A new commercial from Asics and Foot Locker describes the push that many veterans feel when they return home to their communities.
The advertisement stars Marco Reininger, an Army veteran in New York City. It shows Reininger on a routine run as he narrates what running was like in the Army.
“In the Army, I never ran alone. Every day, zero-four-thirty, first platoon hits the 6-mile track around base.”
The narration, the video’s message, is about much more than a run. It evokes the sense of community that many veterans feel. No one ever runs alone. It also speaks to the sense of ambition many veterans feel — the same ambition that led them to enlist or commission in the military in the first place.
“My platoon sergeant called it ‘the push’ — that fight within yourself to go harder, to give more. ‘How’d the push go?’ he’d ask,” Reininger says.
“‘Better than yesterday, worse than tomorrow’ — that was the only acceptable response.”
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.