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  • Iron Sharpens Iron

      By RU Rob For any military officer, staff work sucks. They like to lead, not get stuck behind a desk on a thankless Battalion, Brigade, Division, or Joint staff. But...

  • First Drone Strike on U.S. Soil

    By J. E. McCollough The battalion commander I fought under during the invasion of Iraq had a saying, “Never send a Marine where you can send artillery, and why send artillery...

  • Comparing Clinton – Email, OPSEC, and Intent

      By Lana Duffy On 5 July, the FBI declared they would not pursue federal charges against Former Defense Secretary and current presumptive Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton. Despite saying she acted...

  • An Open Letter to the Army Chief of Staff

    By SGT Awesome An Open Letter To Army Chief of Staff, General Mark Milley, Hi Mark, it’s me, Awesome. I see you’ve decided to let a few people roll up their...

  • Range 15: A Review

      By Kevin Wilson Full Disclosure: Both Unapologetically American and The Rhino Den are owned by Ranger Up, and while I don’t have anything to do with Article 15, I would...

  • Scary Monsters: A New York Reporter Gets Punked by a Gun

      By Paul J. O’Leary Gersh Kuntzman of the New York Daily News might be a punk ass bitch. In an effort to join the debate over guns in America following...

  • An Open Letter to Nick Palmisciano

      Before you read the meat of this letter, I’d like to preface it with the fact that I have worked for Nick Palmisciano for four years now. Before that I...

  • Single Ply Ain’t Fly

      By Kevin Wilson Readiness is one of those military buzzwords that everyone with foliage, wildlife or bits of astronomy on their collar likes to throw around as the impetus behind...

  • Why You Should Shut Up About the Two Girls Who Enlisted Infantry

      By Paul J. O’Leary The online veteran community has discovered something new to get its collective panties in a bunch about. It seems two 17-year-old young ladies from Texas have...

  • From MRAPs to Minivans: An Infantryman’s Guide to Family Road Trips

      By Paul J. O’Leary If you’ve been in the military anytime during the Global War on Terror, then you’ve experienced the magic that is convoy operations. Long hours on hot,...

  • Another Man’s Misery…

      By Kelly Crigger   When I walked into the Camp Rudder barracks, I only had two things on my mind…my last MRE and a bunk. Out of nowhere a toothy...

  • Where should you be 25-28 April?

      By Nick Barringer   At the 2016 NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Annual Training in San Diego, California. Tyler Christiansen and the NSCA are bringing the best minds in the...

  • Belgium Attacks: “Sit And Wait”

      By Kerry Patton   It happened immediately after the Paris attacks and it is happening now as death tolls rise from the recent Belgium terror attacks. Americans are doing the...

  • Death, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

      By RU Rob   Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Rhino Den entitled “I have PTSD…So What?” Since then I have not been miraculously cured of my...

  • Not My Wife But With My Life

      By Kerry Patton   Remember the days wearing the military uniform and listening to an array of ridiculous catch phrases we threw around like throwing candy to kids on the...

  • Poor Paul

      By Kelly Crigger   Paul just wanted to get laid. But he made the mistake of sharing his Uber with a drunk, opinionated old bastard and I can say with...

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