Author Archives: Jake Boyer

About Jake Boyer

Hi, I’m Jake. Here are some descriptors that apply to me: writer, photographer, soldier, husband, son, brother, sergeant first class, geek, father, runner, reader, Hawkeye fan, lover of LOST, fan of Elmore Leonard, Sports Illustrated subscriber. I like a lot of things and want to start writing about them again. I used to blog a lot, but now I do all my writing for the Department of Defense, either at my day job with the Defense Logistics Agency, where I edit Loglines, or when I moonlight as a sergeant first class with the Army Reserve’s 200th Military Police Command. I hope you like what I’m trying to crank out here! You can follow me at Twitter through my handle @jakeboyer.

Track Your Money!!!

Some of my friends like to give me a hard time because I watch my bank accounts like a hawk, even going so far as to keep a personal balance sheet in an age where almost every transaction posts immediately. … Continue reading

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Murica! The Column

What I think about when I want to have fun on the 4th of July. Continue reading

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Same-sex marriage decision impacts more than those allowed to marry

Why the Supreme Courts decision to allow same-sex marriage throughout the country means my daughter will grow up in a better world. Continue reading

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Disgusted About Ray Rice? Skip the NFL

As a man – a father, husband, son, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many wonderful women – I’m quite frankly disgusted with how Roger Goodell and the NFL have handled the Ray Rice situation from the start. That disgust … Continue reading

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Where Babies Come From

So a guy meets a girl … Hold on, I promise that I think I’m going somewhere other than where you think I’m going. So a guy meets a girl, and they like each other. They hang out a lot. … Continue reading

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Jake’s OIF War Journal 22: The Only Good Iraqi (Bat) is a Dead Iraqi (Bat)

I’ve almost hit the end of my war journal, but I realize there were about three months that I didn’t write a thing about in it, so I’ve decided that some of those stories should be shared. Some are funny, … Continue reading

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What I Think About on Memorial Day

Eleven years ago, I was a specialist who had been in the Army just barely more than six months. After finishing basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and journalist training at Fort Meade, Md., I reported to Fort Benning, Ga., … Continue reading

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