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  • What the Senior Enlisted Leader of The Army Said May Shock You

      By SGT Awesome “If you can raise motivation by fixing things that don’t really have a negative effect on the standards and discipline of the Army, why not?” –Sergeant Major...

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    The Pope is a___________

        By J.E. McCollough The pope has just declared that anyone who produces weapons or invests in weapon manufacturing companies can’t call themselves Christians. He also managed to tie in...

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    The 9 Times Nick Palmisciano Nearly Flew into a Murderous Rage…and the one time he actually did.

      By Kelly Crigger Nick Palmisciano is the fearless leader of Ranger Up who once referred to his view on life as, “the stage isn’t big enough.” We have faithfully followed...

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    Treat the Islamic State Like a State

      By J.E. McCollough It’s a truism in the military that the generals are always trying to fight the last war. That is, they tend to apply the same tactics and...

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    Behind Closed Doors: Who’s the Greatest Leader

    Every once in a while I like to give you a glimpse into the bowels of The Rhino Den. These are conversations that happen behind closed doors, out of view from...

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    When Black is White: The Politics of Self-identification

      By Pablo James I have never attended Ranger School, the Special Forces Qualification Course, BUDs, or whatever training the guys from the Special Missions Units go through. I don’t care....

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    Douche of the Week: Darla Jackson

      By Pablo James Here’s an inescapable fact that every driver needs to know: your car is a 4000-pound bullet that you must control because the consequences are deadly. Alcohol, distractions,...

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    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...

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    The Ten Best Pre-Mission Songs For Combat Operations

      By Pablo James   “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”...

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    Today is Memorial Day

      By SGT Awesome Today is Memorial Day, yet so many in our country haven’t the faintest clue what that means other than it is a three day weekend. This in...

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    Be Happy this Memorial Day

      By Genevieve Chase A lot of civilians don’t understand why some of us are so bitter about “Happy” Memorial Day weekend. They don’t get why we feel the need to...

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    Memorial Day

      By RU Rob While Memorial Day in the United States often induces thoughts of the beginning of summer, BBQ’s and a long holiday weekend, it is not celebrated as intended....

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    13 Questions with Team Rubicon in Nepal

      By Doc Bailey The recent earthquake in Nepal was devastating to the country. A mere 48 hours after the earthquake (it takes 24 to get there by air), Team Rubicon...

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    The Return: A Field Manual for Life After Combat

    NOTE: We are extremely excited to announce that Steven Pressfield’s Black Irish Books will be giving away 200 free copies of The Return! All you have to do is head here, load...

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    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...

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    A Challenge to the Flag Stompers — #PatriotChallenge

      By Stephen Parks As Americans, we enjoy freedoms and privileges that most people can only dream. I respect those rights and privileges wholeheartedly. However, that does not excuse the ignorance...

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