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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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    An American Legend And Your Sorry Ass

    By Jack Mandaville I have to preface my forthcoming rant with a couple of things. First, I’m a fulltime employee at Ranger Up. I don’t speak for the company or any...

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    Douchebags Gone Wild – Panama City Edition

      By Pablo James Last week, I wrote about a group of college students who desecrated the American flag as part of a protest and how, despite their poor judgment and...

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    Patriots, Protests and Property

      By Pablo James Earlier this month, 38-year-old Air Force veteran, Michelle Manhart, made headlines when a video of Valdosta State College campus police forcibly detained her as she attempted to...

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    The New Veteran, A Culture of Entitlement and Peter Pan

      By Toby Nunn President John F. Kennedy famously said, “Ask not what your country can do for you but what can you do for your country.” If only he had...

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    Hollywood, Veterans, and Social Perceptions

      By Kerry Patton For several years, I have heard on multiple occasions how veterans take issue with Hollywood. Many of these veterans are incredibly right leaning who claim Hollywood is...

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    Coach K Story, by RU Nick

    Duke University’s Grad School Campout is possibly the most ridiculous sanctioned event I have ever encountered. For 36 hours, thousands of people drink themselves into oblivion and every so often...

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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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    Douche of the Week: UC Irvine

      By SGT Awesome On the campus of the University of California, Irvine there is an Associate Student lobby. In this lobby is, among other things, a flag. On this flag...

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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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    The Strategy

      By Dakota Meyer I keep hearing all the talk on what to do with this ISIS.  All of the politicians voice their ingenious plans on how to defeat them. I...

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