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Aug 31, 2018 09:04:10   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
Living in a Military Town ------ ( A True Story )

Eglin Joint Base Command located near Ft. Walton, Florida, is presently the largest Military Complex in the world and encompasses a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval Warfare units, and the 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army Rangers.

My home is exactly 5 miles outside the main gate of Eglin AFB

Most folks in the USA don't live in a Military Town, with lots of guys in uniform walking the streets and jets overhead daily. They go on with their lives unaware of what a Military Town is all about. And that's OK... but I want to share with you what it's like to live in a Military Town. We see guys in uniform all the time, we have state of the art, high-performance aircraft in the air nearby all day long. We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM when an F-22 or F-35 streaks over the house... and we read in the local paper, some times daily, but at least weekly, of the loss of one of our own in combat in the Middle East.

And that is what brings me to the reason for this email.

Staff Sergeant Mark DeAlencar was 37 years old, had a family and was a Green Beret with the 7th Army Special Forces stationed here in the Fort Walton area. He was killed on April 8, 201 8 , while fighting the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan. In January of this year, he was deployed for the second time to Afghanistan. He promised his adopted daughter, Octavia, that he would be home for her High School Graduation. He didn't make it. But she went to graduation anyway. And, in the audience, in full Parade Dress Uniform, were eighty (80) US 7th Armed Special Forces soldiers from her dad's unit. Additionally, they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them, as well.

And, as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to receive her diploma THEY ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP. And, when she was presented her diploma they ALL CHEERED, CLAPPED, WHISTLED... and YES, CRIED. Everyone in attendance then stood up and cried and cheered. Octavia had graduated and yes she had lost her Dad... but she had 80 other DADS to stand there with her and take his place. I just wanted to share this moment with you... and remind you that THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN A MILITARY TOWN. This is the real America we all love... and I'm proud to be part of it. May God bless our men in uniform and their families who give so much.

And those do-nothing, accomplishment-less, shameless, extremely overpaid, punk sports figures who are so proud of their juvenile take-a-knee crap... Are you taking a knee or standing with these men that stood for a daughter???

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Aug 31, 2018 09:26:54   #
byronglimish (a regular here)
 
lindajoy wrote:
Living in a Military Town ------ ( A True Story )

Eglin Joint Base Command located near Ft. Walton, Florida, is presently the largest Military Complex in the world and encompasses a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval Warfare units, and the 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army Rangers.

My home is exactly 5 miles outside the main gate of Eglin AFB

Most folks in the USA don't live in a Military Town, with lots of guys in uniform walking the streets and jets overhead daily. They go on with their lives unaware of what a Military Town is all about. And that's OK... but I want to share with you what it's like to live in a Military Town. We see guys in uniform all the time, we have state of the art, high-performance aircraft in the air nearby all day long. We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM when an F-22 or F-35 streaks over the house... and we read in the local paper, some times daily, but at least weekly, of the loss of one of our own in combat in the Middle East.

And that is what brings me to the reason for this email.

Staff Sergeant Mark DeAlencar was 37 years old, had a family and was a Green Beret with the 7th Army Special Forces stationed here in the Fort Walton area. He was killed on April 8, 201 8 , while fighting the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan. In January of this year, he was deployed for the second time to Afghanistan. He promised his adopted daughter, Octavia, that he would be home for her High School Graduation. He didn't make it. But she went to graduation anyway. And, in the audience, in full Parade Dress Uniform, were eighty (80) US 7th Armed Special Forces soldiers from her dad's unit. Additionally, they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them, as well.

And, as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to receive her diploma THEY ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP. And, when she was presented her diploma they ALL CHEERED, CLAPPED, WHISTLED... and YES, CRIED. Everyone in attendance then stood up and cried and cheered. Octavia had graduated and yes she had lost her Dad... but she had 80 other DADS to stand there with her and take his place. I just wanted to share this moment with you... and remind you that THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN A MILITARY TOWN. This is the real America we all love... and I'm proud to be part of it. May God bless our men in uniform and their families who give so much.

