It's a warm, sunny, cloudless day in San Diego, typical of the area for July. Jordan Lo sits in his mother's small sedan, parked in front of Montgomery-Gibbs Executive Airport, pausing in the silence and looking out at the dozens of small training aircraft parked on the runway.
Navy hospital corpsmen attend 14-week “A” school at the Medical Education and Training Campus in Joint Base San Antonio — Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where the curriculum has been revamped to more closely align it with the needs of the modern, expeditionary Navy and Marine Corps.
David Goggins' military background reads like a case of bad “stolen valor.” The retired Navy SEAL chief is believed to be the only member of the armed forces to have completed the BUD/s, U.S. Army Ranger School and Air Force tactical air controller training.
The grassy hill surrounding the arena is packed full of spectators and family members. The emcee calls out a dancer's name; there's movement in the crowd. The competitor makes it into the arena, throws out his hoops for his sequence. Upon the dancer's cue, the drum starts singing.