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Got a bunch of new patches and coins while I was away! The warriors who come to the shop and share their emblems always make me proud to call them brothers and sisters at arms! #operationiraqifreedom #federalparkpolice #presidio #marinecorpspolice #richmondpolicedepartment #321stairmobilityops #4stargeneralchallengecoin #secretaryofdefense #leonepenettachallengecoin #canttopthatone #weservethosewhoserve #primosbarbershopvacaville
The adventures of me and this lil alien looking, teddy bear thang.👽🤷🏽‍♀️🙄😁 My brother won this for me. We hadn’t hung out in a while so this time was necessary, CHILDISH😂 and enjoyable. I don’t regret cancelling a date with my boo JUST to share my funnel cake (ugggh)🙄😒with my mama son! 😜 #StillDontKnowWhatPhaseMyHairIsIn 🤷🏽‍♀️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #sxsw2018 #MakeAmericaKoolAgain #Zmearya #RoyalZ #tshirtdesign #tshirtprinting #screenprint #blackowned #funaddict #freedom #patriotism #disabledveterans #MakeAmericaKoolAgain #WoundedWarriors #Sqots #Squats #USArmy #teambbcom #teamnasty #operationIraqiFreedom #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #BuyBlack #blackentrepreneur #RoyalZ #girlboss #RightToBareArms #RightToBearArms
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Who needs to go to the MAX Show when you've got great friends who'll hook you up with amazing militaria. Thanks @paularnold2365 ! I love them! #dcu #2ndinfantrydivision #secondtonone #secondinfantrydivision #iraqveteran #oif #operationiraqifreedom #usarmy #army
Finding all kinds of gems tonight, like this photo of my brother in Kuwait. Circa 2008. #proudbabysis #usaf #operationiraqifreedom
Kuwait 2003—“The loose sand of the desert was frequently raised by the wind into clouds of dust: and a great number of soldiers of Julian, with their tents, were suddenly thrown to the ground by the violence of an unexpected hurricane.” —Edward Gibbon in The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire, about the Roman invasion of Iraq (then Persia) in March 363 A.D. #oif #iraq #operationiraqifreedom #romanhistory #sandstorm #romanwarrior #ancientrome #spqr #militaryhistory
This evening's sketch. Lots of A2 Rifles and the dudes that carried them. #ar15 #artist #drawing #sketchbook #graphite #guns #artistwithagun #operationiraqifreedom #m16a2 #m4a2 #aliens #scifiart
My older brother found this letter for my younger brother when he was cleaning up the other day. #22toomany #ptsd #operationiraqifreedom #stopsoldiersuicide #armystrong #surviversguilt #siblingloss
22 March for Life had great weather and awesome people. Thank you to everyone who helped create and support this event! #22marchforlife #platoon22 #missionbbq #southernmaryland #godilovemarines #22aday #neverforget
I pass by this spot on my walk some days. Thank you to all those who stood:/stand each and every day to serve our country ! 🎵This song will always be no. 1! #america #operationenduringfreedom #operationiraqifreedom #operationnewdawn #veteran #army #navy #airforce #marines #uscoastguard #police #firefighter #emt #teachersofinstagram
If you haven’t been there, keep your mouth shut! #operationiraqifreedom 🇺🇸#combatironapparel #tacticalathlete #iraq #ironsavage #savage #ironaddict
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Some Marines just can’t hold their liquor. 😝 best/worst days of my life #OIF 05’ #fallujah #powpow #pewpew #deployment #military #usmc #fob #zuluarmoury #veteran #combatveteran #operationiraqifreedom #iraqwar
Throwback Thursday: Myself (far left) and my machine gun squad with an Iraqi flag I liberated from a courthouse next to the Euphrates River bridge in the city of Nasiriyah, April 2003. The flag is currently residing in my war chest at home. #devildoggraphix #veteranowned #business #throwbackthursday #tbt #usmc #usmarines #machinegunner #grunts #infantry #flag #operationiraqifreedom #oif
Up late night printing for my Veterans photo project. School = No Sleep 🤦🏼‍♂️📸📷🔥 . . . Stormy #servicedog #veteran #oifveteran #operationiraqifreedom #USarmy #goarmy #hooah #dogs #successstory #combbatveteran
