination? During your last week of basic training, you usually receive orders for your next assignment. Advanced Infantry Training (AIT) is training that advances, completes and develops the person you will become and what you will stand for while you…

Basic Training Story

Basic Training

One way or another, all of us go through some kind of basic training. A place and time in our lives that, whether we like it or not, things change into a different pathway. A place where, like it or not, there is no turning back. In basic training, this was what we would consider…

Military Support Pledge

The Bus Ride

Have you ever been on a long bus ride, like the Grey Hound Trail Way or a bus going downtown? When you got off the bus at your stop, you may have taken a second to reorient yourself to exactly where you were. You may have looked around and thought to yourself, “Oh yeah, this…