Armed Services Day

Backblast – Armed Services Day
Date: 5/21/22
AO: #ao_mastodon
PAX: @Bloomer @Captain Crunch (AJ) @Pink Drink @Hancock @Sparrow @Mockingbird
FNGs: 1
Q: @Hancock
Total: 6

Conditions: 60’s, overcast, dew on the ground
Total distance travelled: 1.04 miles

Warm-o-Rama: Arm circles, Picking Daisies

We toured the AO, tying in different exercises to different branches of the US armed forces branches.

Thang 1: Marines
Zombie crawl up Hoffa
Motivators x7
Lunge down hill
The Marines motto: Semper fidelis – always faithful

Thang 2: Navy
Screaming manrise (screaming charge up Hoffa, 5 burpees at top)
Zip line & choice of merkins or BBSU’s while waiting
Navy motto: semper fortis – always courageous

Thang 3: Army
Game. Instead of “steal the bacon”, it’s “deliver the cannon.” Teams are about 60 feet apart. Once start is called, each Pax does required reps. When one Pax finishes, he goes to the middle and tries to move the table until tagged by an opposing team Pax, and both are out. Repeat rounds until table has been moved to opposing team’s side, when winner is called.
We did one round, 20 burpees, and that was enough. Maybe fewer reps would have led to more rounds.
Army motto: this we’ll defend

Thang 4: Coast Guard
Mosey to “island” area of AO Mastadon (short jog from Hoffa). Lunge for ~50 yards. Mosey back to Hoffa.
Coast guard motto: semper paratus – always ready

Thang 5: Air Force
Each Pax is to do 100 merkins and 100 BBSU’s. Do not cheat on qty of reps. Do not cheat on form. And, you may do 10 bench table presses to take off 15 merkins and 15 BBSU’s for another Pax.
Air Force motto: integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do

Thang 6: POW
Pax were not informed about what they were asked to do, or for how long. Run up Hoffa and do Guantanamo. Q decided 3 rounds. Then, planking and recovering on Q’s command. Then mosey.
All branches were serving, but if you’re a POW, are you not still serving? You don’t know how long you will be there, if or when you will be rescued. You only know you suffer today.

Moleskin: Firefighter motto: “you go, we go.” Every branch of the military lives this out – no man left behind. The Bible tells us that, when a brother falls, we are to gently restore him. As our armed forces and our God calls us to do, that is our example, and that is what we should do.

CoT: @Bloomer’s brother-in-law is recovering from horse riding injury, but needs prayer now regarding the insurance. Ukraine. I forget if there was more we prayed for.