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In these moments I wander back to the simple times

In these moments I wander back to the simple times

August 30, 2019 2 Comments

There are moments where I wish I could throw my hands up and go back to the military. There are moments where I wish I could be around people who are like me. There are moments where I wish life would go back to a simpler time.

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Looking back on 2018...

Looking back on 2018...

December 31, 2018

Since that whirlwind of a night, the trajectory of Combat Flags has changed. I’ve talked with thousands of you via email, Facebook messenger, Instagram messenger and even LinkedIn this year. You’ve told me stories of your service, you’ve told me stories of loved ones who have committed suicide following a deployment (or multiple deployments), you’ve told me stories of loved ones who were killed on deployment and you’ve told me stories of hope.

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I’m too in my head and too used to my environment

I’m too in my head and too used to my environment

October 26, 2018 1 Comment

His advice was great, but what I found to be most valuable was brainstorming with someone who was an outsider to Combat Flags. That outside perspective lent itself to creativity for creativity’s sake, not productivity’s sake.

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And seconds later I was behind a podium

And seconds later I was behind a podium

October 12, 2018

On the screen I saw memories of my old life, of my current life, and inspiration for a future life. Images of time in the service, images of the early days of Combat Flags and images of my family shone brightly on large, rectangular screens. A booming voice narrated, offering the story of Combat Flags, my story, to a charmed audience.

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In a way it feels like the military has ruined me...

In a way it feels like the military has ruined me...

August 25, 2018 10 Comments

I’ve had a gnawing, grating feeling since I graduated college. This feeling I couldn’t shake. This feeling I kept pushing deep, deep down. This feeling that, to this day, creeps up on me and stops me in my tracks. This feeling is that I’ve lost my purpose.

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6 years, 9 months, 8 days

January 09, 2018 20 Comments

We can slice and dice the time any way we’d like, but in the end it took 213,753,600 seconds for Combat Flags to come into existence. It took 353 weeks and 3 days for a single idea, a chronic thought, to become a tangible and meaningful project.

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