Shane served as a Naval Aviator who extended his tour to fly combat missions in Afghanistan after the September 11 attacks. On April 1st 2001, while assigned to the elite Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One (“World Watchers”), Shane gained international recognition when his EP-3 aircraft experienced a mid-air collision with a Chinese fighter jet over international airspace....
After graduating high school in Louisiana, Brant joined the Marine Corps Reserves as a combat helicopter mechanic. During his service, Brant was a dual qualified plane captain on both AH-1W "Cobra" and UH-1N "Huey" helicopters. His primary duties included pre-flight and post-flight inspection of aircraft to certify their safety for flight status, launch and recovery of aircraft on the flight line, work and oversight of aircraft maintenance, and educational training of junior Marines learning the skills required to earn their plane captain designation.
As a child, Mack and his father, a retired 4 Tour Vietnam Special Forces Veteran and oil field Engineer, traveled around the world. Mack lived throughout the United States and internationally in Ecuador and Peru, where he learned to speak Spanish fluently. Upon settling in Oklahoma, he joined the Army National Guard.