Mary Ryan | Desert Storm | Battlefield Deception


Military service is the common thread that weaves through her family legacy. From the Revolutionary War and nearly every conflict since, the value of serving one’s country was a fixture as deep as her DNA. When she enlisted in the Army, a small chapter in her Counter Intelligence manual caught […]

MIKE COLE | PART 1 | C-130 Pilot, Bosnia & Sarajevo 2002


Lt Col Mike Cole is currently serving with the 731st Tactical Airlift Squadron out of Colorado Springs. Our team had the privilege of interviewing him at the 2023 Rose City Airfest in Tyler Texas. Mike has served 29 years and will retire in September of 2023. Part 1 of 2 […]

Lauren Grigsby | Supplying the Fight


Raised in a military family rooted in Marine Corps traditions, Lauren knew military service was her future. As a cadet at the legendary Corps of Cadets, at Texas A&M, she honed her talent for military rigors and commissioned as a Marine Corps officer in 2001. After the terrorist attacks on […]

Daniel Lubofsky | LA National Guard | Combat Engineer


PART 1 of 2 In 1999, when Daniel Lubofsky joined the Louisiana National Guard, he had thoughts of his military service being 1 weekend a month and two weeks a year, and maybe some occasional hurricane disaster relief. He didn’t know that just 2 years after he joined, the course […]

Ben Holmes | Radio Operator – Iraq 2009


Part 1 Growing up in a broken home caused Ben to put up walls around his heart. When repeated sports injuries ruined his chances of a college scholarship, he joined the Marines. The training he received hardened him further and he was ready for war, but the daily stress and […]

Derek Abbey | F18 Pilot, JTAC, MARSOC


PART 1 Derek started life without a rudder or sail. A tragedy at age 13 left him yearning to find meaning – a pursuit into the Marine Corps filled that void. His career spanned multiple conflicts and MOS’s but for Derek the meaning of serving his country was utilizing his […]