Mind – Mountain Home was one of my favorite assignments, not because of the location, or mission, but because of the people I got to work with. Every assignment depends on the relationships formed with the people you serve with. Poacher and Homer made Mountain Home special, and we got up to plenty of shenanigans. Homer was the “T-bolt” intelligence officer and was named as such because he has a striking resemblance to Homer Simpson. Homer was the real deal when it came to being an outdoorsman, and he has hunted all over the world. He has stuffed all sorts of ridiculous things and is an accomplished taxidermist with rigid chipmunks perched around his house in odd positions to prove it. After one particular deer hunting trip in the mountains of Idaho, Poacher, Homer, and I returned to his house on base where Homer proceeded to string up our deer in his yard to butcher. Homer’s neighbors were a little peeved about the skinned bodies aging in the yard as the surrounding kids came home crying about the Friday the 13th scene playing out next door. The wing commander was a little upset too because Homer’s yard was in direct view of the main gate. Homer’s garage was the place to hang out and solve the world’s problems. We would sit in old lawn chairs with a Natty Light and just shoot the bull. Today how often do we sit around in the front yard, hang out, and talk to our neighbors? Not enough I would say…garage up, car in, door down, rinse and repeat. Imagine how nice the world might be if we all just talked a little more.
Body – Power Quickie
Wingman/Flight Leads/Instructors/Weapons Instructor Course
21-15-9 reps of
95 lbs Thrusters
Recipe of the Day
Buffalo Meatloaf Sandwiches on Ciabatta
Buffalo meatloaf cooked on Sunday
Cook and eat Ciabatta bread
Cook bread per directions to warm up. Slice meatloaf cold and heat if desired. Place on Ciabatta slices and top with ketchup.
Spirit – Psalm 118 22-24 “The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
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