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Three-year-old Harris Faulkner with her mother in Ludwigsburg, Germany. She says she loved the view from the flight control elevator of her fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s airplane.
Rules of Engagementâ&#x20AC;? by Harris Faulkner brings to the forefront the lessons she learned growing up in a military family, which can be applied today. She pays homage to the military ideals that shaped her, showing how everyone can benefit from their wisdom. Her father, a decorated career officer, a lieutenant colonel, served three tours of duty in Vietnam and raised his children with the values and ideals of the U.S. military. The nine rules include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trusting your own potential, Overcoming the odds, Recruiting our own Special Forces, Dealing with your demons, Staying ready, Wearing camouflage and Unleashing the power of integrity.â&#x20AC;? The Emmy award-winning news anchor of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulknerâ&#x20AC;? and cohost of the talk show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Outnumberedâ&#x20AC;? on Fox News Channel uses the skills she emphasizes in the chapter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Staying Ready.â&#x20AC;? Anyone who has ever watched these shows quickly realizes that she asks the formative questions, never allowing a guest to spin false narratives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I try not to have people talk past each other and to do the one thing we all need to do, listen,â&#x20AC;? Faulkner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a host, I try to give people an opportunity to speak. Yet, I watch to see if they try to filibuster, a sign to me that they are losing the argument. I enjoy hearing all sides of a con-
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versation and think that viewers can also learn from it. I want to do the work of the viewer so that they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to figure out what the truth actually is. I ask questions to illuminate where people are coming from and to get to the truth. It is less about who is right and more of what is right.â&#x20AC;? The chapter â&#x20AC;&#x153;Recruiting Your Special Forcesâ&#x20AC;? shows the importance of being surrounded by supporters. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I married my best friend,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Today, people are dividing, firing, separating based on politics. Instead, we should â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; someone if they do not show support for your dreams and victories. In your personal life as you strive for your goals the inner circle must be tight and we should never tolerate someone who does not have our back.â&#x20AC;? In speaking with Faulkner, it became obvious that she values integrity in a person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The military integrity and credo gives us that clutch,â&#x20AC;? Faulkner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I understand how difficult some things can be. But those serving know when things fall apart military brats show their resilience. For a little background, in the book, I refer to it as an enduring term standing for Born Raised And Transferred. I think it is the military saying thank you to us kids for having grit too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When one member of a family joins the military, the whole family bears the weight of the service. We sacrifice time with that GROWING UP, continued on Page 7
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Hoffman enters MLB Hall of Fame COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hometown hero Trevor Hoffman was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday. Joining former Padres â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hoffyâ&#x20AC;? in the Hall of Fame class of 2018 was Chipper Jones who didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bow to the pressure of the moment, and it was considerable. Jones was inducted Sunday as well, and he stood there delivering his speech with wife Taylor staring up at him, hours away from giving birth to a son to be named Cooper in honor of the special day. Faced with that daunting task, Jones delivered flawlessly, just as Trevor Hoffman he did during a 19year career with the Atlanta Braves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She changed my life forever,â&#x20AC;? Jones said as his wife brushed away tears. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It Pro Football Focus listed Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward as the best in the league, and ranked the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s secondary as No. 2. took me 40 years and some major imperfections in me along the way to find my true profession. Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken our two families and blended them together. It has given me what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been searching for my entire life â&#x20AC;&#x201D;true happiness.â&#x20AC;? Atlantic Falcons who rank No. 3, 4 and 5, A crowd estimated at about 50,000 respectfully. gathered on a sun-splashed day to honor six former players. Also enshrined were Projected starting lineup: Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero, Hofft Starting cornerback: Casey Hayward, man and former Detroit Tigers team96.4 grade mates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell. by Art Garcia Jr. t Safety: Jahleel Addae, 83.4 Just as he did in his unflappable role rior to the Chargers opening No. 1. Casey Hayward, Los Angeles t Safety: Derwin James, 92.1* (2017 colin the bullpen during his career as an training camp last Friday, Pro Chargers. After years of being one of the lege grade) ace reliever, Hoffman was flawless in Football Focus (PFF) released most underrated cornerbacks in the NFL, t Starting cornerback: Jason Verrett, delivering his speech, also closing it by its defensive rankings for the up- Hayward took a big step forward to claim 44.0 thanking his wife, Tracy. coming 2018 season. the throne of the top player in the league t Nickel cornerback: Desmond King, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You shared with me this amazing Finishing last season ranked No. 15 at the position. 