*PLEASE READ* Going on this show had a greater purpose than me getting some screen time. Anyone who knows me, knows I have never desired to be famous. I wanted to shed positive light on military members across all branches. With society changing & the Army being in a transition phase, I wanted America to see that we can dance, have fun & be unique individuals. I’m humbled that casting agents found my social media & felt I was a great representation of the military. While the camera couldn’t catch the entire audience, it was a surreal moment for a crowd of strangers to stand & cheer for me, literally bringing me to tears. Sometimes when we hear “thank you for your service” we smile, say thanks & brush it off because we keep going. That moment made me stop & realize just how much we sacrifice each & everyday in this life. To all of the beautiful individuals I shared the stage with, THANK YOU! The greatest take away was meeting all of you! To everyone who supported, watched & cheered me on, THANK YOU! Finally, to those who follow me on here or TikTok, THANK YOU! Without this platform, this may not have been possible. I hope I continue to be a positive light & inspire those to follow your dreams. I fought hard to pull myself out of a negative, dark place in life to spread positivity & love to those around me. While I’m not perfect, I’m truly humbled & grateful. ♥️ Everyone…from the bottom of my heart…THANK YOU!...
One of the biggest steps you can take towards healing and bettering yourself in life is to share your story with others. It can be therapeutic for you, and inspirational to others.
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VERY heavy post—TW: abuse, sexual assault, suicide, bullying.
Here goes my rare moment of writing out a meaningful caption:
Not many of you know much about me, let alone about my military experience. I had an extremely rough childhood with abusive parents, got bullied in high school to the point of trying to take my own life, had “friends” stab me in the back in unimaginable ways, getting raped by a guy with rich parents (got swept under the rug), becoming homeless whilst working 4 jobs, then joined the toughest military branch.
All of these have taken a toll on me, but up until being in the military I’ve never experienced anxiety in my life. In bootcamp, I broke my hip one week before the Crucible and was nearly kicked out when they discovered I had spent a weekend in a mental hospital because of my suicide attempt. Between my stubbornness and resilience I refused to leave which made some people mad, but I proved to them that I had the motivation and drive to keep going. They put in a waiver request for my depression. In the meantime I healed my hip and they put me back into training. We went off to complete the Crucible and I remember it was scorching hot, I even became a heatcase. Still, I sucked it up and made it to right before the hike back in which you receive your EGA and officially become a Marine when they decided to pull me out of the Crucible because they forgot that the waiver hadn’t gotten approved yet. So they put me back in the Female Readiness Platoon until the waiver got approved…only 3 days later. Once again, I was put back into training to complete a SECOND Crucible from start to finish. I finally became a Marine then made my way to the West Coast for MCT. After graduating, I was sent to North Carolina for my MOS school.
THROWBACK THURSDAY. In September 2021, the Drill Team executed an elite 4-Man performance at the Air Force Memorial in celebration of the Air Force's birthday. Pictured here from left to
right is Airman 1st Class Isaiah Vega and Senior Amn Austin Southerly.
US Air Force photo by Brian Nestor
This September, the United States Air Force will celebrate its 75th Birthday! We are so excited to take part in the festivities! 🇺🇸✈️
#honorguard #airpower #flyfightwin #usaf #aimhigh #aimhighflyfightwin #airforce #military #militaryfresh #militaryfreshnetwork #airforcefresh ~KB...
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Make it happen 🥊 a Fresh Fam message from @ssgt_cabrera_marines
“No matter how busy it gets you should always make time for the things that matter. When someone serves this country for almost 30 years, both enlisted and commissioned, it matters. Thank you, Commander Boiani, for reaching out to me and letting me participate in the retirement ceremony of your friend.”
“Today’s soldiers carry a legacy built by those who served before them. They perform above and beyond the call of duty time and time again, overcoming every obstacle thrown their way.” ~ Michael A. Grinston, Sergeant Major of the Army
I finally did it - I graduated my Air Force Flight Attendant course! 😄 This has been a long time coming - like over 2 years since I really began this process.
Thank you to EVERYONE who has supported me throughout this journey - my family, friends, classmates, instructors, and all of you.
