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AboutMichael Penney

Mike served 8 years in the Marine Corps infantry, deploying three times to combat; 2 tours to Ramadi Iraq and 1 to Kajaki/Sangin Afghanistan. After leaving the Corps in 2012, Mike set out as an entrepreneur. He's now the co-host of Cigars and Sea Stories, VP of business development with LifeFlip Media and director of programs at Bunker Labs RDU. Mike is a voice actor and regularly contributes to outside publications such as The War Horse and American Grit. When he's not toiling away in the office, Mike enjoys spending time shooting, hunting and, hanging out in nature. In the evening you'll find him out on the deck puffing a stogie and sharing sea stories with his fellow Marines.... and Doc.

Head shots

Marine Corps Marksmanship

Head shots, from any caliber round, that strike or disrupt the medulla oblongata have the same immediate deadly result. The target is incapacitated.  Larger 50 caliber projectiles have the ability to remove the medulla, and the head for that matter. The target is decapitated. A 50 cal projectile creates a massive amount of pressure while producing the temporary wound cavity. Overpressure of the skull may result in an explosion of the head; pink mist. Part of a collection of shorts…… Read More »

March 14, 2017 by | Be the first to comment »

Killing with a large caliber

SASR zero

Killing with a large caliber Killing someone with a large caliber bullet has a distinct satisfaction to it; pink mist. A smaller round penetrates and precisely slices through the target creating a relatively small wound cavity and causing hydrostatic decompression or bleed out. A large caliber bullet, such as the 50 cal, creates a large temporary wound cavity that rapidly expands. With a projectile measuring 12.7 millimeters, the 50 punches a thumb-sized hole through targets at 2800 feet per second…. Read More »

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5 Paragraph Business Plan Creator

5 paragraph business plan

Fill out the template to the best of your ability and click submit. **Not every box needs to be filled out, if you’re unsure type N/A** A word document will automatically populate and you will have the choice to download the file immediately or have the file emailed to you.  

July 6, 2016 by | Be the first to comment »

Bunker Builds America

Bunker Labs recently launched a year-round nation-wide tour to highlight veteran entrepreneurs who are adding VALUE to the world. Last fall we had a chat with the Executive Director Dean Bundschu, he was the first to tell us about the Bunker and all their great offerings. “Bunker Builds America“ is a national tour that touches major cities throughout the US. There are a wide range of industries and business concepts to check out in the various pit stops along the way…. Read More »

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Another Day Above Ground

Michael Penney, Another Day Above Ground

Everyday people ask me how I’m doing and the response is typically the same, “another day above ground!”. This isn’t meant as a curmudgeon ‘F U’, much rather the opposite. It means there is still time left in the race. It means I’m still here…so the devil is nervous. The mythical ‘they’ haven’t killed me yet, and so the struggle continues. It’s a reminder that we will not be here forever, therefore, we must seize the day! MOTO?!?!?!  You’re GD straight it… Read More »

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Big Booms Make Rubble!

Big Booms Make Rubble!

While serving in Kajaki Afghanistan during the spring of 2011, our police advisor team made camp aboard FOB Z near the Helmand lake. The FOB was an old stronghold of the kings, then later, the Russians and now us. We were staying in an old ruin of a structure. The exterior walls were constructed of stacked bricks covered in river mud to make an adobe paste. The same mud lined the interior walls then covered in a white paste which… Read More »

March 30, 2016 by | 2 Comments