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This week's TAI is submitted by Shanna Kohr, our oldest daughter. She expressed honor for the best man I've ever known (my own Dad -- Jack Chinn) on this Father's Day.


The FBSN has a very simple tagline, Ready-Willing-Able, summarizing our threefold mission.

My Grandpa served in WWII. His ship, the USS Princeton, was bombed and sunk in the battle of Leyte Gulf on October 24, 1944. Every year he would travel across country to the annual ships reunion. He loved people fully and the camaraderie that was built up in the surviving sailors throughout the years was inspirational. 

On his trip to the reunion, he and Grandma would stop to visit us. My Grandpa was my hero, the stories he would share about the brave young men who died in that battle next to him are among my earliest memories. He told the stories, full of truth and pain, complete with their failures and victories. He did not waste the heartache he endured, consumed in alcoholism or anger. He learned from and passed along these hard lessons to build up character in the people within his sphere of influence and to honor the memory of those whose lives were lost. He inspired others with his stories to live their lives in honor of God, willing to lay down selfish ambitions for the sincere love of others.

The FBSN is a network with hundreds of men and women like him. Whose hearts are set on protecting the people of God, their friends, their family, and their neighbors. Every year at the security operations summit (SOS) I see them gather together to become better equipped and trained (Ready and Able). I also see that inspirational spirit of camaraderie that makes bravery contagious (as Greg Stevens puts it). 

At the SOS, attendees are not only built up with knowledge, training, and skills but they are inspired by the lessons learned through the experiences of others. 

I see the same character in our speakers that continue to come and share their lessons learned; Among those are, Doug Burig, Stephen Willeford, and Carl Chinn (another great hero of mine who inherited that same inspirational story telling gift from Grandpa). 

If you have not already registered for this years SOS.23, please sign up at https://www.fbsnamerica.com/events/sos-23

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