THE SQUAD REPORT

One Veteran's Journey jerome macdonald May 04, 2021
I suppose it is fitting that my first blog would come at my transition point from active duty military service into the civilian world. This past year has had so many “firsts” that I have lost count. For so long I did not even consider what I wanted to be when I grew up; that is...
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Internalizing and Purpose jerome macdonald Mar 02, 2021
I was working out to some 80’s rock this morning and realized I was nearing the end of my first month of retirement from the Army. Then I realized I was still conducting PT (physical Training) even though so many veterans had told me I was going to get fat and fall apart after retiring. I...
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Leaving a Legacy jerome macdonald Nov 06, 2020

I signed out on terminal leave, or final vacation time, from the Army yesterday. Twenty-three years and six months after entering basic training in July of 1997 as a seventeen-year-old kid. I’ve had a lot of time to process my pending retirement this past year, but it didn’t...

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One Veteran's Journey jerome macdonald Oct 10, 2020

I suppose it is fitting that my first blog would come at my transition point from active duty military service into the civilian world. This past year has had so many “firsts” that I have lost count. For so long I did not even consider what I wanted to be when I grew up; that is...

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