While addressing the press at the White House Rose Garden on Oct. 16, President Trump inaccurately claimed that he is one of the few commanders-in-chief who calls the families of fallen service members to offer condolences.
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. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Barber
Holding down a long-distance relationship in the military is hard as hell. Military relationships fall apart for a host of reasons and the horror stories you hear about horribly timed "Dear John" letters can easily make a soon-to-deploy service member a bit gun shy about entering into a long-distance relationship.
Air Force Staff Sgt. Amanda MacFarlane didn’t just follow in the footsteps of her father, Tech Sgt. James MacKay, she followed him all the way to the same base, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, where they both currently work as military training instructors.