86.5 journey of ups and downs from the beoverall â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 30th against the rush (131.1 yds. Setting a career high in terms of his PFF ginning, always never letting me get too per gm.) and No. 4 against the pass (197.2 grade at 96.4 to rank first in the league, The Chargers might not have the best high or get too low,â&#x20AC;? Hoffman said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I yds. per gm.) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; PFF has high expectations he allowed a reception just once every 17.7 cornerback duo in the game, they go love you.â&#x20AC;? for the Bolts defense this season based on snaps in coverage and allowed an NFL deeper at the position than any team in Hoffman played the bulk of his career the strength of both the secondary and de- passer rating of 58.6 on throws into his the NFL currently. Casey Hayward (96.7 with the San Diego Padres before finfensive line. coverage. overall grade, and our top cornerback for ishing with the Milwaukee Brewers. AfSingling out cornerback Casey Hay* According to PFF, Haywardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s overall this season), Desmond King (86.5), Trevor ter failing to impress the front office in ward and edge rushers Joey Bosa and grade of 96.4 ranks slightly behind the Williams (88.5) and Jason Verrett could three years as a shortstop, he switched Melvin Ingram, PFF likes both the depth Jetsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Derrelle Revisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 96.7 (2009) and just all make a starting three rotation anyto the bullpen and became a star. Usthe Chargers possess at cornerback as well ahead of the Broncosâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chris Harris Jrs.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; where else in the NFL. ing a stultifying change-up, Hoffman as the potential two highly-touted rook- 95.6 (2014) for the best ranking among One will have to be relegated to dime recorded 601 saves over 18 seasons, ies â&#x20AC;&#x201D; safety Derwin James and outside cornerbacks since 2006. packages though come Week 1. Now second all-time to former Yankees star linebacker/edge rusher Uchenna Nwosu theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve added PFFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top draftable safety Mariano Riveraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 652. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will have on the defense. Top NFL Secondaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and top five player on our board in James. He also credited his parents for his Here is a look at the rankings with an â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Mike Renner Good luck to the rest of the AFC West. success. inside perspective from PFF analysts Gor* Renner completed his evaluation of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom, dad, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the biggest readon McGuiness and Mike Renner. No. 2. Los Angeles Chargers. Chargers secondary prior to Verrettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s season Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on this stage,â&#x20AC;? Hoffman said. According to Renner the Chargers sec- sonending Achilles injury he suffered on â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all of my reasons. 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Rounding out the AFC West t Denver Broncos (No. 10) t Oakland Raiders (No. 24) t Kansas City Chiefs (No. 28)
Pass Rush Rankings â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gordon McGuinness No. 3. Los Angeles Chargers. Led by edge rushers Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, the Chargersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pass rush were listed behind the top-ranked Philadelphia Eagles and No. 2 ranked Jacksonville Jaguars and just ahead of the Los Angeles Rams and Houston Texans who rank No. 4 and No. 5, respectively.
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U.S. Army 1st Lt. Leslie R. Greenfield, right, receives a blue pin signifying completion of the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course July 20 at Fort Benning, Georgia, and becoming the California Army National Guardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first female infantry officer. | U.S. Army photo provided by Ben Garrett
GOLDEN STATE GUARDSMAN MAKES HISTORY FIRST WOMAN TO PASS INFANTRY LEADERSHIP COURSE By Lt. Col. Jonathan Masaki Shiroma California Army National Guard
ACRAMENTO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For 1st Lt. Leslie R. Greenfield, crossing the finish line is something that has literally been a huge part of her life. As an avid runner who has successfully completed 10 marathons including the Boston, she knows what it is like to train hard and to remain focused in order to complete a race. On July 20, however, Greenfield crossed a different finish line: She became the first woman in the California Army National Guard to graduate from Infantry Basic Of-
ficer Leadership Course (IBOLC). â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is very exciting for me and I am so happy to have had the opportunity just to attend IBOLC,â&#x20AC;? said Greenfield during a recent telephone interview from Fort Benning, Georgia, the home of IBOLC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There were days, I have to admit, that I questioned myself, but I kept moving forward to reach my goal to graduate.â&#x20AC;? Only 38 women have graduated from the course since the Army opened all combat arms related occupations to women a few years ago. Greenfield was one of six females from class 04-18â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 141 graduates to earn their blue cord. She knew that she would encounter some adversity from those who do not necessarily believe women belong in the infantry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some men believe you should not be here,â&#x20AC;? she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You know you have to work to earn their respect more than just a guy coming in right off the street.â&#x20AC;?
