crossfitters:

Christmas Abbott Come to #flexinthecity THIS WEEKEND at the #nyc armory and meet me! Be sure to use the code “CHRISTMAS” when purchasing your ticket for any #flexinthecity event. I’ll be there Saturday April 19th MC’in and meet and greeting! 

wheniwake:

Good girl.




vittyyluvscookies:

Adventures of a pet AT AT walker 



the-revanite-leader:

redshirtskill:

I was shopping at JoAnnes and this little boy was behind me looking at how-to-draw-super-heroes books, and he just starts complaining loudly “they TOTALLY drew Luke Skywalker wrong! and he’s not even a SUPER HERO! AND HIS LIGHTSABER. IS. BLUE!” then he stomped away. made my day

You’ve gotta love the younglings when it comes to Star Wars.






theonus:

hng

(Source: weaponslover)




tailpipe11:

                                                  Posthumously

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, U.S.C., awards the Air Force Cross to Tech. Sgt. John A. Chapman for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy of the United States as a 24th Special Tactics Squadron combat controller in the vicinity of Gardez, in the eastern highlands of Afghanistan, on 4 March 2002. On this date, during his helicopter insertion for a reconnaissance and time-sensitive targeting close-air support mission, Sgt. Chapman’s aircraft came under heavy machine gun fire and received a direct hit from a rocket-propelled grenade which caused a United States Navy sea-air-land team member to fall from the aircraft. Though heavily damaged, the aircraft egressed the area and made an emergency landing seven kilometers away. Once on the ground Sgt. Chapman established communication with an AC-130 gunship to insure the area was secure while providing close-air support coverage for the entire team. He then directed the gunship to begin the search for the missing team member. He requested, coordinated and controlled the helicopter that extracted the stranded team and aircrew members. These actions limited the exposure of the aircrew and team to hostile fire. Without regard for his own life Sgt. Chapman volunteered to rescue his missing team member from an enemy stronghold. Shortly after insertion, the team made contact with the enemy. Sgt. Chapman engaged and killed two enemy personnel. He continued to advance, reaching the enemy position, then engaged a second enemy position, a dug-in machine gun nest. At this time the rescue team came under effective enemy fire from three directions. From close range, Sgt. Chapman exchanged fire with the enemy from minimum personal cover until he succumbed to multiple wounds. His engagement and destruction of the first enemy position and advancement on the second enemy position enabled his team to move to cover and break enemy contact. In his own words, his Navy sea-air-land team leader credits Sgt. Chapman unequivocally with saving the lives of the entire rescue team.Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, and the dedication to the service of his country, Sgt. Chapman reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.


John Chapman’s father recalls his last conversationwith his son:

"It was March 1, four days before he died. He called, and I heard that, ‘Hey ole man,’" Gene Chapman said as his eyes began filling with tears. "I told him ‘what are you calling me for? I told you to talk to Val and the kids if you could call.’ He said, ‘I took care of that. I only have a minute and a half, and I just wanted to hear your voice.’ That was the last time I talked with him."


tailpipe11:

It’s officially “Full Beard Friday-Military”

thre3ring:

combat controller


recce5brav0:

INFIL_EXFIL - Level Zero Heroes

If you haven’t seen INFIL_EXFIL yet, it’s a raw look at MARSOC Special Operations Team 8222’s account of their experience in Bala Murghab Valley.

It is also a firsthand look at PTSD and how it affects the Special Operations community.

If you haven’t checked it out, you should.

Plus, it’s MARSOC as fuck.



dailyapocalypse:

[Updated & Completed Until S5, Spoilers Up to 4x16] Character Status Charthttp://dailyapocalypse.tumblr.com/


militaryarmament:

Marines with the Maritime Raid Force, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, engages targets during a live fire training exercise aboard the USS Makin Island as part of Amphibious Squadron Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT) off the coast of San Diego, April 12.