A year after the military

Why so serious, me?

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

Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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… Continue reading Military Mondays: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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

Icarus by ReyeD33 @ DeviantArt

“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.

Veterans Friday: Introductory post

image from woundedwarriorproject.org

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

Training Tuesday: 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

Militarisms Monday: Introduction post

Full Metal Jacket's Gunnery Sergeant Hartman shows no mercy. Credit: www.film-grab.com

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

Almost at the end

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