Life as a War Veteran

veteranIn today’s show, I would like to do my part in honoring all war veterans of our great country. Thank you for your sacrifice for you gave your all for the good of our nation. I perfectly understand how a veteran’s life is like. I have several thoughts and reflections going through my minds. I served in the military for almost 3 years and in those years I managed to earn a rank of a Sargent. I spent many days of my life carrying an oversized rucksack in the field as a light fighter. I’m grateful to God that during my years of service there were no military conflict.

What veterans’ experience, combat or none is a long period of extended absence from security, comfort, breaks and our families as well. For example, the marines spend seven months on deployment while army is about twice the marine, but the only difference is that they do not go as often. This means that a veteran spends better parts of their lives dealing with the same people day after day. No change, no break, you work with them, eat with them, and sleep with them. If you cannot stand them…poor you!

What most people don’t know is that the life altering decision to join the military comes with much that has never been heard by the general public. Much of the commitments are both physically, mentally, and emotionally life altering. Majority of veterans carry their memories deep in their minds, some share with friends and families but many do not share the memories and experiences with anyone. So, what does it mean to be a veteran?

Being a veteran means lying in your bedroom all night, and you are as afraid as an 12 years old, sleeping without the knowledge that you are shipping off to a new destination to start your career as a military.

A veteran life is all about having your heart beat beyond its maximum heart beat rate as the first drill instructor steps into the bus screaming at an octave that you have never heard before, telling you that you have 10 seconds to get out of the bus and line up.

It also means sitting in Korea during a ten days field exercise, and then waking up in a snowstorm, losing all your feel of movement sensation and abilities on your feet for up to 5 hours from having a marginal frostbite.

As a veteran, you usually have surgery on your right knee from a gold ball sized blood clot that you proudly got when practicing hand combat with a platoon.

Veterans usually have countless nights and years of adventure stories regarding their wild drinking and partying all over the pacific. This at time leads to borderline alcoholism as a young adult.

Being a veteran means feeling joy, pride, exhilaration, and gratification of getting back into the service and stationed in one of the best divisions.

It feels good once you decide to leave military, not because you hate the service, but because you need to rest. I searched for a resume writing service because I was not good in writing. Seeing a sample resumes help me in crafting a good CV to secure a well-paying job in another industry. Here is a resume example for truck driver. A veteran can even take a career in veterinarian and be an expert in pet keeping, gain enough experience and be able to offer pet food recommendation to the starters.

Seeing American flag on 4th of July and Memorial Day feels me with great joy. This makes me feel that even if my body was riddled with aches and pains, I would still do it over and over again. Why? Because as a veteran, one loves the country and we are always very proud of it. Our past, present, and future military members need to be honored for the sacrifice they make for our great nation.

 

Outdoor Gear Talk – from a war veteran

Individuals who are interested in tactical gear should get information from the most informed source possible. Who knows more about tactical ea than a war veteran? This gentleman was on my radio show and I got the chance to interview him. This was not just any veteran, but a veteran from a highly trained and elite squad a special forces veteran. This is an individual who has gotten specialized military training.

BFvestOne of the most important in terms of military gear is a bullet proof vest. This flack vest is one of the many things that individuals need to make sure they have the options they need when they are looking for technical gear that can help protect them from harm. It is critical to have the right kind of vest. Don’t skimp on a flack jacket or vest as this is your premium protection.

Your boots also should be good military issue boots or you could purchase Magnum boots if you want to upgrade your gear and have some really premium boots. The important thing is not to skimp on the gear. You want gear that is going to last and be something that can withstand a variety of conditions. You should also have a kerchief. Using a kerchief is important and if it is orange it can double as a signalling device. A list of your personal prescriptions including over the counter prescriptions. You should also take eyeglasses or personal prescription and goggles. You will need flashlights including a snakelight, and penlight. Get a watch or small clock and make sure you can take advantage of your options. Make sure that you have blankets which will come in handy or sleeping on the ground. You should also carry ID cards for all of the agencies you are registered with.

A first aid kit is part of the equipment you will need, and if you are in area where snakes are a problem. A snake bite kit is one o the essential things you need need and can take advantage of when you are getting the gear you need. Make sure you have your cap, vest, name badge and all of this apparel.


Make sure you have a GPS, compass and some of the other items that you need. need. Take a gasoline power water pump that has the suction you need. Make sure you have a battery power supply for all your devices. It is necessary and something that you will need to stay safe. A tent and sleeping bag a also essential as are warm socks and underwear. Work gloves should also be used. Rain gear including a poncho are also necessary. Make sure you have a good kanteen, and a good bottle for water. You can good recommendations for most of the item mentioned about from outdooraid.com. While you are at it make sue you have Rum as one of the things you can drink to enjoy yourself. If you are not sure which rum to get, click here to learn about different types of rum.

That’s it! everything you need to go out in the field. We have great positive feedback fro listeners and we will continue our special series talking about tactical knowledge. stay tune!

Check out 3 of my favorite iTunes Radios

radioI started listening to iTunes radios a few years ago and I never stopped! It’s really addictive, because you can get in touch with radios all over the world and you can find virtually anything you want to listen to.
But, as happy as I am with the diversity of radios, I do confess I have a few favorites that I listen to more often. To be more exact, there are 3 favorite radios: NPR, 1 Jazz Radio and 1 News Radio. I’ll tell you a bit about each of those three, and I expect you to listen it at least once!

NPR was the first news provider on iTunes Radio, and they started to broadcast online on March 24th this year. The company also said that they expect to offer a different and expanded listening experience on the iTunes’ radio system. They said this new listening experience is going to bring content to the local stations seamlessly. Continue reading