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Christmas Like a Soldier

Part of joining the military is placing yourself second to America. Her needs exceed yours. This Holiday Season, many of our own friends and family won’t be home in the warmth of family events. Watch these videos. Remember them… Jacqui Mu...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 13, 2016

A Soldier’s Christmas Poem

This is one of the most popular military Christmas poems I’ve seen. Here’s it’s history, from “A Soldier’s Silent Night”: “The true story is that while a Lance Corporal serving as Battalion Counter Sniper at...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 11, 2016

Labor Day–Honor American Warriors

Labor Day is a US holiday dedicated to workers across the country. The public holiday always falls on the first Monday in September. The first federal observation of the holiday occurred in 1894 however the first Labor Day observed in a state was in...
by USNA or Bust on Sep 4, 2016

23 Common Sense Rules to Thrive in the Military

From my friends at StrategyPage, a few common sense rules for military folk: A lot of life’s problems can be explained by the U.S. Military and its applications of common sense … “Sometimes I think war is God’s way of teaching...
by USNA or Bust on Jul 12, 2016

D-Day — 1944

If you’re serious about attending a Military Academy, besides the physical, mental, spiritual, and leadership expectations, ‘military’ must be central to your life. That includes knowing and understanding the military events that ma...
by USNA or Bust on Jun 6, 2016

Signs That You Fit a Military Lifestyle

If you wish you’d been part of this picture: If you can relate to this feeling: I got these two pictures from my Navy daughter who got them from friends who got them from…Filed under: Army, military lifestyle, navy...
by USNA or Bust on Apr 26, 2016

Why We Serve

This is a letter from a fellow blogger and patriot, Yankee Sailor.He shares his thoughts on Why We Serve: An Open Letter to America’s “Best and Brightest” Posted by Yankee Sailor on 10Apr07. I am not a scholar or a baron of industry. Neither am...
by USNA or Bust on Mar 10, 2016

Don’t shoot fast, shoot good and Other Bits of Wisdom From a Military Life

I’ve published this before, but it’s worth repeating. Clint Smith, director or Thunder Ranch, is part drill instructor, part stand up comic. Here are a few of his observations on tactics, firearms, self defense and life as we know it in t...
by USNA or Bust on Feb 22, 2016

What is a Vet?

Not my words–but I wish they were… Some veterans bear visible signs of their service:  a missing limb, a jagged scar, a certain look in the eye. Others may carry the evidence inside them:  a pin holding a bone together, a piece of shrap...
by USNA or Bust on Feb 9, 2016

Five Tips to Earn Your Degree While You Serve Your Country

Interestingly enough, only about 60% of vets use their education benefits. If you’re considering the military, reimbursed education is one of the big benefits provided for our soldiers. Popularly called the GI Bill, this education reimbursemen...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 26, 2016

Military Academies Have a Great Sense of Humor

I ran across these at Strategy Page. They’re great. Q: Why do West Point graduates hang their diplomas from the rear view mirror? A: To justify their handicap parking. Q: Do you know why the Army football team should change its name to the R...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 21, 2016

Why One Sailor Loves the Navy

One sailors opinion… I Love the Navy By EWCM(SW/AW) Robert S. Lanham, USN USS John Hancock (DD-981) (prior cruise) It’s three days before Christmas. We are on deployment, transiting from the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea. We will...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 19, 2016

Valentine Greeting for Your Soldier

Looking for the perfect Valentine gift for your warrior? Check out Bake Me a Wish. It’s the only company I know that will deliver to bases overseas.I shipped to my son in the Middle East and it arrived safely, fresh, and tasty! (I also shipped...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 14, 2016

Top Ten Books About the Military

I review a lot of military books every year. these are selected as great reading to prepare high schoolers for the USNA or a life in the military. Here are the top ten based on reader observations: Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell Galloping Ghost by...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 5, 2016

A Soldier’s Christmas Poem

This is one of the most popular military Christmas poems I’ve seen. Here’s it’s history, from “A Soldier’s Silent Night”: .. “The true story is that while a Lance Corporal serving as Battalion Counter Sniper...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 16, 2015

Christmas Like a Soldier

Part of joining the military is placing yourself second to America. Her needs exceed yours. This Holiday Season, many of our own friends and family won’t be home in the warmth of family events. Watch these videos. Remember them… –Ph...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 13, 2015

Why We Serve

This is a letter from a fellow blogger and patriot, Yankee Sailor.He shares his thoughts on Why We Serve: An Open Letter to America’s “Best and Brightest” Posted by Yankee Sailor on 10Apr07. I am not a scholar or a baron of industry. Neither am...
by USNA or Bust on Dec 7, 2015

A (Typical) Day in the Navy

I copied this from Yankee Sailor. He’s a Surface Warfare Officer, been at it 20+years and still loves it. I guess we can see why after you’ve read what he does on a typical day: A Day at Sea It was a boring, quiet watch last night, so in...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 17, 2015

Today We Honor Veterans

In the USA, Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice, which ended the World War I hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. Veterans are thanked for their services to th...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 10, 2015

November is Warrior Care Month

“Warrior Care Month” will be a month-long DoD-wide coordinated tactical effort to educate the military and to increase awareness of DoD’s Warrior Care programs and resources. Warrior Care Month will provide a snapshot of the Continuum of Care i...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 2, 2015


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