We Are F3 Carterico


A large area of land situated between military bases that the feds use to protect us (Cherry Point/Camp Lejeune)  and a beautiful seashore that the feds stole from us (Cape Lookout).  It includes such towns as Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach and essentially stretches from Cedar Island to Cedar Point.

Carterico is clannish.  Foreigners are known as dit-dots and dingbatters.  Carterico is proud of its lack of progress and generally skeptical of any idea that originates “West-a-Raleigh” (including F3).  (West-a-Raleigh is an acceptable identifier for any Carterican and is used to define the entire rest of the United States). The same spirit that once led Cartericans to jump in row boats in January and kill whales with their bare hands can now be found in the gloom in Rotary Park.


F3 is incorporated as a not-for-profit business in the state of North Carolina, and the F3 Foundation is incorporated as a tax-exempt section 501(c)3 non-profit in the state of North Carolina.

How F3 is Funded

F3 Nation incurs administrative, legal and website expenses that are covered through partnerships with businesses who support F3’s mission and the sale of gear bearing the F3 logo. Revenues generated in excess of expenses are turned over to the F3 Foundation on an annual basis.


F3 is intended to be led by the PAX, meaning each man who is in F3 should consider himself willing and ready to lead — or “Q,” in F3 parlance — a workout, event, or any other initiative consistent with the mission and core principles of F3.

The growth and dynamism of F3 is seen most clearly at the Regional level, where our Regional Qs lead F3 pax in launching new workouts, thinking up new ways to promote the Second and Third Fs and hatching new ideas for CSAUP (Completely Stupid And Utterly Pointless) F3 Events. Just as the 50 United States have been described as the “laboratories of democracy,” the regions are where F3 innovation takes place.

The co-founders of F3 are David Redding, “Dredd,” and Tim Whitmire, “OBT.”