Professional burnout (because PTSD doesn’t just happen in the front lines)

Professional burnout (because PTSD doesn’t just happen in the front lines)

Several national and local news outlets and renowned tech websites all cited a list developed by CareerCast of the 10 most stressful jobs of 2018.  #1 on the list is enlisted military personnel. We can all agree that constantly putting your life at risk all over the world counts as a major stressor.  But believe it…

PTSD doesn’t just happen in the front lines

PTSD doesn’t just happen in the front lines

This article on non-combat PTSD is the latest update in what I feel is one of my most poignant works to date. While the sources are still outdated, the content is still relevant, and I tailored the article to be more SEO-friendly. Click here to read the original in its entirety. Some news outlets and tech…

Military Mondays:  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

This is an easy one. What is really derived from NATO, the phonetic alphabet is used to convey clear and concise messages over telecommunications platforms.  Before the advent of the cel-phone, most verbal commands or inquiries had to be requested over a walkie-talkie.  You remember those right? Well, hypothetical idiot, they’re mobile telecommunications equipment, which…

Military Monday-Misconception #1:  Not everyone in the Air Force flies.

Military Monday-Misconception #1: Not everyone in the Air Force flies.

“Off we go, into the wild blue yonder, flying high, into the sun…” – Air Force Song Although the word “airmen” implies flight, not all Air Force personnel fly.  If by fly you mean control a plane, that would be a pilot, or co-pilot (usually the newbie pilot in training).   If you mean riding on…

Militarisms Monday: Introduction post

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: You best unfuck yourself or I will unscrew your head and shit down your NECK! – R. Lee Ermey (R.I.P.) Full Metal Jacket This will be the first post of a weekly set of topics dedicated to expand upon the sub-cultural elements of the military.  Topics include, but are not limited to…

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