Bottom line up front: I’m going to start a race team/club/ group/ clan/ gaggle/ or whatever you heathens might want to call it for active military and veterans to race with & conduct all sorts of different shenanigans in Forza Motorsports 6!
FM6 offers many, many opportunities to conduct many different varieties of racing & the group would utilize FM6’s diversity in racing, tuning competitions, painting, hot lapping, etc… etc… etc…
That being said, I would like to gauge interest for such a group and also see who & how many out there are or were in the military…this is not just for U.S Military…it will be open for any military that the U.S. is allies with.
Additionally; I would like to open this group to military dependents past & present… especially Gold Star family members. I will say that you must 100% not be easily offended or bothered by course language because it is a military heathen group after all…LOL!
I understand that non-military folks may feel excluded & I’m sorry for that… however… the group’s mission is to establish a place for veterans, especially ones that have disabilities such as myself (PTSD, TBI, other physical issues) to come together & have the comradery that is common place in the military.
I will say that I see no issues in having very patriotic & pro-military supporters race with us on a space available situation. Heck, maybe even have a section within the group of supporters… a team within a team if you will.
I will hold off on naming the group & other specifics until there’s enough folks to add their opinions… this will be “our” group… not just “my” group! I want as many people to add input so that you feel you have ownership in the life of this group… ownership of the mission if you will!
So now I will “sound off” about myself; details to follow:
I’ve been a U.S. Marine for 20 years and will be retiring in less than a month. I’ve also been in combat & served multiple combat tours in both Afghanistan & Iraq. I have been battling the symptoms of PTSD for 12 years & it is a fight everyday. I have a really jacked up back, hips, knees, & feet. I have permanent nervous system damage in my lower body due to being exposed to an unidentified toxin(s) while in the “Big Sandbox”.
I’ve found that Forza games have been my escape & distraction from the intrusive memories of combat, has helped me break out of my anti-social shell (though I still have a hard time actually getting on the mic & talking to folks), it also helps by distracting my mind away from the severe & constant 24/7 pain I endure.
So… that’s a bit about me & hopefully other military members & veterans will follow suite so that we can have some good times in the Forza world.
Lastly, if any of you know military members or veterans that play Forza please make them aware of this thread & what I’m trying to accomplish. Also, if you are not in the military, veteran, or dependent still feel free to comment on this thread if you are interested in being a part of this group in a supporter type team/branch of the group.
So sound off!