Author: Jacob

5 Things to Master Before Training

Depending on what kind of knowledge and experience you have had with the military, when you first join you may have encountered a world of acronyms, skills, and cultural assets that you weren’t aware existed.  There are so many things to learn!  The majority of your basic, most foundational skills and information will be taught to you at your first training, whether thats basic training, boot camp, an officer school, etc. However, you don’t have to wait until you get to this training to start learning!  There are several things you can work on ahead of time, and, trust...

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5 Lesser-Known Bible Passages to Combat Anxiety

It is time for midterms over here, which means that my average blood pressure goes up a little. Even if you are not a student, anxiety can be a heavy weight that can bring you to a grinding halt if you try to carry it for too long. If you clicked on this article, you probably know that unsettled emotions can prevent you from sleeping, make you edgy or irritable, or simply unpleasant to be around. When I begin to realize that I am experiencing anxiety, fear, or large amounts of stress, I like to review these five verses...

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6 Ways to Love Your Wife From Afar

Any of us guys in the military will be quick to agree we appreciate our wives/girlfriends holding down the fort while we are away at training or deployment, but sometimes it’s hard to express that to her, especially from a distance.  We get tired, we get busy, we get focused, and sometimes it’s just plain difficult to think of a new way to say “I love you” from miles and miles away. Well, here are some ideas to help you out in expressing your love and appreciation even while gone.  Many of them can be done anywhere in the world...

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Sunglasses from GlassesUSA.com

When I got the opportunity to pick some glasses from GlassesUSA.com, Emileigh suggested I get some nice ones to go with my uniform.  Being nicer than the glasses I usually buy, I thought that would be a good call.  Looking extra professional while in uniform is always a win. There are some regulations for glasses that can be worn while in uniform, though, so they had to meet that.  Air Force regulations state: 6.3.2.1. Eyeglasses and sunglasses may have conservative ornamentation on nonprescription sunglasses or eyeglasses, frames may be black or brown material or gold or silver wire. Brand...

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Becoming a Better Runner

Whether you are getting ready for a PT test or just trying to get into shape, running can be an important part. My coach back in the day used to tell us that you couldn’t fake being a good runner because it takes time and hark work. Although you’ve got to give it time to be a good runner, that doesn’t mean you can’t be efficient about it, too.  These tips will not shave a minute off your mile time, but they will help you avoid some common mistakes. Start today Sometimes the hardest part of running is taking the...

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