Here’s the 15th entry in our contest about finding meaningful pursuits post-military. Only a few more to go.
Dwight Roberson: “My primary occupation is in the federal government as a civil servant, so in a way that keeps me in the fold, but one that may not connect with most who have found work elsewhere outside government employment. What really has helped was volunteerism.
When my two sons were of age I was an Assistant Scoutmaster, and after that a full Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts. With it brought structure, a purpose, and a sense of higher calling. After that, I volunteered on one of my church's committees, and currently work as a hunter safety instructor for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The connecting tissue in all this is service to something bigger than one's self.
Giving back to your community/state/nation is one way to serve as the back gets older and the hair gets grayer (or in my case, thinner), and to pass on to the next generation what it means to serve and be a part of something bigger than yourself.”
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.
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Edwards has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after a military jury found him guilty of murder in connection with the death of a fellow airman in Guam, Air Force officials announced on Tuesday.
A Russian man got drunk as all hell and tried to hijack an airplane on Tuesday, according to Russian news agencies.
So, pretty much your typical day in Siberia. No seriously: As Reuters notes, "drunken incidents involving passengers on commercial flights in Russia are fairly common, though it is unusual for them to result in flights being diverted."