On September 20, 1986, the USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) is commissioned at Charlestown Naval Shipyard in Boston. The shipyard is near the Revolutionary War site of which she bears the namesake. She is home ported at Naval Base San Diego. She is a Ticonderoga Flight II Guided Missile Cruiser, crewed by over 300 and can make a top speed of over 30 knots. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, she fired the first Tomahawk cruise missile into Iraq on March 20, 2003 at just after 0500. Happy commissioning anniversary, and we are proud of her service! @usnhistory @usfleetforcescommand #navalstationsandiego #bunkerhill #ticonderogaclass #guidedmissile #guidedmissilecruiser #ussbunkerhill #tomahawkcruisemissile #operationiraqifreedom
#추억 13년전 오늘 국군체육부대 에서 이라크 자이툰사단 으로 인도해주신 지진희 형님 그리고 노무현 대통령님 사랑합니다 😍 사람 구하고 살리고 보호하고 지키는 작전 KOREA 🇰🇷
Seems like a lifetime ago.. #oif #operationiraqifreedom #mwss273 #usmc 🇺🇸🤙🏻🤘🏻
I know we have been off the grid for a little while, we are trying to get back to a little normalcy! Before this horrible hurricane hit, I finished up this pretty sweet rocking chair for my best friends brother! Steve has one and now Alex will too! It’s an honor to be able to make a comfortable place for them to relax knowing how much hard work they put in day in and day out to protect our country! Thank you brother for your service and we are lucky to know such an awesome individual! #semperfi #marines #operationiraqifreedom #service #military #rockingchair #stainingwood #customwoodwork #woodworking #mancave #reclaimedwood #woodworkerslife #powertools #homedecor #america #woodlife #flaglife #americanflag #garageshop #firefighter #newbernstrong #hurricaneflorence #carpentry #makersgonnamake
I just found out last night through another veteran buddies post that we have lost another brother. He passed last Friday in Virginia. This is 4 now who have taken their own lives since were returned from Iraq. We were in 2/3ACR(ArmoredCombatRegiment) 43CEC(CombatEngineerCompany) & we had 200 soldiers, cooks, medics & mechanics & we all came home after deployment with just a few injuries & no deaths. Please keep my friend #jacobstull & his family & friends in your prayers. #oif #veteran #12bravo #operationiraqifreedom #22aday #rememberthefallen #1istoomany #rememberthe22 #combatengineers
My friend sent this to me the other day. As I get older and look back on the things I’ve done in my life, it seems like yesterday. It’s been ten years since I was in Iraq, I don’t talk much about my time in the military but it was a proud time in my life, something I will hold dearly for all my days. The people I’ve met, the experiences be had. #usmc #operationiraqifreedom #veteran #alwaysgettingbetter #neverstopgrowing
Sometimes it's nice to have a little bit of normal in the midst of the ugliness of war. This little pup kept me company for several months during my second deployment to Iraq in 2004. #usarmy #armyaviation #ah64 #attackpilot #attackhelicopter #aviation #helicopter #combat #veteran #operationiraqifreedom #iraq #war #dogs #mansbestfriend
We've added a few new additions to our product line. New to the lineup are three 100% cotton low-fitted ball caps with OIF, OEF and Bell & Bayonets embroidery designs. Great with your t-shirts of the same design! https://homeofthefreeclothing.com/collections/headgear #homeofthefreeclothing #hotfc #veteranowned #operationiraqifreedom #oif #iraq #operationenduringfreedom #oef #afghanistan #bellandbayonets #libertybell #bayonets #americanrevolution
@ip_hex thx for inviting @jason_white4250 and I for lunch at the firehouse. It was great seeing you after 15 years and an awesome experience hanging out at the station. #chicagofiredepartment #chicago #marines #usmc #operationiraqifreedom #oif #usa #freedom #🇺🇸#firefighter #brotherhood
