The "Boot Camp Graduate" Patch is one of our most recent patches we've released, and yet, it's already one of my favorites. The idea came to me a couple of months ago when I was mindlessly scrolling through Instagram and seeing all of the college graduation photos from last semester, and I thought to myself, "Well, I want one of those." I mean I got one from High School but to be completely honest, I don't even know where it is. Plus, it's not like it's that special, it's High School we're talking about.
But that crisp hardback one you get after college, yeah that one's real nice. Nothing says "I'm ready to take over the world." like a college degree inside of a fancy hardback cover with that crisp insignia. I have every right to be jealous for not having my own.
So it got me thinking, why doesn't the military give out diplomas or something at graduation? I mean they definitely have the resources to make it happen, so what's the catch? Are we not worthy of such a high honor? Boot Camp graduation is a very formal and well-orchestrated event, imagine the icing on the cake if you also walked out of there with a fancy degree in your hand. I would say even the victory walk across the stage to receive said degree wouldn't be to much to ask for.
I guarantee the recruits would take it a lot more serious if they knew what they'd be missing out on if they didn't make it to graduation. I'm just saying, a little incentive never hurt anybody.
So for all the Vets and Active Duty killers out there who never got their 30 seconds of fame at some prestigious University graduation, I present to you the "Boot Camp Graduate" Morale Patch.
You deserve it,
It was my first morning in Sun Valley, Idaho and Yanne and I just finished with some Jiu Jitsu and he was driving me around town showing me what's what.
One of the stops, of course, was the gym, in which we pulled up to the front, hopped out and took a quick tour inside. On our way back out, Yanne hit the auto-starter on his truck and pulled a quick sidebar to show me the view over the pool with the spectacular mountains in Ketchum.
We were standing there for about 24 seconds, talking about life, and out of nowhere this screeching voice calls out, "IS THIS YOUR TRUCK!?". She then sternly asks if she can turn his truck off. (I guess there's vehicle idling rules or some shit.)
To the lady's dismay, Yanne sternly goes "No!", and with them looking at us like we were deranged maniacs, he followed it up with a "Carry on". He actually said "Carry on". They moseyed off, obviously muttering under their breaths about what had just happened.
As we got back in his truck, he was like "I'm glad you got to see that. There's like a whole community of those types of women out here out here...sometimes you just gotta put your foot down."
It was one of the realest moves I'd ever seen, and a lesson to us all. When it comes to Karens, sometimes you just need to put your foot down.
Restocks? ANOTHER ONE:
197th Al Pastor Strike Group
Any old horny Karens, hit my line,
One glance at our AR-15 "Thunderstruck" Morale Patch and you'll be "Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah, ah-ing" your little rifle-loving heart out. Whether your headed to Texas to have some fun or the SHOT Show in Vegas for even a little more fun, we got you covered. This patch could make it through anything with you, even Hell and back.
The embroidery work on this patch is as close to impeccable as it gets, and the sharp heat cut finish means that not only does it look crisp, but it will stay crisp for a long time. I'd even be willing to say this patch will last longer then your real AR-15 back at home. That's a bold statement coming from a simple patch guy like myself, but I stand by it.
The AC/DC parody design of this patch will make you want to head to the range with the boys and go nuts while blaring "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" on repeat. Sounds like a hell of a day to me.
You've been thunderstruck,