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  • Doesn’t get any better then getting to spend a few days with some great group of guys. To  helping raise some funds for them and others to go in the outdoors and take life changing trips and hunts to remember.
The Ram head auctioned off Saturday night and brought $14,000! 
Very fortunate and honored to help Wounded Warrior Outdoors in anyway that helps others. #marine #usmc #combat #veteran #grunt #wood #woodwork #xviicarvings #brotherhood
  • Doesn’t get any better then getting to spend a few days with some great group of guys. To helping raise some funds for them and others to go in the outdoors and take life changing trips and hunts to remember.
    The Ram head auctioned off Saturday night and brought $14,000!
    Very fortunate and honored to help Wounded Warrior Outdoors in anyway that helps others. #marine #usmc #combat #veteran #grunt #wood #woodwork #xviicarvings #brotherhood

  •  6  0  10 hours ago
  • What VA question do you have that you haven't been able to get answered?!⁣
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Or type of VA claim which has given you the most trouble?!⁣
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Leave your questions below and I'll answer!
  • What VA question do you have that you haven't been able to get answered?!⁣

    Or type of VA claim which has given you the most trouble?!⁣

    Leave your questions below and I'll answer!

  •  1  1  10 hours ago
  • Good to be home and back with my two favorite ladies.
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#home
#mamadukes
and the #nerd
  • Good to be home and back with my two favorite ladies.
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    #home
    #mamadukes
    and the #nerd

  •  35  7  10 hours ago
  • Last year I set a goal to ride 3,000 miles. Reached my goal plus a little. It was not easy for me. Even “just” 3,000 miles meant leaving work early during the week and working late on nights that I didn’t ride. I had to average 60 miles a week, but some weeks I didn’t get to ride at all. I had a few weeks that I rode over 100 miles, I think the highest was around 140 miles in a week. I saw personal gains in my riding strength, and took a few nasty falls. Get back up and get after it, it’s worth it. Set a goal. Big or small, but always make it achievable. Set it just outside what you KNOW you can do and push yourself to dig a little deeper to reach the goal.  If your goals are unrealistic it will just make you quit or feel like you failed. Dig in for 2020, set some kind of personal goal that you CAN and WILL achieve, and get out there and get it done. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits. See you on the trail!!!!! #goalsetting #success #challengeyourlimits #youcandoit #sjogrenssyndrome #onekidney #celiac #veteran #achieveyourgoals #ificanyoucan #whatsyourexcuse
  • Last year I set a goal to ride 3,000 miles. Reached my goal plus a little. It was not easy for me. Even “just” 3,000 miles meant leaving work early during the week and working late on nights that I didn’t ride. I had to average 60 miles a week, but some weeks I didn’t get to ride at all. I had a few weeks that I rode over 100 miles, I think the highest was around 140 miles in a week. I saw personal gains in my riding strength, and took a few nasty falls. Get back up and get after it, it’s worth it. Set a goal. Big or small, but always make it achievable. Set it just outside what you KNOW you can do and push yourself to dig a little deeper to reach the goal. If your goals are unrealistic it will just make you quit or feel like you failed. Dig in for 2020, set some kind of personal goal that you CAN and WILL achieve, and get out there and get it done. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits. See you on the trail!!!!! #goalsetting #success #challengeyourlimits #youcandoit #sjogrenssyndrome #onekidney #celiac #veteran #achieveyourgoals #ificanyoucan #whatsyourexcuse

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  • Whoop whoop!! We go this 2020 Alpina B7 booked for next week for some Kavaca Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Pro! Our first B7 of the year!! 🙌🏼
  • Whoop whoop!! We go this 2020 Alpina B7 booked for next week for some Kavaca Paint Protection Film and Ceramic Pro! Our first B7 of the year!! 🙌🏼

