Kunsan Mustache
Mind – If you aren’t a fighter pilot but get the opportunity to go fly, take it. However, if you ever hear your pilot utter the words, “Hey watch this…”, just say “STOP!” For that matter, if your pink body is on the line and one of your buddies utters those words it’s probably time to think twice. Fortunately I can look back and laugh about the few times I’ve heard those words, but that always isn’t the case. I can remember an incident my former commander Cluso and I laugh about regularly now. Most of the squadron was in my room pushing it up cooking bacon after a standard Friday night at Kunsan. Soon the crowd became restless and decided to roof stomp our wing commander.  A roof stomp is what we call a hospitality check, meaning we show up uninvited and unannounced about 2am demanding breakfast and whatever is in the fridge. I had to tap out and watch the kids, but my wife decided to push with the mob. Minutes after the slightly inebriated and unruly revelers departure for the wing commander’s hooch, who should arrive at my room? Right, the wing commander! He was looking for a cocktail and some breakfast too and asked where everyone was, I replied with a chuckle, “I think they are at your house sir.”  Unfortunately they were, but when no one answered the door, the rabble-rousers made themselves at home. Then I have from a good source someone said, “Hey watch this…” and started rolling the wing commander’s woodpile down the hill. I am just glad the logs weren’t on fire. Meanwhile after about 10-15 minutes the wing king departed, but he was too late, the crowd was gone and so was the woodpile. Cluso soon got the angry phone call…followed shortly with a trip over to the usual suspect’s room, i.e. mine.  I finally had the ultimate cover story, but the radius of collateral damage was inescapable. I am pretty sure after this particular incident is when the Saturday 0700 “Fun Run” policy went into affect.
Body – Strength
 Punk Wrestling
3 rounds of
20x Air Squats
20x Pushups
20x Situps
20 seconds of Planks http://youtu.be/pSHjTRCQxIw
Flight Leads/Instructors
4x Barbell Complex (75lbs, 85lbs, 95lbs, 105lbs)
1 complex is 6 reps of the following
Deadlift, Bent Upright Row,  Hang Clean, Front Squat, Push Press, Back Squat, PushUps
Weapons Instructor Course
4x Barbell Complex (85lbs, 95lbs, 105lbs, 115lbs) for time
1 complex is 6 reps of the following
Deadlift, Bent Upright Row, Hang Clean, Front Squat, Push Press, Back Squat, PushUps
Recipe of the Day 
Pan-Seared Beef Tenderloin with Port Sauce
4 Tenderloins or Filet Mignon
2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
2 Shallots, minced
2 tsp tomato paste
3/4 cup port
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 tsp fresh mince thyme
2 tsp balsamic vigegar
3 Tbsp butter
1. Pat the steaks dry with paper towels and salt and pepper both sides.  Heat 1 tsp oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high heat, wait until very hot, just before smoking.  Cook steaks until seared on the outside, about 3-5 minutes per side.  Make sure to leave room between steaks.  Transfer to platter and tent with foil.
2. Add remaining Tbsp of oil and shallots to skillet and cook until softened, about two minutes.  Stir in tomato paste and cook for an additional minute. Stir in port, broth, thyme, simmer and use a wooden spatula to scrape up any bits of the browned meat.  Cook until reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes.  Turn off the heat, whisk in vinegar, butter, and any of the juices from the steak.  Season with salt and pepper pouring sauce over the steaks.
Spirit – Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you. – Richard Herman, Jr., ‘Firebreak’