Baghdad, Iraq - 2018. I feel so honored to not only follow in my fathers footsteps, but also to serve and defend the nation I call home. The selflessness that is required of you to serve in this uniform everyday has allowed me to appreciate the things I have that much more. Remember to take the time to express gratitude for the things and people God has blessed you with. Feeling #grateful.
This is her life ❤️❤️❤️ So a lot of y’all want to know more about life in the Army .
For some reason people think that being apart of LGBT is not okay in the Army. FALSE. Here’s my wife and I both SSG’s with successful careers our relationship doesn’t affect our work environment at all.
Having a family isn’t possible. False. Here’s mine and we’re happy and healthy and run just like any other family.
You don’t get paid enough and work all the time. False, this is my family in Vegas when I took two weeks off and was still getting paid. We live a very cushioned lifestyle. We work 9-5 just like you do.
All you do in the Army is shoot stuff.
I’m a radiology technologist for the Army and she’s a supply SGT. Both recruiters for three years. Both are support jobs.
The bottom line is the Army we were during World War II, is not what we are now. We have evolved and it’s possible to have your cake and eat it to. Give me a call and let’s see if you don’t completely change your mind about the Army. We’re more than what the war movies make us out to be! What do you have to lose?
February 1994, #danabowman and his close friend were sky diving out of a plane, attempting to create a diamond design in the sky for what is called the Golden Knights team of the Army.
The top of the diamond shape went perfect.
Upon completing the bottom part of the diamond shape when the two of them were required to pass one another, his friend had an arm extended a bit too far.
In mid-air they collided—this is all on camera on YouTube.
Both of Dana’s legs were severed off upon impact.
His friend, colleague, and teammate was killed.
Almost 25 years ago Dana lost both of his legs, his best friend, and his wife left him while he was recovering in the hospital.
Talk about loss... But, that didn’t stop him.
Dana regained strength. He began studies, tests, and was a pioneer for military prosthetics.
He was the first military person with double prosthetics to ever be re-enlisted in the Army. He also was the first with double prosthetics to ever become a helicopter pilot.
Dana ended up jumping again, despite this horrific and unforgettable tragedy.
To date he has jumped over 4000 times! You couldn’t get me to jump once 😳. He shares his story, supports the military, and performs drop-ins and other amazing things for schools, cities, and organizations all around.
Watch his story. It’s mind-blowing.
This man is the epitome of courage, strength, overcoming fear, getting back up, and sticking with what you’re passionate about.
🙌🏼🙏🏽 Dreams Come True🙏🏽🙌🏼 Can’t put into words what this really means. But let me share with you this....when I was 14yrs old I joined JROTC and knew then I wanted to become a SOLDIER. Then at age 15 I became pregnant with him. Didn’t drop out...I was fortunate that my high school had a daycare and I took him with me Everyday until I graduated. At 18 I tried to enlist but wasn’t married and would have to sign my parental rights away, couldn’t do it. He became of age and enlisted and became at 68Whiskey. When he got back....I enlisted and I too became a 68Whiskey at the age of 36!!!!! I NEVER gave up on that Dream!!! So here we are for the 1st time ever in Uniform Together🙌🏼 I present you the Baddest Combat Medics AKA MOTHER & SON!!! @didsomeonesay_medic