  •  3  1  10 hours ago
  • It is with sadness that today we laid my great-uncle Vincent Mormino to rest. #RIP
It is also with great happiness that I can say he lived a full life to the age of 99 years old. He was the last of my grandmother's siblings. My uncle Vincent was a World War II veteran of the United  states Air Force. 
Thank you United States Air Force for coming out to honor my uncle today. ❤ 🇺🇸
Thank you for your service to our country Uncle Vincent!
May you rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ for all of eternity. 
I love you, 
your great niece Angela
#USAF #veteran #worldwarII #chicago #sicilian
#greatuncle #family #USA
  • It is with sadness that today we laid my great-uncle Vincent Mormino to rest. #RIP
    It is also with great happiness that I can say he lived a full life to the age of 99 years old. He was the last of my grandmother's siblings. My uncle Vincent was a World War II veteran of the United states Air Force.
    Thank you United States Air Force for coming out to honor my uncle today. ❤ 🇺🇸
    Thank you for your service to our country Uncle Vincent!
    May you rest in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ for all of eternity.
    I love you,
    your great niece Angela
    #USAF #veteran #worldwarII #chicago #sicilian
    #greatuncle #family #USA

  •  2  0  10 hours ago
  • As far as trainers go, we don’t need to look like powerlifters or bodybuilders... but we should avoid hypocrisy. Everything we ask our clients to do, we should be doing for ourselves because we know it’s what’s needed. 
If we aren’t dedicating ourselves to our goals and learning, should we be taking care of other’s fitness/wellness/goals? @markcolesm10 recently posted about it and couldn’t agree more. . . .
#motivateyourself #growth
  • As far as trainers go, we don’t need to look like powerlifters or bodybuilders... but we should avoid hypocrisy. Everything we ask our clients to do, we should be doing for ourselves because we know it’s what’s needed.
    If we aren’t dedicating ourselves to our goals and learning, should we be taking care of other’s fitness/wellness/goals? @markcolesm10 recently posted about it and couldn’t agree more. . . .
    #motivateyourself #growth

  •  29  3  10 hours ago
  • #tbt ARTICLE: They're Still There, Until They Aren't⠀
And then, completely out of the blue, he was more honest.⠀
“Actually. We’re all having a rough time, even if we’re pretending we are fine. I thought it would  be good to catch up, because maybe - we can all talk about it.”⠀
This kind of message is pretty rare in the Veteran community. As much as we go on about having a support network and communicating about the hard shit, it isn’t very often that you get a message that honestly says it how it is:⠀
We are all having a rough time, even if we are pretending we aren’t.⠀
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Follow the link in our bio to read more!⠀
Train Smart. Train Hard.
  • #tbt ARTICLE: They're Still There, Until They Aren't⠀
    And then, completely out of the blue, he was more honest.⠀
    “Actually. We’re all having a rough time, even if we’re pretending we are fine. I thought it would be good to catch up, because maybe - we can all talk about it.”⠀
    This kind of message is pretty rare in the Veteran community. As much as we go on about having a support network and communicating about the hard shit, it isn’t very often that you get a message that honestly says it how it is:⠀
    We are all having a rough time, even if we are pretending we aren’t.⠀
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    Follow the link in our bio to read more!⠀
    Train Smart. Train Hard.

  •  17  1  10 hours ago
  • 👨🏽‍✈️Two Air Force Veterans that just so happen to go to the same tech school, stationed at the same home base and worked the same job.
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Only difference is he was ther in 69 and I was there in 2000. I’m grateful for the conversations, your honorable service, and becoming brothers from a different time.
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No matter the era, no matter the race, it’s up to us all to unite as one and keep our past history’s legacies alive as we continue building our own!
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#jordansupino #thecancerkiller #concentrixfit #veteran #airforce #beardkings
  • 👨🏽‍✈️Two Air Force Veterans that just so happen to go to the same tech school, stationed at the same home base and worked the same job.
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    Only difference is he was ther in 69 and I was there in 2000. I’m grateful for the conversations, your honorable service, and becoming brothers from a different time.
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    No matter the era, no matter the race, it’s up to us all to unite as one and keep our past history’s legacies alive as we continue building our own!
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    #jordansupino #thecancerkiller #concentrixfit #veteran #airforce #beardkings

