After two years of planning, a group of homeless veterans in Kansas City, Missouri will finally have a place to call home. The Veterans Community Project built 13 tiny homes, consisting of four family units and nine single units, all fully functional. Not only will these veterans have a place to call home, they will also have access to classes on how to manage finances, cook, stay healthy, and overcome substance abuse.
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While most of America enjoys this holiday with family and friends BBQ in the back yard. There is an entire generation reflecting on our past and the friends that are no longer with us. I try and not get to somber on this day but celebrate the life that I have because they do not have that ability. I have a choice, to be upset and depressed of the enormous amount of loss our community has suffered or celebrate the men that they were and how important they were to me. I choose to remember them and draw strength from each of their characters.
MARSOC's critical skills operators were essential in Iraq and Afghanistan, for example, said Nick Koumalatsos, who spent 12 years with the command and in the Marine Corps reconnaissance community. Dissolving MARSOC now, he said, would be a huge blow. "This would set us back two decades, if not more," Koumalatsos said. "It's not the world we live in anymore. We're not lining up tanks and we're not lining up in trenches to fight a conventional battle."
Nick sat down with Josh Honsberger, former teammate and Marine Raider for a question and answer podcast. We discuss training for selection, married life as a Marine Raider, what made Josh and I join the Marine Corps, what made us join Special Operations, and what means more to us the EGA, or Raider badge?
I get a lot of questions about relationships and having a family while serving in the military or in Special Operations. It IS possible to maintain a healthy relationship with you children while you are serving in the military. BUT it is going to take A LOT of work. Here are a few tips for parenting while in Special Operations
If you were going through life doing the bare minimum, that is what you’re going to get in return. You’re going to get the bare minimum return of life and that’s not the way I live my life and that’s not the way that the people I surround myself with live their lives. The bare minimum is just that, minimum. I want to maximize my return on everything. I want to maximize my return on business. I want to maximize the return on relationships. I want to maximize my return on physical fitness. What do I have to do to get the most out of everything can.
When you read Never Forget, there are many of us that will truly never forget because it's the foundation of who we are and where we are. Don't take this the wrong way, we are not weak. We are stronger, smarter, and more united than ever before. The generation that was affected by that day will be forever ready to stand against any enemy and we are united together more than ever. Many organizations would not exist without the events of that day and the events of the past 15 years. We stood then, and we continue to stand now, ready to answer the call whether abroad or here at home.
While most of America enjoys this holiday with family and friends BBQ in the back yard there are an entire generation reflecting on our past and the friends that are no longer with us. I try and not get to somber on this day but celebrate the life that I have because they do not have that ability. I have a choice, to be upset and depressed of the enormous amount of loss our community has suffered or celebrate the men that they were and how important they were to me. I choose to remember them and draw strength from each of their characters.
Zero Fuck, No Fucks Given, All out of Give a Fucks. Imagine a world where this is true across the board. No one cares about each other, and we are all just doing our own thing. If this was true, we would not be able to co-habitate as human beings. We are designed as homo-sapiens to be a tribal species and to rally with and amongst each other. Why should we care about one another? Where is the line to give a fuck?