I don’t miss the military life for one second. Ok, maybe I do sometimes. It’s been about a year since I “retired,” and I still have no regrets. I feel I always have to emphasize this point because, as I’ve said before, it isn’t a retirement but rather a transition from being in to NOT… Continue reading A year after the military
I think I should be by now. It’s been over a year since I’ve was relieved of duty to the United States Air Force. I’ve been told not to call it a retirement because that implies that I no longer need to work. For a select group of retirees, that is not the case. I… Continue reading Am I over military ‘retirement?’
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… Continue reading Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
“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… Continue reading Military Monday-Misconception #1: Not everyone in the Air Force flies.
So, this is where I get serious. As a former member of the U.S. Armed Forces, I’m honored to have my country as best I could. Anyone who enlisted, or commissioned, for a significant amount of time and has not incurred any disabilities is either very lucky, or unnecessarily hiding this fact. For the rest… Continue reading Veterans Friday: Introductory post
Hello Peter, whats happening? Ummm, I’m gonna need you to go ahead come in tomorrow. So if you could be here around 9 that would be great, mmmk… oh oh! and I almost forgot ahh, I’m also gonna need you to go ahead and come in on Sunday too, kay. We ahh lost some people… Continue reading Training Tuesday: Introductory 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… Continue reading Militarisms Monday: Introduction post
Welps, it happened. I was relieved of duty about a week ago, but I’m not officially out of the United States Air Force until May 1. But as long as I don’t go doing something stupid like robbing a bank and taking the Tide-Pod challenge, I should be OK to relax. via GIPHY So now… Continue reading Relieved of duty 30 March 2018
I can’t tell you if “different, or more of the same” is from the Game of Thrones TV show or one of the [A] Song of Ice and Fire books, but it is a line that Jon Snow tells to Daenerys Targaryen when asked whether or not to use her dragons on Kings Landing. On… Continue reading Different, or more of the same?
In roughly two months, I’ll be retired from the United States Air Force. I actually learned about it earlier but I didn’t want to write about it until now. In fact, I would like to make it my new career. But then I wonder, what makes now different from before. Will I actually stick to… Continue reading Almost at the end