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@caseymac1944 Jon Wade (former site writer) found airsoft helped with his PTS. @SeanSpoonts is on a scenario paintball team with other veterans of various ages and branches. He talks about it helping a couple of the combat vets on his team.
1 day, 22 hours ago on A Culture That Doesn’t Care and Should. What We Can Do.
While this site has provided a venue for many vets to share stories and struggles with other vets and civilians who care about veterans and veterans issues, there are so many others that haven't found that outlet to help them transition. A small group of us were talking to another member who is struggling the other night, talking about sites to check out for help, maybe try to find a team of veterans that play airsoft or paintball regularly, but offering support and lending an ear when he needed to hear that we cared about what he was going through.
Sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for the review.
6 days ago on Book Review: Pete Early’s “Comrade J”
@Mitchell McAlister @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) I hope that sometime soon Australia, Canada, and the UK take back sanity and repeal laws disarming law abiding citizens. There has been enough time and examples to show that was a bad idea.
1 week, 1 day ago on Australia’s Military and the Gun Debate (Pt.1)
@Recon6 While mom is a die hard, 2nd gen Wolverine, she does have a soft spot for the Gators as she went there for a year after my grandparents moved to FL for several years. As to your dig.... Yes, we plan to have a good team again in the near future!!!
1 week, 1 day ago on Book Review: Tom Harmon’s “Pilots Also Pray”
@Recon6 @Txazz Love the one you sent me :-) Really a same about the rest of your mementos
1 week, 1 day ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)
I actually have a copy of this book that I have been meaning to read (my mom gave it to me as we are both U of M alumni and avid Wolverine Football fans). Definitely will have to give it a read now! Thanks for the review Brandon.
1 week, 2 days ago on Book Review: Tom Harmon’s “Pilots Also Pray”
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) "My nefarious appearance" ... LOL... well there is that whole Kracken thing ;-)
1 week, 2 days ago on Jade Helm: What It Is, What We Shouldn’t Make It Into
Great article. I was just talking about good leadership skills with someone earlier today and you have summed it up perfectly.
1 week, 2 days ago on The Operator’s Guide to Better Leadership
@Recon6 @caseymac1944 Casey I totally agree with 6! Please submit the stories to the site for publishing.
1 week, 3 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning (Pt. 3)
Great start and keeps us coming back for more :-)
2 weeks ago on A SEAL Goes to the CIA (Pt.1)
Welcome to SOFREP Phil. Looking forward to the rest of the story. As YP said, hard loss. RIP to them.
2 weeks ago on D Squadron, SAS: Operation Barras (Pt. 1)
@bharrison I agree that something drastic like you are proposing needs to be done at the VA. There sure seems to be a culture of veteran derision within the administrator ranks, maybe not with the actual care givers, that needs to be addressed.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on So, You Want to be President?
@oldSquid(Mafia) You would think that, but sounds like way too much confidence was placed in that Major's assurances and likely some animosity towards CIA intel in general. You would think there would have been after action reports where this came out, but likely as the principals in this perished and the enlisted couldn't or didn't take the info to higher command... it never came to light until now.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Secrets of SOG: An Unheeded Warning
@Recon6 @Txazz I hope they can too. It's been way too long since we last saw him around here.
@Recon6 @Txazz @JimWest That you and your bro are even talking about those times is cathartic, even in anger, to get some of what you all just didn't talk about for decades. That this touches so close to home for you both is hard to take.
Enjoyed the history as usual YP.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Amphibious Warfare for Dummies: Thumbnail of American Amphibious Development by Yankee Papa
Enjoyed the brief history lesson Lucas. Looking forward to the next parts.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Swiss SOF (Pt. 1): A Not-So-Neutral Pedigree
Now that was a fun ride BK! Looking forward to the next one.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on News Roundup: Bowe Berghdahl, Pipehitter’s Union MARSOC Fundraiser, and Naked Russian Models Frolicking In Snow
@majrod @SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) @YankeePapa OMG!! now there's a harsh lesson...
4 weeks ago on US SOF Leaving Yemen, Unstated Ramifications…
Welcome to SOFREP Lucas! Glad to have your perspective.
1 month ago on Germany to form Jack Bauer’s CTU?
The same clever folks (or similar ones) coming up with all the tech will come up with ways to defeat it. But will be some big adjustments in business as usual. Good write up Jack. Lots to think about.
1 month ago on How Technology is Changing the Future of Espionage
Please keep the stories like this coming. Thanks to John for writing them down.
1 month ago on SFC Ricardo Gonzalez Davis: A MACV-SOG Warrior Remembered
Current admin loves this no muss, no fuss mini destruction from afar. So much "cleaner" than actually having soldiers get up close and personal to the enemy to check out the real situation.
