Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • cy

    I would do it all again without hesitation. The fire still burns,The oath was sworn for life.

  • noob

    Amen. Thankyou for your service.

  • CUrob

    God Bless all those who have served our country, as we would be nothing without those willing to sacrifice their lives for our liberties.

  • I want to thank all the vet’s for their sacrifice and courage they have shown for this country in so many years.

    Thank you for your services, they are well appreciated my many.

  • Big Daddy

    I walked the E.German/Czech boarder and trained under hard conditions to protect this country.

    I give my thanks and I appreciate those who also served. I know how much you gave up to do this job.

    At least now people know and thank you. When I was in people did not feel the same way it was a few years after Vietnam. I’m glad most people have more understanding, too bad it took 9/11 for them to “get it” a little.

    It’s one of the hardest jobs there is, it’s 24/7 and you work in some of the worst conditions imaginable for long stretches of time.

    So to fellow veterans, thank you for your service!!!

    To those who could not serve but wanted to and/or supported the troops, thank you for your support.

    To those who did not support the troops, I hope you re-think and reflect and maybe change your position and not take it out on the people who served. They did their job and allowed you to have an opinion you can voice. In other countries you are not allowed to.

    This is the greatest country in the history of mankind, let us all put our differences aside, work together to keep America strong and prosperous.

    It starts with the men and women in the military, but also public service from police to firemen to teachers, all of us have a vested interest in this country.

  • Cuban Pete

    …you’re welcome.

    Neither the nation nor yourself owes my anything. I volunteered, but after doing 9 years in uniform (5 as an “E”, and 4 as an “O”), I’ve regreted every single moment.

    In hindsight, I would not do it again.

    • Big Daddy

      I respect what you said and how you feel. I too did not enjoy my time in service and in hindsight would NOT do it again.

      But I did my duty the best I could as I am sure you did also.

      There’s not enough room here to explain the complexities of it all.

      Hopefully some day the need for soldiers will cease to exist and people can live in harmony and peace.

      • Mike P.

        Hate to break it to you, but the day that we all gather around, hold hands and sing “Kumbaya” ain’t gonna happen. There will always be people on this planet that, for whatever reason, want to either kill another group of folks, or take their stuff. That harmony and peace stuff is a pipe dream.

        USMC ’79-’83

      • Big Daddy

        Mike if that is the case I have to say the chances of our own extinction is not only possible but probable. If in the near future we do not progress intellectually to the point that mass warfare is something to read about in history class we are in trouble.

        In fact we are in trouble right now and the world is coming to a crossroad. Either we progress or regress and unfortunately it looks more and more like we are regressing.

        I can only have hope and that some day, although not in my lifetime there will be peace. It might take a few more wars to get there though. I doubt there will be any kind of world war our fathers fought but it still is possible and that would have dire consequences.

  • Blackhawk2001

    Big changes in public perception of the military from when I joined in 1970. Although the closest I came to “enemy fire” (that I know of) in my 39 year military career was 1 random rocket attack during my brief tenure in Iraq, I have the utmost respect for those of you who have been in a combat zone multiple times during your career.

    God Bless us all.

  • mike

    Jeesh what’s with you guys regretting your service? It has its low points but I served as a grunt in Afghanistan and despite personal thoughts on the war and issues with the military this is part of who I am and I wouldnt trade it for anything.