Running improves your cardiovascular strength and endurance. The RECON Marines physical test includes a timed run; you must complete a three-mile run in 18 minutes.


Passing the RECON Marines fitness test requires performing 20 pull-ups in an unlimited amount of time.


To join the RECON Marines you have to complete 80 sit-ups in two minutes.

Recon Water-Based Training

Recon Marines are expected to be just as comfortable in the water as on land. At the Basic Recon Course, Marines are expected to swim 25 m underwater, float for 5 minutes, tread water with clothing on for 30 minutes, jump into a pool from 3 m or higher, retrieve their weapons from up to 15 feet of water and then swim 500 m.

Keep your head down

One of my best friends just deployed on his second tour to Afghanistan on Saturday with the 2nd Recon Battalion. He’s been kind of guiding me on my quest to become a Marine, and he’s always been someone that’s been there to answer any questions and give me any advice I need. My girlfriend asked me if I was sad he’s leaving. Of course I’m worried that something could happen to him, but am I sad? Fuck no. This is what he wants to do, and loves to do. He extended his contract a year specifically to have another chance to deploy to the desert. He’s got one combat deployment under his belt already, along with almost three years of training. He knows what he’s doing. Keep your head down & your chin tucked brother, and I’ll see you in 7 months. Come visit me in SOI when you get back.

Warrior Wednesday: U.S. Marines with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Detachment conduct military operations in urban terrain training aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015. These Marines are a part of the MEU’s Maritime Raid Force. The training provides the MEU with the opportunity to train for similar environments in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Emmanuel Ramos/Released)

Coming Soon:  In the Wreckage (Metahuman Files 01)

All right everyone. I did promise that I was committed to this self-publishing venture. IN THE WRECKAGE is the first book in my m/m sci-fi military romance series that is scheduled to be published on February 24, 2017. Depending on when Amazon puts it up, it may actually drop earlier next week.

Regardless, I am so excited to share this story with you guys and would love it if you would reblog!

A Marine with honor.

After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his family. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he’s been missing. When a mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his world, Jamie’s life gets complicated.

A soldier with secrets.

Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn’t know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top field team. When Kyle and his partner get seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to keep his secrets safe. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations both are tempted to break.

Two men trying to survive.

Giving into passion could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle can’t escape—duty, or love?

Please note, In the Wreckage is a steamy m/m sci-fi military romance with a tiny bit of kink and a HFN ending.

Now, onto the story.

Ground level in the Chicago megacity was a humid, crowded mess on the best of days. When a mafia-backed terrorist group led by metahumans waged war against law abiding citizens, Chicago became a shitshow of the worst kind not even the police could handle. Which meant the best counterattack came not from local authorities, but in the form of government-backed metahumans.

“Where the fuck is our cover fire?”

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U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Cameron Heard, left, and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Michael Birch, right, Challenge Reconnaissance competitors, honor their fallen brother, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. W. D. Wilson, during the inaugural Challenge Reconnaissance on Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 27, 2017. The event provided an opportunity for Marines of any military occupational specialty to honor the fallen recon Marines. The event consists of 24 miles of hiking, helocasting, scout swimming, a memory challenge, obstacle course, close quarters tactics, live fire range and two pool stations. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brandon Martinez)


My Gunny Wynn thoughts : Den mother to a rowdy group of badass recon Marines ( but only Ray would call him that and not within Gunnys hearing ) May suffer a stroke is Nate ever pulls that traffic cop in a fire fight shit again …Has though about ways to Make both Encino man and his lackeys disappear, fairly certain Colbert would help ..and He is NOT a NAG regardless of Nate’s feelings on this