1 month ago on Classic Example of Drone Overconfidence
@LawyerHandle Will be very interested to follow what happens in this race. Thanks for sharing.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Navy SEAL Veteran Considering Gubernatorial Run?
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Call To Action: Warfighter Foundation
It's a great series!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on “Inside the Team Room: Navy SEALs” Reviewed
Very glad you are doing interviews like this to record some of their stories!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Band of Brothers: Exclusive Interview With 90 Year Old WWII Paratrooper Tom Rice
Got it pre-ordered Brandon. Can't wait! for others that purchase thru Amazon, can you add that link? I went back to the Nov 11, 2014 thread and the link is still valid there for both B&N and Amazon.
2 months ago on Among Heroes: Navy SEAL Dave Scott “Daredevil”
I have read several of the autobiographies in the last few years and have to say that was a great condensed presentation of experience and advice. I'm sure those pursuing the same goal will appreciate this article. Great job!
2 months ago on How to Physically Prepare for SEAL Training
LOL ... enjoyed that one!
2 months ago on The News Has A Credibility Problem
@Fred82 @AlexDwyer I remember several of us talking about that over a year ago and @SeanSpoonts saying it sounded more like schizophrenia or similar than someone dealing with PTS. So that article further supports that for me.
2 months ago on Eddie Ray Routh: The Untold Story
@shooten After reading Red Circle and others, that part was very hard to watch. Liked the rest.
2 months, 1 week ago on A Navy SEAL’s Opinion of American Sniper “The Movie” and The Moral Cowardice of Moore, Rogen, and Maher
@SEAN SPOONTS(MAFIA) Great comment Sean!
Brandon, I am glad to see you revise your opinion of the movie - if not some of the technical issues that I struggled with as well, but with the core of the movie that I felt did justice to the book and what Chris, and Taya through her written commentaries throughout the book, portrayed. I thought Clint Eastwood and the cast created a very good movie that will stand the test of time.
Any job security clauses in a work contract have to be highly suspect with that group!
2 months, 1 week ago on Wanted: ISIS Looking to Hire Oil Experts, Other Professionals
@oldSquid(Mafia) @JHR130 @Recon6 @CJCJ LOL! I got a copy too :)
2 months, 1 week ago on SOFREP Does Not Recall Michael Moore Out on Patrol with Us in Iraq…
While this has turned into the joke hat keeps on giving, I'm not holding my breath for either a resignation or a firing. Look to his bosses and peers... they don't really care about what he claimed. They will care if the general public turns the channel and the ratings take an even bigger hit than they already have.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Time to Fire Brian Williams
Good article Holly. Really hope something good comes from this legislation.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Silent Epidemic: Veterans and Suicide
@Recon6 @CJCJ @oldSquid(Mafia) Still can't believe you all ran outta gas ... after staring at the text you sent after it happened the amusement came... but not before flashes of having to go rescue you first! :-)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on SOFREP Does Not Recall Michael Moore Out on Patrol with Us in Iraq…
That's great news for Nick! Hope it's a smashing success. Look forward to watching.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 3/75 Sniper Nick Irving’s “The Reaper” Gets a TV Mini-Series
Welcome to SOFREP and totally agree that the semantic gymnastics this administration is practicing does no one any favors. They go out of their way to discount the issues.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Real Issue With Not Labeling ISIS “Radical Islamic Terrorism”
Loved this write up! Had me laughing, especially re your stealthy self greeting Brandon :) Wished you had come in a day earlier to make the SOFREP party. Take care BK!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gear and Clothing in Las Vegas: 2015 SHOT Show After Action Report
I didn't realize that there were that many troops in general deployed there. It would make sense that with those numbers the majority wouldn't be SF. I think the admin is enamored with SOF and agree with you that by saying SF is leading the mission, can gloss over the numbers of conventional troops to keep the narrative of "no boots on the ground."
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Operation Inherent Resolve is mostly conventional troops
@BrandonWebb Thanks Brandon. Pre-ordered. I also need to get Chris Martin's book but didn't see an Amazon link for it. Did I miss it somewhere?
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Navy SEAL Dog Training Tips for Dog Owners Everywhere: “Team Dog” By Mike Ritland
Brandon - I want to get this but your link is only to B&N. I will get it thru Amazon. If you still get something for the site there, let me know.
@CJCJ I'll look again and subscribe then. Was great to see you two also... too briefly though!
3 months ago on Michael Moore and Seth Rogen Are Elitist Cowards
@CJCJ That's a good article.
Agree wholeheartedly! And welcome to the ranks of the SOFREP writers.
3 months ago on Hollywood Bites the Hand that Feeds
@CFG300 Where's OldPH2 when we need him?!?