Tim Kennedy is a man with little fear. In fact, he’s well-known for his habit of picking fights with whoever is pissing him off, using his social media platforms to call out the likes of ISIS, the editor of Deadspin, and raging bulls.
These days, he’s even teaming up with Sheepdog Response, a combat-fitness training team, to develop training videos teaching viewers to be impossible to kill.
But, on Saturday, the Army Green Beret and former UFC fighter took a moment to acknowledge there’s one thing that truly scares him. It isn’t going to war; it isn’t losing in a cage fight — it’s letting down his family.
“What scares me?” he wrote on Instagram. “I, occupationally, am a Special Forces Sniper, Ranger qualified, Green Beret that competed as one of the best cage fighters on the planet as a hobby. The answer has always been incredibly similar to millions of other men. I am scared to fail my family… I have sworn to do many things.”
It’s a sentiment that nearly every father understands and frankly, doesn’t get better with time or experience. But Kennedy, who is the proud father of a son and two daughters, admits that no matter what, “We as fathers have to put ours kids’ needs before our own for the rest of our life. If we do that nothing else matters.”
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.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.