Monthly Archives: July 2012

Why I Joined: From a Young Naval Officer

By Allie Proff When I was young, I loved stories about heroes. Greek demigods, shining knights, or caped crusaders, it didn’t matter to me. I loved how strong they were; not always physically but definitely courageous in standing up and … Continue reading

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Education Advice for People Thinking of Joining the Military and New Recruits

By Peter Sessum I initially wrote this for tumblr, but thought it could be useful information to be shared on the website. After seeing a few questions being asked about education benefits in the military, I thought I would throw … Continue reading

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Military Leadership part 3: Stories Out at Sea

By: Sean Peters Date-time group: 211831Z MAR 88 Location: 2102N5 15807W1 – Pearl Harbor OPAREAS Scene 1: USS Brewton (FF 1086) operations office. ENS Peters, the Electronics Material Officer (EMO) is having a discussion his department head, LT Brown (OPS), … Continue reading

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Not All Military Losses Are in Combat, But All Are Remembered

By: Sean Peters Reprinted with permission from his Tumblr account. I’ve been meaning to post this for some time but I haven’t done it because it’s hard. Some of y’all have posted your stories of loss and how it’s affected … Continue reading

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OPSEC, You Are Doing It Wrong

By: Peter Sessum OPSEC, or Operations Security, is a very important thing in the military. Most people in the military have a good understanding of it, but the friends and families of military personnel often don’t get it. Most of … Continue reading

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Why We Like to Shoot

By: Peter Sessum When I talk about wanting to go shooting there is always someone that looks down on it. I usually just walk away when they start to talk about how can I enjoy something so destructive. I don’t … Continue reading

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Horace Greasley, Surviving WWII Like a Boss

By: Peter Sessum The title of Greatest Generation is given to everyone who fought in WWII. Liberating the world from tyranny was not an easy feat and serving with men of such high caliber it is difficult to stand out. … Continue reading

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Political Correctness Does Not Belong on the Frontline

By: Peter Sessum There is a vicious, misogynistic attack against Muslim women involving the U.S. Navy and it needs to stop. Women who are almost universally believed to be oppressed by their culture are being attacked in a way they … Continue reading

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The Rain God, BOB and the Infantryman’s Relationship With the Weather

By: Peter Sessum There is a saying in the Infantry, “If it ain’t raining, it ain’t training, if ain’t snowing, we ain’t going.” Okay not exactly profound I know and the only ones I have heard say it with any … Continue reading

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When Did Honorable Service Stop Being Enough?

By: Peter Sessum With the Supreme Court striking down the Stolen Valor Act and people like Tim Poe making national headlines I have to wonder, when did serving with honor stop being good enough? I know that it sounds cooler … Continue reading

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