John Beedon rowed 13-15 hours a day . . .
for 7,500 nautical miles . . .
over 209 days . . .
to cross the Pacific from San Francisco to Cairns in northeast Australia . . .
arriving on 27 December 2015.
He said that, at times, he felt the sea was trying to kill him . . .
yet at the end of his journey . . . he was still hoping for more of a challenge.
Stanford University tailback Christian McCaffrey . . .
only a sophomore . . .
destroyed Iowa with 368 all-purpose yards . . .
in Stanford’s 45-16 win in this year’s Rose Bowl . . .
Heisman Trophy voters are now rethinking how they scored the young dynamo, who did not win this year’s Heisman.
Robert Wilson is a former US Army nuclear, biological and chemical warfare specialist (Airborne) . . .
now President of The Military Network on LinkedIn.com . . .
MilNet is nearly 20,000 veterans strong and assists all US veterans in reaching their goals . . .
fulfilling their wishes and dreams . . .
finding employment . . .
navigating the treacherous VA benefits and healthcare system . . .
and linking like-minded members together.
Wilson’s tireless efforts result in virtually no sleep for this dynamic vet and entrepreneur who selflessly spends his quality time helping other veterans and ensuring they have a strong, positive future. Bless you, Robert Wilson! Airborne!
Welcome to your future, all you would-be fighter pilots.
To the left is an illustration of the next-gen flight helmet now worn buy those lucky few who pull Gs in the Air Force’s latest fighter, the F-35 Lightning II.
Cruise over to Popular Science’s article, The Last Fighter Pilot, for an inspirational tour.
For those of you who don’t know about my shady past, I used to pull Gs in the US Air Force, Navy and Marines attack and fighter jets, plus helos and cargo/refueling aircraft. Some of my images can be found in this article here and on ArtistRising.com.
Growing up around fighter pilots was a thrill for me: Dad was an F-4D driver in Vietnam and took me to work with him.
You can imagine the rest.