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Budget cuts and a shrinking military


With us engaged in two wars, the terrorism threat no less than Sept 11th, the Chinese building advanced long range fighter aircraft and soon to launch its first ever aircraft carrier that will change the world power levels, is this really the time you  would want to be making cuts in the defense section? Seriously? Many of the cuts will come from what they call “unneeded, duplicative and obsolete programs and administrative overhead."

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Be grateful for what you have


Be grateful for what you have because in a blink of an eye it could all change. Your warriors deployed continuously experience third world countries culture and life cycle that would put most Americans in a hurt locker if they had to live that one for even a day. The catastrophic bitching that would commence if a neighbourhood didn’t have running water would be astronomical.  Going without some of the many luxuries we have today would grind most people mentally and physically to a halt. I’m not even talking about your precious iPhone, I’m talking about your oven and heating source.


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Tough guys making tough decisions

During my tour in Ramadi Iraq, it wasn’t uncommon to meet warriors still serving on active duty with prosthetics. If a warrior can pass the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT) they can serve in the Marine Corps. Boot ties and duct taped to a robotic leg accompanied one Marine I met in Ramadi. Another Lieutenant passes by on a running path while I was in Camp Lejeune with his prosthetic leg. One Marine with two amputated arms became a martial arts instructor in Quantico with a quadruple amputee Marine kept his sanity with the help of a strong Marine wife.

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