Happy 13th Alive Day! Family Does Matter. I can’t believe it’s been this long, time truly does pass quickly. As I was thinking about my life since being wounded by a suicide car bomber’s attack in Baghdad, while patrolling Baghdad as an Army 50. Cal gunner, I once again realized just how blessed I am to be given this life. Each and everyday, I’m happy to be alive. I’m beyond joyous that everyone in our HUMVEE survived and is thriving. On my Alive Day, one thing that I’m so grateful for, and arguably couldn’t have survived without, is my family. It was my Mom and Dad who put their lives on hold when caring for me as I recovered, praying and reading the Word with me, including many trips to my favorite post blown up hangout spot, Walmart! It was my grandparents who drove and flew down to San Antonio, Texas to take me to my appointments and beat me in card games like Mile Borne.(You think they would have taken it easy on a wounded warrior, ha). It was my church family that stood strong in prayer that gave me spiritual strength. In the years since that life changing Day, I’ve now had seven years with my wife Alyssa and with three beautiful children being born to us: Elijah 5, Micah 3, and Lucy, 2. Family is one key factor in my triumphing over tragedy, and instrumental in my success with Miracle Soldier Inc. Without Alyssa loving me, caring for the kids, making dinners and praying for me, I couldn’t follow God’s call on my life. Without the family of God in Christ supporting me and my family, and as well as my speaking and ministry, I wouldn’t be able to press on toward the goals God has for me. Without the love and support of my parents, grandparents, and others I wouldn’t be where I am today. God created us to have loving and supportive families and I’m so thankful for mine. I am truly blessed and I’m so glad I’m alive to share and serve with my life and story. What are thankful for? Do you appreciate your family? Are you happy to be alive? I am. Happy Alive Day 2018 #miraclesoldier #army #navy #marines #uscg #airforce #veterans #military #woundedwarrior #purpleheart #combatwounded #aliveday #operationiraqifreedom #god #family #alive #thankful #jesus
Happy 13th Alive Day! Family Does Matter. I can’t believe it’s been this long, time truly does pass quickly. As I was thinking about my life since being wounded by a suicide car bomber’s attack in Baghdad, while patrolling Baghdad as an Army 50. Cal gunner, I once again realized just how blessed I am to be given this life. Each and everyday, I’m happy to be alive. I’m beyond joyous that everyone in our HUMVEE survived and is thriving. On my Alive Day, one thing that I’m so grateful for, and arguably couldn’t have survived without, is my family. It was my Mom and Dad who put their lives on hold when caring for me as I recovered, praying and reading the Word with me, including many trips to my favorite post blown up hangout spot, Walmart! It was my grandparents who drove and flew down to San Antonio, Texas to take me to my appointments and beat me in card games like Mile Borne.(You think they would have taken it easy on a wounded warrior, ha). It was my church family that stood strong in prayer that gave me spiritual strength. In the years since that life changing Day, I’ve now had seven years with my wife Alyssa and with three beautiful children being born to us: Elijah 5, Micah 3, and Lucy, 2. Family is one key factor in my triumphing over tragedy, and instrumental in my success with Miracle Soldier Inc. Without Alyssa loving me, caring for the kids, making dinners and praying for me, I couldn’t follow God’s call on my life. Without the family of God in Christ supporting me and my family, and as well as my speaking and ministry, I wouldn’t be able to press on toward the goals God has for me. Without the love and support of my parents, grandparents, and others I wouldn’t be where I am today. God created us to have loving and supportive families and I’m so thankful for mine. I am truly blessed and I’m so glad I’m alive to share and serve with my life and story. What are thankful for? Do you appreciate your family? Are you happy to be alive? I am. Happy Alive Day 2018 #miraclesoldier #army #navy #marines #uscg #airforce #veterans #military #woundedwarrior #purpleheart #combatwounded #aliveday #operationiraqifreedom #god #family #alive #thankful #jesus
#weekendWorkFlow Middle finger pointing saying🖕🏾 Iraq. If you don't believe me. Check my #CombatPatch -Mystikal #WarWounds #MasterP #Mystikal #SnoopDogg #OIF #OperationIraqiFreedom #ArmyVeteran #Army
