In the SEAL teams, there is nothing like the adrenalin rush of getting the "one minute out" call from the air crew of a helicopter as you are about to get inserted in the field. The bird is about to start its flare. In that last 60 seconds, all the mission planning, preparation and rehearsing flashes through your mind. You are fired up!
You are chomping at the bit to get going, but you know that there are unknown factors that you cannot possibly foresee no matter how thorough you were in mission planning. Nothing is ever executed exactly as planned! Yet, you feed off this uncertainty and know that you will execute successfully no matter what "unknowns" you will encounter along the way. I have been working on my performance apparel venture now for over a year now and I am "One Minute Out!" I will give you a full situation report (SITREP) in a couple weeks.
CM Teammates, I hope all of you are having a great summer! About the photo, it was taken at San Clemente island -- 2 weeks before graduating from BUD/S. I am about to go put a lot of C4 explosives on obstacles in the surf.
HOOYAH Brotha Al! Your CM Teammates have your six.
CHARLIE MIKE -- ALDEN