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Sexual Assault

Jim walks us through a series of rape scandals at the Air Force Academy, and discusses practical ways to prevent and respond to assaults.

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Preventing Heat Related Injuries – In Memory of Ken “K3” Sturgill

First, a toast: This episode is dedicated to Airman First Class Kenneth “K3” Sturgill, an Air Force SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape) Specialist Trainee who perished in training as a result of heat stroke. K3’s father, K2, shares some stories about his childhood and the man he was. We learn about the mishap and what steps the Air Force is taking to prevent this sort of thing in the future. To wrap up, Mike and Jim talk a little about heat stress and how to mitigate heat related injuries.

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Lessons from Ruby Ridge

One of the most emotional stand-offs in US history is the one between the Weaver family and the FBI at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. This all started when a group of US Marshals were attempting to arrest Randy Weaver for a weapons offense. After an exchange of gunfire that left people on both sides dead, the FBI HRT responded to resolve the issue in what became one of the most polarizing cases that touched everything from gun control, the use of deadly force by law enforcement, and federal oversight and over-reach.

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LANGUAGE WARNING! This episode is NOT safe for work! Uncle Dan likes Jack Daniels and he’s had a little bit to drink so we’re gonna drag some war stories out of him and have a good time. Dan was one of Mike’s team leaders on SWAT when he first joined the team. He’s also a football coach for his son, and it turns out there’s quite a bit of crossover between the two in terms of leadership and tactics. As the alcohol level rises, you’ll get to hear a little bit about how Dan has shaped the training culture in his agency and what he’s learned along the way. Good times!

Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture

Dan’s website, filthypirate.org (Not safe for work, or the faint of heart!)

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  1. B Robinson

    Great episode fellas. It is nice to see we are all dealing with the same kind of hurdles in training our guys. I am a 25+ year LE veteran (SWAT, gamgs, patrol etc) and I also get these same hurdles with guys bitching about training being too hard or the “3s” you refer to not liking me pointing out that the stupid shirt they wear to training and all the other stupid cliche shit they wear and have mean nothing when it looks like they wish they were paid by the damn pound.

    Keep preaching my ddues. Maybe the best episode yet

    Also- just got my first Riteon RDO. Cant wait to try it out.

    Stay safe out there boys.

    -From the Great State of Texas!

    • Mike

      Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Let me know how you feel about the Riton optic, they are good peeps so if you have any issues don’t hesitate to reach out, they will make it right. -Mike


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