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    Mentors and the Broken Veteran Conundrum

      By Lana Duffy Come on, people. I just kvetched about this. Can we please, for a minute, examine that not all veterans are angry, and not all veteran suicides are...

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    What is TSAC?

      By Nick Barringer MS, RD, CSSD, CSCS (EIEIO) The Tactical Strength and Conditioning (TSAC) special interest group is one of the largest special interest groups in the National Strength and...

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    Why You’re Wrong About the President and Bergdahl

      By Salil Puri With the Army’s announcement today that Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion, soldiers all over were elated. At the same time, many troops, veterans, and politicians...

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    Aftermath

    By RU Rob In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a noticeable lack of quality art engendered by the wars over the last thirteen years or so. The music has...

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    PTSD, Non-Stories, and the Hyperbole of Veteran Deification

      By RU Twisted A woman who worked as a therapist at a VA clinic was found to have been sharing images that implied making light of Veteran suicides. The pictures...

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    The Dumbass Chronicles: Grin and Bear it!

      By Leonard Benton When stationed in Alaska I learned a very valuable set of lessons when dealing with bears. Rule 1: Always travel in pairs. You cannot outrun the bear...

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    Have You Been Vetted?

      By Lana Duffy There’s a new show trying to break out these days, and it’s called Vetted. On the heels of the short run of Enlisted, which we in the...

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    Four Reasons You Suck At Transition

    By Marty Skovlund Jr. Transition, as in the military to civilian type. You know, that nasty period of instability that you can’t seem to escape. The nice folks at your ACAP...

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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....

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    Douche of the Week: Brian Williams

      By Jack Mandaville Do you know what The Rhino Den has been in desperate need of lately? A good douching. No, not the feminine kind that gives you the fresh...

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    An Open Letter From a Border Patrol Agent

    Editor’s note: We at Ranger Up fully support the mission of our nation’s law enforcement officers, including that of our Border Patrol.  This submission will remain anonymous as we respect the...

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    Debunking Tolerance

      by Ross Elder As my first debunking of 2015 I thought I would approach a subject separate from my usual internet rumor / conspiracy theory vein. No, in this article...

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    The 6 Best Sports to Prepare You for the Military

      By Pablo James Friends and colleagues of veterans often approach us for information about the military. Some ask for our thoughts on military current events and strategies. Others come to...

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    Gun Trouble?

      By LTC Craig Grosenheider, (USA Retired) “Gun Trouble” – the December 28th article in The Atlantic claims the current issue M16/M4 is “killing our soldiers” and that the military is...

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    Tab or Scroll – What Makes a Ranger?

      By Leonard Benton There have been many spirited debates on the internet, in clubs, and elsewhere on exactly who is and is not a Ranger, and the debate comes down...

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    Rocket Man

      By Kelly Crigger This article is written equally for both the admirers of extraordinary veterans and the aspiring writer who wants to learn from the best. Homer H. Hickam, a...

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