Head to the @shruggedcollective TODAY & listen to the most impacting experience of my life of how going to live in a war zone literally saved my life. ・・・ After seeing a flash into my chosen path, I decided to follow my mother’s footsteps into a war zone, Operation Iraqi Freedom. I took a job as a contractor in Iraq at 22 years old and jumped in blind, having no idea the consequences of my actions, good or bad. Iraq turned out to be my “university” and taught me how to be relentless. Once in Iraq I had an epiphany during my first mortar attack and took action. Through the four years of my contracting service, I explored new parts of who I was, and who I wanted to become, the Badass you know today. Stay Relentless, - Christmas ———————————————— Show notes: http://www.shruggedcollective.com/bab_warzone ———————————————— ► Subscribe to Shrugged Collective's Channel Here http://bit.ly/BarbellShruggedSubscribe 📲 🎧 Listen to the audio version on the Apple Podcast App or Stitcher for Android Here- http://bit.ly/BarbellShruggedApple http://bit.ly/BarbellShruggedStitcher Shrugged Collective is a network of fitness, health and performance shows that help people achieve their physical and mental health goals. Usually in the gym, but outside as well. In 2012 they posted their first Barbell Shrugged podcast and have been putting out weekly free videos and podcasts ever since. Along the way we've created successful online coaching programs including The Shrugged Strength Challenge, The Muscle Gain Challenge, FLIGHT, Barbell Shredded, and Barbell Bikini. We're also dedicated to helping affiliate gym owners grow their businesses and better serve their members by providing owners tools and resources like the Barbell Business Podcast. Find Shrugged Collective and their flagship show Barbell Shrugged here: SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES ► http://bit.ly/ShruggedCollectiveiTunes WEBSITE ► https://www.ShruggedCollective.com INSTAGRAM ► https://instagram.com/shruggedcollective FACEBOOK ► https://facebook.com/barbellshruggedpodcast TWITTER ► http://twitter.com/barbellshrugged #warzone #iraq #badass #operationiraqifreedom #christmasabbott #urrelentless #bournrelentless #nascar #crossfit
Long post alert: While every year is memorable, this year is a particularity special year for the #whiskermixer 🐶🐱 September (4th to be exact) marks the 10th year since Brian Thomas’ passing during #operationiraqifreedom While I never met Brian, I’ve been on the Board of Directors for the Humane Society of Southcentral Michigan for the past few years, and thanks to Brian and his family, the #nonprofit is a lucky benefactor of his fund which supports emergency services for shelter animals. I remember since I heard of this amazing gift, how honored I felt to be part of a small and humble organization that someone such as Brian (a former employee) felt strongly enough about to support in the afterlife. Every year, the ladies at the event receive a yellow rose in his honor. His #mom takes home the rest of the bouquet. Thank you to Southern Exposure Herb Farm and @curtismwhitaker for not only Curtis’ humble service, but he and Scott’s incredible support over many, many years. And most importantly, thank you to Brian for your sacrifice 10 years ago and thank you for remembering the animals of South Central Michigan after you’ve left this world. #hsscm #adoptsontshop #puremichigan #veterans #fundraiser #neverforget #inmemory
A throwback Thursday to one of my favorite photos. It was the dog and pony show before deployment to Fallujah... The babies were so little then!! @jaydubsie #deployment #seabeepride #militarylife #veteran #lovemyfam #veteranpinup #militaryfamily #operationiraqifreedom #desertcamo #gulfport #thelusciousladies #walusciousladies
Throw back Thursday, back by popular demand. Me (left) and my homie @stephenscott0808 in Baghdad. I believe this is the beginning of 2004 though I could be wrong. Maybe @stephenscott0808 can get me squared away on when this was. Anyway, he was my guy. We damn near did just about everything together over there. I’d walk up to Death and bitch slap him if that’s what he needed me to do! It was an absolute honor serving with him! #CombatMedic #warlordbeardoil #beardoil #beard #medic #baghdad #iraq #OIF1 #operationiraqifreedom #MP #veteran #veterans #battlebuddy #StephenScottIsTheSexiestMotherFuckerEver
Moment of silence for those American and Patriot lives who were taken. #NEVERFORGET #9 /11 #Veterans #operationenduringfreedom #operationiraqifreedom
