“Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.”
“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.”
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GRP 77- 1st Lieutenant Weston C. Lee, 25 died Apr. 29th, outside Mosul, Iraq, when he stepped on an IED.
We had a conversation with former Green Beret @alanshebarojj . Alan joined the Army and after a number of years, Alan reached a crossroad. He either went pro as a mixed martial arts fighter or went to Special Forces selection. He shares a story of Iraq in which he was on an 18-hour mission hunting terrorist.
Upon his return to base Alan barely had enough energy to take off his gear as he sat and ate. Looking at the television and saw his training partner Travis Lutter win the Ultimate Fighter 4. Alan went through a dark period upon leaving the military and he talks about what helped him get out of that dark space. Below Alan shares a story from his first deployment which involves MSG Stephen Walker Booth a Green Beret who died in a motorcycle accident here in the States:
Alan: We were already hearing the pings on the vehicle. My heart rate was over 200. I stepped out the vehicle and took 3 steps then hear a whip and saw a spark on the ground. A round missed my head and went by my foot. Everything was chaos. Blurs of colors. It wasn't that I didn't know what to do. I didn't know what to do with the training I received to apply in this situation. I'll never forget this. Walker Stephen Booth. This guy comes running right passed me yelling out " I'm going to come at you like a spider monkey boy" laughing his ass off. I was in shock. He's making jokes in a firefight. The weirdest thing happened. Almost instantly the blur disappeared. I could hear crisped sounds. Everything slowed down and I jumped in with one of the cells. Everything clicked. It was all based off what Walker said. It was my 5th or 6th firefight. That affected my career in every single fight after that. In 3rd Group he's a legend. #GlobalReconPodcast#WestonLee#RIP#walkerbooth#GreenBerets#SpecialForces#AirborneInfantry#CounterTerrorism#Jiujitsu#BJJ
Progression happens only when you train. Let Navy Seal Chris Forrest train you to prepare for threats, from humans to Grizzly Bears. (No, seriously, he’s based in Montana!) Whether you are a beginner or seasoned shooter, training with Chris will help you progress in your skills and ultimately, the ability to survive. Check him out at brotherborn.com then get out and train with him. Repost @tacticmontana
Handgun 3 #gettrained 📷@volwest
#TBT -Global War on Terror-Philippines (GWOT-P) Zamboanga, Philippines combating against Abu Sayyaf militant group. This group has carried out bombings, kidnappings, assassinations, and extortion in what they describe as their fight for an independent Islamic province in the Philippines. Their use of violence has targeted innocent Christians including women and children. For the next two years of my life we fought and searched for the kidnapped Americans. (The Burnham) - 01' Southern Philippines. NETFLIX has a show called "Captive" Episode 4 (American Missionaries, Philippines) if you want to watch the complete story on the Special Forces role in combating Abu Sayyaf. #ronintactics#greenberets 🇺🇸 #SpecialForces#DOL
Song: The "A" Team
Singer: Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler
Barry Allen Sadler (November 1, 1940 – November 5, 1989) was an American military veteran, singer/songwriter and author. Sadler served as a Green Beret medic, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He served in the Vietnam War from late December 1964 to late May 1965. Most of his work has a military theme, and he is best known for his "Ballad of the Green Berets," a #1 hit in 1966. Would end up dying from a shot to the head in Guatemala causing paralysis to the brain.
The United States Army Special Forces, colloquially known as the Green Berets due to their distinctive service headgear, are a special operations force tasked with five primary missions: unconventional warfare(the original and most important mission of Special Forces), foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, direct action, and counter-terrorism. The first two emphasize language, cultural, and training skills in working with foreign troops. #america#greenberets#USA#History#Military#honor#Army#paratroopers#60 's #70 's
The valley at dawn. Afghanistan in its unfiltered beauty. We were here for a few days before getting involved in several heavy firefights. Fortunately we didn't take any casualties, but they did. My favorite part of this mission - besides the view - was when our Afghan Commandos found the Taliban's radio frequency and they started talking shit to one another. "We're going to fuck you up," to that effect. The Commandos were never boring, that's for sure. ______________________________________________ #specialforces#greenberets#afghanistan#armysf#usarmy#military#specialoperations#oaf#sof#war#usspecialforces
This guy screams talent without having to say anything. Kraken Ultimus owner Jim Erwin (SFOD-D) now devotes his life to passing on his depth of knowledge to firearms students. Read about Jim at brotherborn.com then do yourself a favor and sign up for a course with him. You couldn’t ask for a genuinely nicer or more humble instructor to help take your shooting as far as you want to go, and look good while you’re at it
Always love coming up to Oregon to teach some shooting. Really enjoy guns that stay on target shot after shot! Thanks @spikes_tactical ! @leupoldoptics @huntressdivine @wileyx @lakeshoreammunition