And those do-nothing, accomplishment-less, shameless, extremely overpaid, punk sports figures who are so proud of their juvenile take-a-knee crap... Are you taking a knee or standing with these men that stood for a daughter???
Living in a Military Town ------ ( A True Story )... (show quote)



Thank you Linda, that brought some tears to my eyes. Have you ever heard Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms?

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Aug 31, 2018 09:31:18   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
byronglimish wrote:
Thank you Linda, that brought some tears to my eyes. Have you ever heard Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms?


Loved the band know the song well..
Fitting it is..~~

https://youtu.be/Wu4oy1IRTh8

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Aug 31, 2018 09:49:30   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
lindajoy wrote:
Living in a Military Town ------ ( A True Story )

Eglin Joint Base Command located near Ft. Walton, Florida, is presently the largest Military Complex in the world and encompasses a large contingent of Air Force units, Naval Warfare units, and the 7th Army Special Forces and 6th Army Rangers.

My home is exactly 5 miles outside the main gate of Eglin AFB

Most folks in the USA don't live in a Military Town, with lots of guys in uniform walking the streets and jets overhead daily. They go on with their lives unaware of what a Military Town is all about. And that's OK... but I want to share with you what it's like to live in a Military Town. We see guys in uniform all the time, we have state of the art, high-performance aircraft in the air nearby all day long. We hear the SOUND OF FREEDOM when an F-22 or F-35 streaks over the house... and we read in the local paper, some times daily, but at least weekly, of the loss of one of our own in combat in the Middle East.

And that is what brings me to the reason for this email.

Staff Sergeant Mark DeAlencar was 37 years old, had a family and was a Green Beret with the 7th Army Special Forces stationed here in the Fort Walton area. He was killed on April 8, 201 8 , while fighting the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan. In January of this year, he was deployed for the second time to Afghanistan. He promised his adopted daughter, Octavia, that he would be home for her High School Graduation. He didn't make it. But she went to graduation anyway. And, in the audience, in full Parade Dress Uniform, were eighty (80) US 7th Armed Special Forces soldiers from her dad's unit. Additionally, they brought THEIR FAMILIES to be with them, as well.

And, as Octavia ascended the steps to the stage to receive her diploma THEY ALL SILENTLY STOOD UP. And, when she was presented her diploma they ALL CHEERED, CLAPPED, WHISTLED... and YES, CRIED. Everyone in attendance then stood up and cried and cheered. Octavia had graduated and yes she had lost her Dad... but she had 80 other DADS to stand there with her and take his place. I just wanted to share this moment with you... and remind you that THIS IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LIVE IN A MILITARY TOWN. This is the real America we all love... and I'm proud to be part of it. May God bless our men in uniform and their families who give so much.

And those do-nothing, accomplishment-less, shameless, extremely overpaid, punk sports figures who are so proud of their juvenile take-a-knee crap... Are you taking a knee or standing with these men that stood for a daughter???
Living in a Military Town ------ ( A True Story )... (show quote)


Amen and Amen very good lindajoy thanks for that post,

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Aug 31, 2018 10:02:07   #
slatten49 (a regular here)
 
Thank you, L-J.

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Aug 31, 2018 10:14:20   #
rafterman
 
This is a heartwarming article, something that hits very close to home. As a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer I often get these two questions posed to me by civilians. 1st, What is it that you miss most about the military? My answer is and always has been WITHOUT HESITATION - the people. Forget your rank; forget your time in service; when push comes to shove, if something happens to you, there is ALWAYS someone backing you up. Today, whenever I see anyone in uniform, I feel prideful that I once served on active duty with them. While I am not on active duty with them today, my heart and mind are always with them. I'm going to add - My wife feels the same way. The 2nd question is, What is the difference between the military and civilians? My answer is always - From my own personal experience of 25 years working with civilians after 21 years in the military, I found civilians to be back stabbers. And, contrary to popular belief, the military is not filled with a bunch of robots. In the military, you are expected to be flexible; or as the Clint Eastwood character Gunny Highway said in the 1986 movie HEARTBREAK RIDGE, "improvise". In the civilian world, any attempt to improvise is met with - Managers would say - Just do what I tell you to do; your peers would be on the phone telling your manager of your transgression. So, the main difference is in the military you could always trust; with civilians I learned to never trust, which always caused descension and corruption. I finally started my own consulting business and my company motto was "Someone you can always trust". It was easy to live up to because I did it for so long.

