Watch the video. I’m sure you probably hear the same type of speeches being said around the water jug at a typical work place…..not. These warriors get paid less than the majority of those in the average work place, spend the most time away from their families, and continue to protect the nation.
Regardless of what profession you are in or the level you are at no one is perfect and if you stay at something long enough you will fail some time. Some will fail bigger than others. Some will get back on the horse. Some won’t ever see the light of day.
Being a Marine isn’t skin deep and Semper Fidelis (Latin for Always Faithful) isn’t just a saying, it’s a way of life. From the initial hours of boot camp the Marine Corps begins to seep into your veins and stays in it forever. Once a Marine always a Marine.
When you’re steely eyed warriors go into harm’s way they are trained and given everything they need to succeed. Sometimes Marines find themselves in harm’s way and other times, more often than not they find themselves in Hells way. Those that go forward on the pointy end of the spear know the risks. They know the sacrifices that may wait them yet they go anyway.
President Obama presented the Medal of Honor today to a Marine who saved 36 lives after an ambush in Afghanistan two years ago.
Servicemembers are unique creatures. They adapt in unstable situations, create opportunities in unknown situations and maintain readiness to help those in need, repel an attack or take the fight to those that need a butt kicking.
Some of you know that I was recently "retired" as the 162 Fighter Wing Commander.
The decision was made by Brig Gen Mike Colangelo, the Arizona Air Commander, who replaced me because he "just wants to change the culture at the 162nd" -- not for cause or performance or any other reason.
September 11th. The day that changed America. It was one of America’s worse days and one of our best days. Now, ten years later what three words describe Sept 11 to you and what image do you remember the most?
"We stood there and looked at it for a second and went about our ways," William "Billy" Eisengrein told ABCNews.com.