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  • The Standard

      By Luis Rosa So, I feel like I should explain something. I really don’t feel like I can call myself a Ranger. Bear with me now, it can get complicated....

  • Ranger Up Talks Suicide: The Facts

      By Greg Drobny, aka “Mr. Twisted.”   One of the most difficult things to do when addressing the topic of suicides in the military and Veteran community is to speak...

  • Time to Welcome a New Era of Rangers

      By Nick Palmisciano Before I arrived at West Point at the age of 17, I had a very clear image of what a cadet was supposed to be.  I pictured...

  • Douche of the Week: Drawing Mohammad

      By SGT Awesome A local veteran has decided that the previous draw Mohammad event in Texas wasn’t quite controversial enough and has decided to hold another one right here in...

  • The Butt Hurt Locker

    By SGT Awesome In the past month my newsfeeds have been inundated with veterans bitching and moaning or even threatening violence simply because their feelings were hurt or their image was...

  • Source: Bergdahl to Face Prosecution for Desertion

      By Havoc 13 In a bombshell revelation made just last night, it appears that the Pentagon plans to prosecute Army sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for desertion after all. First revealed on...

  • Blue Lives Matter

      by Pablo James Last Saturday, a chill ran down the spine of every cop in America, their spouses, their children, their parents, and their friends. A chill that reminded each...

  • Staff Duty Blues

      By Left of the Boom We have all felt it.  If you spent any time on active duty your name got put on that DA 6 the 1SG lovingly maintained...

  • Hero Without a Gun

      By Left of the Boom Hero without a Gun I read about a man who went to war without a gun and I was puzzled because not only was he...

  • Mogadishu

      By Nick Palmisciano I was 16 years old and had just been accepted to West Point when I saw the bodies of Americans being dragged through the streets of Somalia. ...

  • In the Real World, Violence is Golden

      By Havoc 13 “Order demands violence.”  It’s a fundamental truth of human society that is as conspicuous as it is controversial. The controversy comes because people aspire to and yearn...

  • The Fall of Tikrit, Mosul, and Some Thoughts on What it Means.

      By RU Twisted I spent most of 2009 in the Tikrit AO. What I saw then and how it applies to the recent news that Tikrit fell to al Qaeda...

  • 10 Most Important Battles in American History and Why: Part IV—the Final Two.

      By RU Twisted Well, here we are. The final two. I’d like to say something profound that would be the poetically written version of a drum roll, but instead I’ll...

  • It’s Time We Have a Serious Conversation About the VA

      By RU Twisted This week the American Legion, for the first time in over 50 years, asked for the resignation of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Eric Shinseki—a friend to...

  • 10 Most Important Battles in American History and Why: Part III

      By RU Twisted Ah, who cares about a catchy intro? If you’re reading this one, then you already know what it’s about based on parts one and two, so let’s...

  • 10 Most Important Battles in American History and Why: Part II

      By RU Twisted If you missed part one of the 10 Most Important Battles in American History and Why, please do check it out. If you don’t, then it will...

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