SWIPE ➡️➡️➡️ and read! Do not let anyone tell you that race, color, or religion didn’t matter on #september11 Those things still mattered. We cannot ignore the violence and discrimination that was committed against Muslim people (or those ignorantly mistaken for being Muslim). That violence and discrimination persists today and we must oppose it and speak out at every opportunity. #feminist #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #911 #nyc #wtc #islam #muslim #sikh #balbirsinghsodhi #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #racist #racism #whiteprivilege #christianprivilege #atheism #atheist #nobannowall
#freedomisnotfree #operationiraqifreedom #weremember 9/11 changed the course of my life and so many others..... I will never ever FORGET!
9•11 ~Never 🖤Forget. Many of us will never forget where we were this morning 17 years ago. I’ll tell you where I was. I was sitting in my recruiters office in a previously set up appointment scheduled at 8am. I was 19 years old. My Dad had cancer and with me being his only daughter thought the Military would protect me if he no longer could. He passed when I was at basic training two 1/2 months after this morning. The towers were falling and my recruiter was very honest. He said you WILL be deployed. The base was in Chaos. It was scary but I knew in my heart all the innocent people that were senselessly being killed before our eyes needed; DESERVED; people to fight back for them because they no longer had that choice. It was striped away from them. Their families ripped apart. It was a morning that still makes me cry. A morning that puts a knot it my stomach and throat. ~ I signed my papers as the chaos was unfolding. My Dad told me he was proud. He said without hesitation. “This is why you join”. I never saw a future with kids, I wanted them but at 19 you aren’t really in that mindset. I see my kids now and my heart hurts deeply for the families that were torn apart by this evil act. The parents that won’t see their kids grow. The kids that lost their Mom and Dad. I also feel feelings of hope when I remember how our country United. All the bravery of fire fighters, police officers. Civilians. The honor in those who volunteered to go fight this evil. I did a VERY minuscule part to fight for those who were attacked. I ask you not to thank me but to just remember and be so grateful for all that you have. I wish I could bring them all back. ~ I hope one day my kids will read about this day and never forget it’s significance and all the heroism amongst such carnage. I will never forget where I was this morning 17 years ago. I will never forget the images. I will forever pray for those no longer here; the lives that were lost that day and the lives cut short fighting for them. I DO know this. This country IS GREAT. It always has been. It’s not perfect but on this day 17 years ago we witnessed humanity. Let us never hold this in vain. Let us never forget. 🇺🇸
9/11 affected us all in different ways! In whatever way it did.........gods blessings, and Semper Fidelis! Merica 🇺🇸. (Make sure you check out pic 2, maybe I should bring that stache back 🤔) #marines #merica 🇺🇸 #merica #america #usa #usmc #warfighter #iraq #operationiraqifreedom #military #semperfi #semperfidelis #instagood #instapic #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #motivation #yut #sheepdog
9/11 changed the lives of many and there were a few brave souls that fought back against this terrorist attack. @ladyshiloh79 Staff Sergeant MP a day before deployment #operationiraqifreedom #911 #brave #soldiers #America thank you for your service #neverforget 💙🇺🇸♥️
17 years ago I was a 19 year old kid fresh off the streets of NY on a nuclear powered submarine in this world's greatest Navy out in the middle of the ocean heading home after a 6 month deployment. I remember being woken up and being asked if I had family or friends that worked in the towers. Confused as heck, I read the radio broadcast of what happened. At first I thought it was a joke, then we got orders to go back out to sea...I didn't even see the video of the towers being attacked until a month after it happened. 17 years later people are still dying from this attack. Rest in Peace to all those who are no longer here and prayers to those still suffering.