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Were we looking purely at pressure â&#x20AC;&#x153;This not something that I just deoff the edge, the Chargers would cercided to do without thinking about it,â&#x20AC;? tainly be number one. The combination Greenfield said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew it was going to of Bosa and Ingram at either defensive be tough, so I really researched what it end position is deadly, and the Chargers was going to be like to make sure it was a saw 151 of their total pressures come good fit for me.â&#x20AC;? from the duo. Coming to that decision involved askThey were the only team in the NFL ing those who had some insight into the to feature two edge defenders who fininfantry world. For that, Greenfield looked ished the 2017 season with an elite to fellow officers and to a number of non(90.0-plus) PFF grade, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no commissioned officers within her CST. reason to expect them to slow down â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have been blessed with so many great much in 2018. The bonus in 2017 was mentors and talking to them about what Liuget producing the best year of his cato expect was my saving grace,â&#x20AC;? she said. reer, adding 26 total pressures from the One such mentor was Sgt. 1st Class defensive interior. Justin Flood. Greenfield praises Flood for taking the time to explain what to expect. Rounding out the AFC West He also helped her improve in her markst Denver Broncos (No. 7) manship, taught her about what it takes to t Oakland Raiders (No. 13) be an infantry leader and to speak words t Kansas City Chiefs (No. 26) of confidence to inspire her to never quit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The infantry is not for everyone, male The Endzone: Having torn his Achilor female,â&#x20AC;? Flood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She (Greenfield) les during a conditioning drill last Frihas the drive, and I knew early that she day, one has to question if cornerback would be that person who would take on Jason Verrett will ever suit up again in that challenge.â&#x20AC;? a Chargers uniform? Selected as the Flood further explained that Greenfield 25th pick in the 2014 draft, Verrett has did one specific thing that he said would played in just 25 games during his four ultimately lead to her success. seasons in the NFL. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She is not afraid to say I am not faWhen healthy, Verrett is one of the miliar with this, and I need some advice,â&#x20AC;? best cornerbacks in the league as he Flood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think all good leaders who proved in 2015 when he was selected to ask for advice especially when they are not the Pro Bowl after finishing the season sure, will succeed.â&#x20AC;? with three interceptions, one which he Greenfield will begin her journey as an returned 68 yards for a touchdown. infantry officer as a platoon leader, Charlie However talented he may be, the botCompany, 185th Infantry Regiment. tom line in the NFL is the best ability â&#x20AC;&#x153;While monumental, graduating from is availability and unfortunately VerIBOLC was a baby-step for the LT,â&#x20AC;? Flood rett cannot stay healthy enough to last said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Now comes the next test, and I have a full season. full confidence Lt. Greenfield will clear the Fortunately for the Chargers, they next hurdle on her way to becoming an have depth and talent at the cornerback outstanding officer.â&#x20AC;? position. XXX NJMJUBSZQSFTT DPN t OFXT!NJMJUBSZQSFTT DPN
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She is very grateful to her dad for allowing her life to be molded by those in the military, â&#x20AC;&#x153;people who served this nation for the greater cause.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad is loving, has a sense of humor, and is a fabulous storyteller,â&#x20AC;? Faulkner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My dad would sit someone down and no matter what the circumstance he would start with a story. He would bring me to the Pentagon where I met fabulous leaders. My mom used to tell me because of my dad the bar is high. As a child of an officer, we are expected to be positive components of our community and to give our lives meaning and purpose. I am very grateful for having grown up in a military family.â&#x20AC;? Anyone who reads this book will understand how Faulkner has respect, gratitude and pride in the military. It is a story of courage, love and duty. "VH 7
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Two men are by a hole in the ground and they both wonder how deep it is. So, they pick up a rock and throw it in. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear anything so they pick up an old transmission and throw it in. They listen... and still didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hear anything. Then they see a goat running at them full speed and it jumps into the hole. Shortly after, a farmer comes along and asks them, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Have you seen my goat?â&#x20AC;? The two men say, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Well we saw a goat
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