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Anatomy of the Boot

Anatomy of a Boot 21stcentury footwear is a marvel of engineering, built from high-tech materials, delivering extreme performance while minimizing weight and maximizing durability. All of this is all possible thanks to a combination of four primary components: Upper, Insole, Midsole, Outsole. Upper The Upper comprises most of the exterior, above [...]

Proud Supporters of Blue Line Bears

Written By: Suzie O'Grady Like many little girls, Megan grew up admiring her dad.   And like many of their dads, he is her hero.   She grew up watching her dad put on his uniform and gun belt and walk out the door to protect our community, and that made her admire [...]

Q & A with Jeff Nichols: Former Navy SEAL

Jeffery G. Nichols CSCS*D, TSAF-F*D Exercise Physiologist Former Navy SEAL Jeff graduated from Wilton High School in 1996 and enrolled into Indian Hills Community College in Centerville Iowa. Jeff played baseball at Indian Hills and played in two junior college World Series’ before graduating in 1998. Jeff then attended Troy University [...]

Prepare for the National Crisis

A National Crisis Over the past 15 years, individuals, families, and communities across our Nation have been tragically affected by the opioid epidemic. The number of overdose deaths from prescription and illicit opioids doubled from 21,089 in 2010 to 42,249 in 2016. This steep increase is attributed to the rapid proliferation [...]

In A Split Second Your Life Can Change Forever

WRITTEN BY: Sheena Carach   In a split second your life can change forever...for the good or the bad. In my case, my life as I knew it completely changed in August of 2016, after a chance encounter with four Sheriff’s deputies. My youngest child, who could easily be labeled as [...]

Fentanyl: Challenges as a First Responder & How to Protect Yourself

When you decide on a career as a first responder, be it police, fire, or medic, you understand the many dangers associated with this calling. Today there is a new danger to add to the list: Fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic drug that is manufactured primarily in China and Mexico, and [...]

Officer Ashley Smith: You only have ONE Body!

  Hey y’all, Officer Ashley Smith here with Galls. I'd like to quickly introduce myself; I am a Police Officer in Onondaga County NY where I have over 9 years of Law Enforcement Experience as a Patrol Officer and over 8 Years experience as a Personal Trainer. Between spending my mornings [...]