We Will Never Forget! September 11, 2001 😔🙏🏼🇺🇸. Thank you so much to all the people who gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our “Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness.” #neverforget #september11 #911 #americandream #wewillneverforget #starspangledbanner #americanflag #pursuitofhappiness #firefighters #paramedics #usnavy #usmarines #usarmy #usairforce #uscoastguard #usnavyseals #sealteam #usmilitary #armedforces #veterans #operationiraqifreedom #benghazi
Today we bow our heads in remembrance and tell the stories of all the brave souls that on one of America’s darkest days chose to run into fire, dodging pieces of steel and concrete to save their fellow man. We salute you and thank you for being the true meaning of a sheepdog. We thank the soldier for going to war for all of us in our darkest hour. An act that was meant to break us, brought a country together! Never forgotten!!! #911 #neverforgotten #nonprofit #veteranshelpingveterans #battle4warriorz #firstresponders #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #operationenduringwarrior #somegaveall
Recently, we started working with @combat_bikesaver to create mugs that support their causes. Learn about this pioneering program helping combat veterans and first responders with post-traumatic stress: http://blog.shstoneware.com/operation-combat-bikesaver-saving-motorcycles-and-saving-veterans?hs_preview=gHwbcTpB-6022540722 . . . #mug #mentalhealth #muglove #combatvets #ptsd #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #military #veterans #tbi #americanflag #america #operationcombatbikesaver #motorcycles #bikes
Out of the ashes we rise strong than ever. Semper fidelis to my fellow Marines and a salute to Navy, Army , Air Force , Coast guard, police and fire fighter bothers. #operationiraqifreedom #911 #weremember #marinescorps
I done done it all 🇺🇸 Less than 1% of Americans actually enlist in the military. Regardless of anything I am proud to have served. Because of 9/11 I ended up on foreign soil and I’m so thankful I made it home! Food for thought: Majority of the ppl that have a problem with CK didn’t/don’t have the courage to fight for this country’s freedom 🇺🇸 #operationenduringfreedom #operationiraqifreedom #circa2003
Remember freedom has a price. There will always be someone trying to take it away, and someone to fight to keep you free. Where were you 9/11/01? . #landofthefreebecauseofthebrave #september11 #operationenduringfreedom #operationiraqifreedom #fuckbinladin #neverforget
9/11/01 - I will never forget. My world was forever changed by this day even though I did not know how much it would impact my life directly until years later. #neverforget #armywife #freedomisntfree #operationiraqifreedom #veteranwife
I still haven't forgotten the 3,000 lives taken in the name Allah and his murderous "religion". Sympathizers of Islam can unfollow. ▪️ ▪️ ▪️ #usa #unitedstates #unitedstatesofamerica #september11 #911 #oif #oef #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom #gwot #fuckislam #fuckisis #allah #islam #america #septembereleventh #freedom #tuesday
🇺🇸❤️💙❤️🇺🇸 September 11… I will never forget feeling scared and vulnerable… I will never forget feeling the deep sad loss of so many lives… I will never forget feeling the boosted sense of unity and pride… I will never forget seeing the courageous actions of so many men and women… I will never forget seeing people of all backgrounds working together in community… I will never forget seeing what hate can destroy… I will never forget seeing what love can heal.... I will never forget how this day changed me.... #9 /11 #NeverForgotten #september #fallen #waronterrorism #manydidntmakeithome #911 #supportourtroops #usaf #USA #operationiraqifreedom #operationenduringfreedom
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