Arete 10.18.18

Military / National Security / Foreign Policy America Is Winning in Afghanistan, War is Boring The U.S. Navy Is Hiding Aviation Accident Data, Popular Mechanics Air Force Eyes 1,600 Airmen for Possible ‘Deploy or Get Out’ Separation, AF Times This new rifle optic basically guarantees ‘one shot, one kill’, Defense News Almost 800 women are serving in previously closed Army […]

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Q&A 10.18.18

QUESTION I have a pretty good understanding on nutrition as it relates to powerlifting and body building regimes. I am a former world class power lifter with world and national records and championships. I also did a body building show when i realized being a legitimate meatball wasn’t worth the damage to the body and […]

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MTI Wildland Fire Fitness Assessment

By Rob Shaul We’ve worked with committed Wildland Firefighters for several years and previously developed the MTI Wildland Fire 3/600/3 Endurance Assessment. The assessment described below is a comprehensive assessment across several fitness attributes. We consider Wildland Firefighters “Tactical Athletes” with the same fitness demands as military infantry and land-based special forces: High Relative Strength […]

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Q&A 10.11.18

QUESTION I’m a 23 year-old female wildland firefighter looking to jump to a hotshot crew next season. The biggest challenge I’m looking at is improving my hiking up super steep hills with a 45 # pack 35 # chainsaw. After trail -running and crossfitting all fall and winter I completed your hotshot training program this […]

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Arete 10.11.18

Military Erik Prince, in Kabul, Pushes Privatization of the Afghan War – and is Everywhere, Washington Post US May Not Be Able to Fight Two Wars at Once, Defense News Mike Pence’s Tough Talk on China: The Trump Administration’s ‘Evil Empire’ Moment?, The National Interest 6 charts on how Russians and Americans see each other, Pew Research Center […]

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The Surefire Sabotage of Self Importance

    By Rob Shaul   Self Importance is incredibly effective in its effort to convince us we’re not getting ours. “I work so hard, harder than anyone else, don’t I deserve to coast just this one time?” “I’ve toiled in the trenches doing the grunt work for years, while Johnny takes the credit, gets […]

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Arete 10.4.18

Military U.S. Threats Haven’t Led Pakistan to Restrict Taliban, Report Says, Small Wars Journal Marines award contract for lighter, better fitting plate carrier, Defense News Difficult Decisions: Practical Policy for the Air Force’s Pilot Retention Crisis, War on the Rocks Social Media as War?  War on the Rocks What is the Point of a Forever War in Iraq?, The National […]

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Q&A 10.4.18

QUESTION Currently on Humility as part of my train up for CAAS. However my unit is starting to prep for a Diagnostic ACFT in January. I start my final CAAS train up in December and my Selection is on the 29th of January. Do you have any tips to implement training for the ACFT? Some […]

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