There are so many of you out there looking for a fresh start or maybe just looking for something different. I know what's holding you bacK - you just don't KNOW what to do. Comfort truly is the enemy of progress. You think what you're doing with your life is "fine," it's "stable," it's "good enough." But what if you don't have to live your life "good enough?" 💫 Did you know the navy has part-time positions? It's called the reserves - yes, you can do this in nearly any of the communities (including medical!!). You spend 1 weekend a month serving in the navy & your M-F working in your civilian career. I can't wait to tell you all about the ways the Navy will change your life & change the lifestyle you see as "fine." Challenge yourself - DM me to ask how you can push yourself toward something new. 2018 is almost over, but it's not too late!! End the year by applying for a BIG change. 🇺🇸 .
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OF THE WEEK // “What was I thinking? Absolutely thinking about the mission, absolutely thinking about the Marines.” Capt. Brian R. Chontosh
Operation Iraqi Freedom
March 25, 2003
Award: Navy Cross
While leading his platoon north on Highway I toward Ad Diwaniyah, then-First Lieutenant Chontosh's platoon moved into a coordinated ambush of mortars, rocket propelled grenades, and automatic weapons fire. With coalition tanks blocking the road ahead, he realized his platoon was caught in a kill zone. He had his driver move the vehicle through a breach along his flank, where he was immediately taken under fire from an entrenched machine gun. Without hesitation, First Lieutenant Chontosh ordered the driver to advance directly at the enemy position enabling his .50 caliber machine gunner to silence the enemy. He then directed his driver into the enemy trench, where he exited his vehicle and began to clear the trench with an M16A2 service rifle and 9 millimeter pistol. His ammunition depleted, First Lieutenant Chontosh, with complete disregard for his safety, twice picked up discarded enemy rifles and continued his ferocious attack. When a Marine following him found an enemy rocket propelled grenade launcher, First Lieutenant Chontosh used it to destroy yet another group of enemy soldiers. When his audacious attack ended, he had cleared over 200 meters of the enemy trench, killing more than 20 enemy soldiers and wounding several others. By his outstanding display of decisive leadership, unlimited courage in the face of heavy enemy fire, and utmost devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Chontosh reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
The United States submarine USS Halibut (SSGN-587) firing a Regulus missile on March 25, 1960. The aircraft carrier behind her is the USS Lexington (CV-16). Follow us ➡️ at: @navygeneralboard for more great photos of naval history! Drop a like ❤ and tag your friends!
The journey continues to the All American Division! Once the flag was complete flying high above the state of Oregon, it traveled to Fort Bragg, North Carolina 🇺🇸 to be flown on August 7, 2018! The flag was flown in an AH-64 Apache! This is the second time the flag was flown in an Apache; the first was back in 2015 when it was flown during various tactical missions in Iraq!
We would like to give a special THANK YOU to United States Army CPT Abby Blount (@abigail_gracefit) and 1LT Lauren Smart (@lauren.alexa26) for making this incredible mission happen! These badass women are meticulously trained to fly one of the most lethal rotor wing aircraft in the United States Army and we could not be more proud of them!
Once the flag left Fort Bragg, it traveled up to Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi for its next mission to fly in a North American T6 Texan with some amazing United States Air Force pilots!
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We are all grateful Stephanie was not broken in her fall. We now see her becoming more whole: “I feel a lightness that wasn’t there before. I am able to laugh easily and often without feeling shame. I realize that joy and pain can live in the same space, without one overcoming the other. I still miss Franco more than I can ever express and it’s still hard to think about never seeing him again but that pain doesn’t rip through me like it used to. Instead of wanting to shrink away from life, I find myself reaching out to connect with people.
I don’t know how to express my gratitude to [Uuzilo] for [its] selflessness and willingness to take a stranger...and share this wild adventure and meet people who changed my heart. [Uuzilo] has given me back my song, [singing] it gently to me when I forgot the words.” #healing#travelafrica#adventure#exploremore#adventuretravel#outdoorlife#motorcycle#usnavy#navy#veteran#namibia#africa#strength#PTSD#grief#trauma#experientialrecovery#uuzilo @teamdangercurves @teamdangercurves