Salute to Our Troops

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  • When: 07/02/2020
  • QIC: Yard Sale
  • The PAX: Outhouse, Sofa, Deuce, Hat Trick, Dollar Bill, Zamboni, Knuckles,

Salute to Our Troops

5:30 AM – Reveille played

The Warmorama:

  • Don Quixote x 10 IC
  • Side Straddle Hops x 15 IC
  • Reacher x 10 IC
  • Imperial Walker x 10 IC

The Thang:

Call to Battle Trumpets sounded, indicating time to go.

Marines’ Hymn (Halls of Montezuma) called us over to the Marine outpost:

Lap around parking lot, jumped fence to right field.

Circled up for Bear Crawl Ring of Fire

Bear Crawl in circle for several minutes, transition to circle plank. Hold plank through next exercise.

Took turns doing 10 merkins, one by one, with loud count during group plank.  Cycled through until PAX finished.

FACT:  Marines practice martial arts as part of their training.


The sounds of “Anchors Aweigh” called us over to the Navy outpost (by concession stand):

Separated into two groups to receive orders under the loud noises of combat.  Concentration skills were tested.

Group 1 ran to home plate, jumping fence and doing somersault along the way.  Ordered to pick up flag and return to group.

Group 2 did prisoner squats and side lunges until they returned.

Switch, repeat.

All 12 flags recovered safely and planted at memorial.

Extra Credit:  Can someone find out who Jean Eva Lynch is?  We exercise by her memorial all the time, but I cannot find anything on her.


FACT:  The birthplace of the Navy is fought over to this day between two Massachusetts towns—Beverly and Marblehead.  Still unknown.


“Off We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder” called us over to Air Force station:


  • 1st base- 20 burpees
  • 2nd base- 30 merkins
  • 3rd base- 40 prisoner squats
  • Home plate- 50 lunge walks to right field
  • Plank for 6

FACT:  A U.S. Airman was the first to break the sound barrier.


Army Song (The Army Goes Rolling Along) called us over to Army base:

Tunnel of Love- (COVID modified to 6’ Freeway of Love)- cycled through this a couple times.

Lap around ballfield perimeter.

X-Factor-  x 40

Merkins x 20


WWI Sit-ups- x 20

4 stations complete.

Victory Music “Ride of the Valkeries” blared as we jumped fence and headed for flag.


Post Battle ab beatdown at the flag:

  • Guantanamo
  • 50 LBCs
  • 25 Monkey Humpers

COT (Circle of Trust)

Circle Up

Count o Rama

Name o Rama


BOM (Ball of Man)

Honor and prayers for our troops, their families, and our friends and family in need.  Gave thanks for F3, our health, this beautiful earth, and many others.  It’s a good day to be alive!


“Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.”

  • Bob Marley



The Navy SEAL Trident is sometimes called the “Budweiser.”

The trident worn on the uniforms of Navy SEALs is officially designated as the “Special Warfare Insignia,” but it is sometimes called the “Budweiser,” named in part for the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) course, the grueling twenty-five week special warfare school. The trident also has an uncanny resemblance to the Anheuser-Busch logo.  Gurgle, gurgle.

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