If you know me, y’all know how bad I’ve wanted this - the stress, the tears, and loss of motivation. But now that I’ve gotten a new chance at new start… I am SO EXCITED to FINALLY BEGIN this new chapter in my life. 🇺🇸✈️
#frassix #militaryfreshnetwork #airforcefresh #flightattendant #airforce #happy #lgbtq #youtube #usaf #usairforce #gay #youtuber #gayboy #gayteen #gayyoutuber #modelingagency #pride #airplane #2022 #graduation #lgbt #flightattendantlife #graduated #lacklandafb #lacklandairforcebase #texas #sanantonio #lackland #flightschool ~AM...
Michael Langley to be 1st Black Marine 4-Star General
A long-overdue milestone has been reached.
Story by: JAMES JOYNER SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 ·
Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III has recommended that the White House promote Lt. Gen. Michael E. Langley of the Marine Corps to be the next head of the military’s Africa Command, two U.S. officials said, in what would be a pathbreaking assignment.
If formally nominated by the White House and confirmed by the Senate, General Langley would become the first Black four-star Marine Corps officer. He would succeed Gen. Stephen J. Townsend of the Army, who is retiring this summer, said the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss personnel issues.
General Langley, who oversees Marine forces on the East Coast, has commanded at every level from platoon to regiment during his 37-year career and served overseas in Afghanistan, Somalia and Okinawa. He also has had several senior staff jobs at the Pentagon and at the military’s Central Command, which oversees operations in the Middle East.
“He’s a Marine’s Marine,” said Jim Mattis, a former defense secretary and retired Marine four-star general, praising General Langley’s operational and intellectual prowess.
But perhaps more significantly, a Black Marine is poised at long last to make four-star.
The Marine Corps has never had anyone other than a white man in its most senior leadership, four-star posts.
Since the Marines first admitted African American troops in 1942, the last military service to do so, fewer than 30 have obtained the rank of general in any form. Not one has made it to the top four-star rank, an honor the Marines have bestowed on 73 white men. Seven African Americans reached lieutenant general, or three stars. The rest have received one or two stars, the majority in areas from which the Marine Corps does not choose its senior leadership, like logistics, aviation and transport.
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Always appreciate the past. There are valuable lessons that help shape the future!-
When people ask me what my favorite place is in this country my answer is: The National Museum of the Marine Corps.
My favorite part about the museum is not only the amazing installations and honor that it brings to veterans and current Marines, but I love watching people walk around the museum and hear them tell each other stories from their time serving. Every time I go I learn something new or see something I didn’t see before.
On this Memorial Day the Military Fresh Network remembers our comrades in arms who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
We also remember our comrades who continue to defend our nation against global and local enemies; and we remember the first responders who continue to put their lives at risk on a daily basis to save ours.
From the Military Fresh Network family to your family, we thank you for your service to our country and your contributions to our society.
#memorialdayweekend #memorialday #usarmy #usnavy #usairforce #usmc #marines #firstresponders #neverforget #neverforgotten #explorepage #love #life #hope #nationalguard #armyreserve #armyreserves #military #militarylife #firefighters #policeofficer #airforcefresh #militaryfreshnetwork ~KB...
Congratulations to Cadet Anna Tovkach, Class of 2022, who was selected as a @knighthennessy Scholar, allowing for continued graduate study @stanford University. She hopes to earn a Master of Science in civil and environmental engineering, with a focus in atmosphere and energy following graduation and commissioning on May 21.
“Being the recipient of the Knight-Hennessy Scholarship is a dream I have had ever since I started considering applying to graduate school,” said Tovkach. “Its values are everything I strive for and hope to be. I am blown away by the caliber of current scholars and by the professionalism, genuine compassion, and intelligence of the Knight-Hennessy community. I never imagined that I could be worthy of such incredible blessings, and I am so excited to make the most of this opportunity while studying Civil and Environmental Engineering.”
The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is the largest fully endowed scholarship program in the world and is designed to build a multidisciplinary community of Stanford graduate students dedicated to finding creative solutions to the world's greatest challenges.
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AirForce Fresh Friday‼️
Big up to these women in uniform for recruiting the next generation of Airmen & Guardians (L to R, SSgt McAfee, SSgt Oliver, TSgt Murph, TSgt Bellini). They are @_airforcefresh 🔥🔥#salute