  •  28  2  10 hours ago
  • One step closer and feeling fine
Getting better one day at a time
I'm moving forward it's all in my mind
I'm heading talk with a new stay to mine
So I hold back tears
Move in the right direction
Face my fears
Move in the right direction
I'm doing fine
One step closer every day at the time
I won't lose my mind, lose my mind, ah ah
Motivation a powerful strength
Hesitation was my first instinct
I got an ocean than weakness was
Total devotion it's okay
Because I will hold back tears
So I can move in the right direction
I have faced my fears
Now I can move in the right direction
I'm doing fine
One step closer every day at the time
I won't lose my mind, lose my mind, ah ah
Keeping my head of, looking forward
Reminiscent with gagging away
Never say never starting over
It's not perfect but it's getting closer
I hold back tears
So I can move in the right direction
I have faced my fears
Now I can move in the right direction
I'm doing fine
One step closer every day at the time
I won't lose my mind, lose my mind, ah ah 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪 #gay #instagay #love #life #lifestyle #selfie #art #photography #picoftheday #instagood #instagram #gossip #joyfulnoise #moveintherightdirection #thankful #motivation #inspiration #music #savannah #georgia #run #running #runner #queer #punk #veteran #military #physical #heartbreak #dance
  • One step closer and feeling fine
    Getting better one day at a time
    I'm moving forward it's all in my mind
    I'm heading talk with a new stay to mine
    So I hold back tears
    Move in the right direction
    Face my fears
    Move in the right direction
    I'm doing fine
    One step closer every day at the time
    I won't lose my mind, lose my mind, ah ah
    Motivation a powerful strength
    Hesitation was my first instinct
    I got an ocean than weakness was
    Total devotion it's okay
    Because I will hold back tears
    So I can move in the right direction
    I have faced my fears
    Now I can move in the right direction
    I'm doing fine
    One step closer every day at the time
    I won't lose my mind, lose my mind, ah ah
    Keeping my head of, looking forward
    Reminiscent with gagging away
    Never say never starting over
    It's not perfect but it's getting closer
    I hold back tears
    So I can move in the right direction
    I have faced my fears
    Now I can move in the right direction
    I'm doing fine
    One step closer every day at the time
    I won't lose my mind, lose my mind, ah ah 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪 #gay #instagay #love #life #lifestyle #selfie #art #photography #picoftheday #instagood #instagram #gossip #joyfulnoise #moveintherightdirection #thankful #motivation #inspiration #music #savannah #georgia #run #running #runner #queer #punk #veteran #military #physical #heartbreak #dance

  •  20  0  10 hours ago
  • This right here, change the pot, water it some more, sing to it, give it light, use a stick to hell it stand straight! Now, change the it and replace it with you! You are the flower that needs to grow, allow nature to happen, with a little help...sing, dance, give yourself water, feed yourself nutritious foods, and watch the bloom happen! Ahhh, this feels sooo good! #flower #bomb #blooming #lady boss #change #veteran rising #phoenix #love you
  • This right here, change the pot, water it some more, sing to it, give it light, use a stick to hell it stand straight! Now, change the it and replace it with you! You are the flower that needs to grow, allow nature to happen, with a little help...sing, dance, give yourself water, feed yourself nutritious foods, and watch the bloom happen! Ahhh, this feels sooo good! #flower #bomb #blooming #lady boss #change #veteran rising #phoenix #love you