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Aug 31, 2018 18:15:15   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
bahmer wrote:
Amen and Amen very good lindajoy thanks for that post,


I Thank You Bahmer and give Thanks for all of our service men or women..

Our freedom comes at their cost..God Bless them all....



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Aug 31, 2018 18:38:46   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
slatten49 wrote:
Thank you, L-J.


Your Welcome, slatt..

True stories of our warriors just can’t be silenced...

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Aug 31, 2018 18:40:20   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
lindajoy wrote:
I Thank You Bahmer and give Thanks for all of our service men or women..

Our freedom comes at their cost..God Bless them all....


Were you a juror on a trial this past week?

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Aug 31, 2018 18:52:15   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
rafterman wrote:
This is a heartwarming article, something that hits very close to home. As a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer I often get these two questions posed to me by civilians. 1st, What is it that you miss most about the military? My answer is and always has been WITHOUT HESITATION - the people. Forget your rank; forget your time in service; when push comes to shove, if something happens to you, there is ALWAYS someone backing you up. Today, whenever I see anyone in uniform, I feel prideful that I once served on active duty with them. While I am not on active duty with them today, my heart and mind are always with them. I'm going to add - My wife feels the same way. The 2nd question is, What is the difference between the military and civilians? My answer is always - From my own personal experience of 25 years working with civilians after 21 years in the military, I found civilians to be back stabbers. And, contrary to popular belief, the military is not filled with a bunch of robots. In the military, you are expected to be flexible; or as the Clint Eastwood character Gunny Highway said in the 1986 movie HEARTBREAK RIDGE, "improvise". In the civilian world, any attempt to improvise is met with - Managers would say - Just do what I tell you to do; your peers would be on the phone telling your manager of your transgression. So, the main difference is in the military you could always trust; with civilians I learned to never trust, which always caused descension and corruption. I finally started my own consulting business and my company motto was "Someone you can always trust". It was easy to live up to because I did it for so long.
This is a heartwarming article, something that hit... (show quote)


Thank You for your service, rafterman...

Fully understand that code of all military.. Branch does not matter it is those you know would always be there, no exception!!!

Wouldn’t it be so much better if civilians carried that same code of honor ....

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Aug 31, 2018 18:54:13   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
bahmer wrote:
Were you a juror on a trial this past week?


No, I was assisting the trial lawyer on the defense side.....Antitrust case...

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Aug 31, 2018 18:56:34   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
lindajoy wrote:
No, I was assisting the trial lawyer on the defense side.....Antitrust case...


Oh your a lawyer then. Cool

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Aug 31, 2018 19:14:52   #
lindajoy (a regular here)
 
bahmer wrote:
Oh your a lawyer then. Cool


No, i do paralegal reasearch, prep witnesses, format evidence, hi lite the deposition points we want to bring into the record, argue motions in chambers because Im the one that has prepared them etc,mmmm. So yes I’m an atty .. lololololll...

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Sep 1, 2018 09:59:51   #
bahmer (a regular here)
 
lindajoy wrote:
No, i do paralegal reasearch, prep witnesses, format evidence, hi lite the deposition points we want to bring into the record, argue motions in chambers because Im the one that has prepared them etc,mmmm. So yes I’m an atty .. lololololll...


I thought so. All women are after they get married.

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Sep 1, 2018 12:39:21   #
Mike Easterday
 
Thanks for posting this !

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