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    Inspection

    By RU Rob The mere mention of the word INSPECTION to any member of the military will automatically draw groans, moans, bitches, gripes and complaints. Inspections can be cumbersome, and a...

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    War Stories – A Review

      By Pablo James During times of war, we have often seen elements of war and combat enter the realm of fiction writing. Typically, there are those veterans who weave elements...

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    The Coming Apocalypse: Bullets, Beans, and Ebola

      By Ross Elder My ever creative friends delight in posting internet conspiracy theories to my facebook timeline in sort of a sick and twisted challenge game. The idea is to...

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    From Amateur to Aficionado – The Basics of Cigars

    By Anthony Welsch There’s nothing quite like a cigar to unwind after a long day or make the most of your leisure time. Humans have been puffing on tobacco for centuries...

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    Herding Cats: Why Loyalty Counts

      By Lana Duffy This article is about cats. Don’t worry, I’ll get to the relevant bits in due time. I have two cats in my NYC apartment. Go ahead and...

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    SaluteGate: Not Our Biggest Issue

      By SGT Awesome Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. If you’re a member of the military it is highly likely that you recently saw a picture or video...

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    Fellow Veterans, Stop Letting ISIS Win

      By Havoc13 I’ve been getting pinged right and left the last couple of days by well-meaning people who are apparently deeply concerned for my safety. It seems that ISIS, the...

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    Invest Now! Three Technologies that We Think Are the Future

      By Kelly Crigger Microdrones are everywhere and it’s only a matter of time before drones become like smart phones. Everyone will have one because the need to know what’s going...

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    Fear the Caliphate

      By Left Of the Boom In the last few hundred years there has not been an official caliphate in the Muslim world. There have been many pretenders to the throne...

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    15 Things Hollywood Will Get Wrong About Iraq and Afghanistan

      By Kelly Crigger Someday Hollywood will start churning out movies about Iraq and Afghanistan like they did about Vietnam. If Vietnam is a model then it will probably be 10...

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    5 Leadership Tips From A Man With A Beard

    Cover Photo by Joseph D.R. OLeary and his series entitled “Of Beards and Men.” By Marty Skovlund, Jr. Due to the comments on the American (lack of) strategy for dealing with...

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    Media Coverage of the “Militarization of the American Police”

      By RU Pablo The events in Ferguson, Missouri have captured the attention of the American public in recent weeks. One of the many topics in the public forum has been...

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    Happy Birthday to Hercules – 60 Years of Flying

      By RU Pablo “C-130 rolling down the strip, 64 Rangers on a one-way trip…” Regardless of your MOS or if you joined the Army in 1974 or 2014, you have...

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    Is Crossfit the Enemy?

      By Nick Barringer The most polarizing topics known to man might be religion, politics, and…Crossfit. A quick search on the internet and you will quickly realize there are two types...

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    Leadership Lessons: Hands Off Doesn’t Work With Joe

      By Havok 13 If you’re in the Army, you’ve probably already heard all about Joe. “Joe” is a term of endearment used to describe Army personnel of all ranks, but...

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    Courage to Remember

      By Anonymous I know the war affected me. I had my issues with it for a while but I have managed to climb out of the abyss of grief. While...

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