Shane Gillies is a United States Air Force weather officer on active duty. He is a suburban Chicago native with a B.S. in meteorology from Valparaiso University and an M.S. in meteorology from the Naval Postgraduate School. Shane has experience forecasting for Air Force and Army bases in the southeastern United States, as a staff weather officer with the Army's 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, and analyzing climate impacts on Department of Defense operations and planning as a member of the 14th Weather Squadron in Asheville, North Carolina.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.