  •  1  0  10 hours ago

Top #veteran Posts

  • I neither hide nor deny, or run away from my past.  Every single step I've taken has brought me here, closer than I've ever felt to fully expressing the gift that is my life.  And despite the attempts on my life, my own hands included, I'm #ALIVE.  I'm blessed and forever grateful to discover my value and strength.  I'm stronger than I thought and survived it all.  Despite my physical condition on any given day, my soul smiles, because I "Know" myself in a biblical sense.  I have learned to love myself from Beginning to End.  I now know my life is valuable and worthy of protection, of love, and respect.  I don't regret enlisting in the #Navy, to me it's part proof that I and many other #Trans and #LGBTQ people now and then, are willing to fight for our #Freedom(s) just as much as the next person, if given the opportunity to "Be All We Can Be" #transformationtuesday #veteran #Military #GirlsLikeUs #MissRoss #BeautifulAsIWantToBe #repost
  • I neither hide nor deny, or run away from my past. Every single step I've taken has brought me here, closer than I've ever felt to fully expressing the gift that is my life. And despite the attempts on my life, my own hands included, I'm #ALIVE. I'm blessed and forever grateful to discover my value and strength. I'm stronger than I thought and survived it all. Despite my physical condition on any given day, my soul smiles, because I "Know" myself in a biblical sense. I have learned to love myself from Beginning to End. I now know my life is valuable and worthy of protection, of love, and respect. I don't regret enlisting in the #Navy, to me it's part proof that I and many other #Trans and #LGBTQ people now and then, are willing to fight for our #Freedom(s) just as much as the next person, if given the opportunity to "Be All We Can Be" #transformationtuesday #veteran #Military #GirlsLikeUs #MissRoss #BeautifulAsIWantToBe #repost

  •  55,900  1,515  21 January, 2020
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - MLK, Jr. 🕯
#MLKday #motivationmonday
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - MLK, Jr. 🕯
    #MLKday #motivationmonday

  •  2,496  73  20 January, 2020
  • In May 2009, Sergeant First Class John Melson manned a gun turret of a humvee when his convoy was ambushed by Taliban fighters. Melson returned fire as RPGs, mortars, and machine gun rounds came in from over 200 shooting enemy. The driver of Melson's humvee lost control as he tried to get out of the kill zone and the vehicle fell off the road into an irrigation canal, flipping over in the process. Melson exited the vehicle unscathed and found the driver trapped inside as the humvee began taking on water. He helped the driver free of the humvee, then led the effort to flip it upright again. The soldiers successfully recovered the vehicle, Melson returned to the turret, and he resumed firing as they proceeded out of the ambush area.
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For his heroic actions and initiative, Melson was awarded the Bronze Star with "V." It was the 4th time he had received the award, seeing combat over 6 deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to serving in the Army, Melson had enlisted in the Marines from 1989 to 1992. At the time of receiving this 4th Bronze Star in 2013, Melson was serving as an Army Ranger training instructor.
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#battlesightzero #bzo #history #military #militaryhistory #veteran #veterans #america #army #usarmy #soldier #armyrangers #nationalguard
  • In May 2009, Sergeant First Class John Melson manned a gun turret of a humvee when his convoy was ambushed by Taliban fighters. Melson returned fire as RPGs, mortars, and machine gun rounds came in from over 200 shooting enemy. The driver of Melson's humvee lost control as he tried to get out of the kill zone and the vehicle fell off the road into an irrigation canal, flipping over in the process. Melson exited the vehicle unscathed and found the driver trapped inside as the humvee began taking on water. He helped the driver free of the humvee, then led the effort to flip it upright again. The soldiers successfully recovered the vehicle, Melson returned to the turret, and he resumed firing as they proceeded out of the ambush area.
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    For his heroic actions and initiative, Melson was awarded the Bronze Star with "V." It was the 4th time he had received the award, seeing combat over 6 deployments between Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to serving in the Army, Melson had enlisted in the Marines from 1989 to 1992. At the time of receiving this 4th Bronze Star in 2013, Melson was serving as an Army Ranger training instructor.
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    #battlesightzero #bzo #history #military #militaryhistory #veteran #veterans #america #army #usarmy #soldier #armyrangers #nationalguard

  •  1,162  32  21 January, 2020