Jason B. Ladd

Ask the Questions. Embrace the Answers. Make the Leap.

A Heart of Wisdom and White Sulphur Springs

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The sun was setting behind Hezekiah Ridge, the peak of a small mountain on Victory Trail winding through Pennsylvania’s Allegheny country. I stood at the top looking down on the 1,000 acres of land surrounding the Heritage House at White Sulphur Springs thinking about a heart of wisdom. Porcupine Shale formations covered with green moss and […]

Book Launch Day for One of the Few!

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Update: One of the Few is now a #1 Best Seller on Amazon in Kindle Christian Living (free), Inspirational (free), Theology (free), and Apologetics (free)!  Let me just cut to the chase. Today is Launch Day for One of the Few! Get it double-free. FREE Kindle download November 10-12 FREE audiobook for FIGHTER FAITH (blog) […]

Mourning the Loss of a Fighter, Father, and Marine

The Marines lost a great flyer last week. Here’s to Taj Sareen, fighter, father–Marine. Click HERE to support a memorial fund for his daughter, Jade. “When this life I’m in is done, and at the gates I stand, my hope is that I answer all the questions on command. I doubt I’ll be asked of my […]

Alaska Airlines: Core Values for Corps Veterans

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The more I learn about Alaska Airlines, the more I learn about leadership . During my time flying F-16s with the US military’s inter-service exchange program, I met several reserve officers who flew for major airlines. I asked several of them who they flew with, and they all told me about their experiences flying big-wing […]

Author’s Update For One of the Few

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Hello everyone. I just wanted to give you an update on the status of my upcoming book One of the Few. I also wanted to ask you to sign up for my early notification list. I’ll talk more about why you might want to do that below.

Broad is the Path (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few. Click here to receive updates on the release in November 2015! If you can manage not to get blown off the ship while navigating the crowded and dangerous flight deck while trying to find your jet, you’ve won half the battle. The landing pattern is different at night and allows for […]

A Response to Buddhist-Based Training in the Corps

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This is my response to recently proposed Buddhist-based training in the Corps. While Christ is being involuntary separated from the Marines, the Buddha is expanding his sphere of influence in the military’s latest pilot project to address rising numbers of suicides and cases of PTSD. If Christ is retired as the military’s longest ranking spiritual mentor, he […]

Splashing Myths (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few.  I was running out of missiles and we already lost one fighter. We managed to hold back the first wave of enemy aircraft, but air intercept control (AIC) was already calling out more groups. There was no time to mourn for Dash-4; he made a tactical error and paid […]

The Routine (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few. Pre-order today, buy a book for the troops, and help me reach my funding goal by March 22nd! (Update: our pre-order funding goal was met! Stay tuned for the official launch in November!) My alarm buzzed at 6:00 p.m. Time to wake up. I rolled out of the bottom bunk and […]

Officer Candidate School (Excerpt from One of the Few)

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An excerpt from One of the Few. Pre-order today, buy a book for the troops, and help me reach my funding goal by March 22nd! (Update: our pre-order funding goal was met! Stay tuned for the official launch in November!) Day one began in a parking lot where a Sergeant Instructor assembled the new officer candidates. He instructed […]