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    “Affluenza” Part II: All the Justice Your Money Can Buy

      By Havoc13 Back in December, my friend and fellow Rhino Den writer RU Twisted wrote a brilliant and timely article on something called “affluenza,” which he explained as “an ‘affliction’...

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    Is Attitude Really Everything?

      A Ranger Up Fan Submission Well, I put that question to the test—”the biggest so far in my life”—and discovered that committing to a mindset of unrelenting determination transformed this...

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    Call It What It Is

      By Lana It appears there has been a slight uptick in military personnel-related violence lately, mostly regarding guns and a strong dose of the crazy. “You can’t call these people...

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    Seven Nightingales

      By J.E. McCollough Sometimes the truth is intentionally covered up. Sometimes, though, the truth just slips through the cracks, obscured by the fog of war and then overtaken by surrounding...

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    BAMF of the Week: Night Stalkers – CW5 Maier and CW5 Cook

      By RU Special Contributor Thaddius Dawkins FORT CAMPBELL, KY — As the A Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment hangar began to fill with people Friday, it was...

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    How Separating From The Military Is Like Breaking-Up

      By RU Guest Contributor Lana Oh, Mother Army, even a year post-exit I still feel that tug. After nearly ten years together I guess that is to be expected; I...

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    War Footing

      By J.E. McCollough “If we (the United States) minded our own business we would live in a far less dangerous world.” — Former Representative Ron Paul “America must move off...

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    Why US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Still Matters

      By Havoc 13 In a country currently caught up in the Olympic spirit and chronically divorced from its military, it can be easy to lose track of individual US service...

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    ‘Benghazi: The Definitive Report’ is Going to Hollywood

      By The Rhino Den Staff Within minutes of hearing the news unfold about the horrific Benghazi terrorist attack on 9-11-2012 which left four brave Americans killed, Brandon Webb and Jack...

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    Douche of the Week: Social Media Zombies

      By Sgt Awesome On the evening of February 8th, 2014 a Twitter account with 460,000 followers tweeted: “1 simple #retweet could save his life… #FindHim” and a picture of a...

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    “No More Noble Calling” – ADM McRaven on the US Army

      By Havoc 13 On January 18th, the United States Military Academy at West Point held an event known as “500th Night,” which for the junior class of West Point cadets...

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    My Love/Hate Relationship With My Husband’s Ranger Panties

    Editor’s note: When I was conducting my morning web survey I found this piece at cbsmom.com by a cancer survivor and Army wife. Posted with permission of the author.  Please stop...

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    Predators Aren’t Patriots

      By RU Guest Contributor Lydia Davey I remember making the phone call to my parents. My hands were clammy. They’re clammy now as I remember it. I was sick to...

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    Sometimes It’s Better To Let It Go…

      By RU Fan – James On July 2, 1976 the Country of Vietnam was unified under the flag of Communism after the United States cut off all military aid to...

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    Why Society Needs Reintegration

    By Stephen Parks The performance and discipline of the civilian workforce is an unpleasant sight. I fail to find a reason to “reintegrate” into a culture of laziness and disrespect that...

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    Warrior Poetry: Atmospherics

      By Anonymous RU Fan Bad news spreads through old platoons Like echoes bouncing off 50-mile canyons Heron’s cries across broad lagoons.   Some men live long, unhappy lives And fade...

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