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    The Perfect Order to Watch the Star Wars Movies

      By Nick Palmisciano There are a lot of articles out there about the right order to watch the previous six Star Wars movies prior to getting out and watching The...

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    Your opinion on women in the infantry doesn’t matter

      By Nick Palmisciano The President of the United States has decided that women will serve in every job in the military starting in April.  Some of you are one hundred...

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    Time to Welcome a New Era of Rangers

      By Nick Palmisciano Before I arrived at West Point at the age of 17, I had a very clear image of what a cadet was supposed to be.  I pictured...

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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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    Mogadishu

      By Nick Palmisciano I was 16 years old and had just been accepted to West Point when I saw the bodies of Americans being dragged through the streets of Somalia. ...

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    On Rape

      By Nick Palmisciano We need to step up. All of us. The Department of Defense is now estimating that anywhere from 20-25% of all women who have served in the...

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    We’re Better Than This

      By Nick Palmisciano We need to stop being fucking assholes. I have a massive amount of pride about the time I spent in the military.  I have an even greater appreciation...

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    On Military Service

      By Nick Palmisciano Veterans Day is a weird day for most veterans. Like you, I get a lot of texts and emails and Facebook messages and the like from my...

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    On Newtown. On Guns.

    On Friday, a dad received news that a lone gunman walked into an elementary school and murdered twenty first grade children and six adults. His heart fell to the ground. Tears...

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    Hero of the Week: Neil Armstrong

    By Nick Palmisciano There he sat, his head ringing with the massive vibrations of the engines roaring beneath him. If anything went wrong on ignition, he and his crew of two...

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    I Wrote This

      Hello America, my name is Nick Palmisciano and I wrote the essay below, not General David Petraeus, “A Marine in Iraq”, General Schwarzkopf, any of the wounded warriors it’s been...

  • Superheroes Part I

    You’ve seen a thousand guys out in custom tshirts, 70s clothes, maybe the occasional toga. Have we done that? Sure. But that’s average night out fare...

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    Build

    When I entered West Point in 1994 one of the first things I had to memorize is the Purpose of the United States Military Academy, which at the time read:  ...

  • Counseling Statements by RU Nick

    A Ranger Up fan sent us his best counseling statements and got an internal monologue started. Now, drop in your favorite counseling statement and enter for your chance to win some...

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    Douche of the Week: Chris “The Real Hero” Hayes from MSNBC

    MSNBC’s Chris Hayes proclaimed on Memorial Day that he was uncomfortable labeling fallen troops as heroes as he felt the term is used as an excuse to engage in “Unjust Wars”....

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    Bob and Nancy Strait Update

    About an hour ago, I spoke with one of Bob and Nancy Strait’s daughters.  I will not post her name for her own protection and privacy. She expressed her thanks on...

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