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  • Range 15: A Review

      By Kevin Wilson Full Disclosure: Both Unapologetically American and The Rhino Den are owned by Ranger Up, and while I don’t have anything to do with Article 15, I would...

  • An Open Letter to Nick Palmisciano

      Before you read the meat of this letter, I’d like to preface it with the fact that I have worked for Nick Palmisciano for four years now. Before that I...

  • Single Ply Ain’t Fly

      By Kevin Wilson Readiness is one of those military buzzwords that everyone with foliage, wildlife or bits of astronomy on their collar likes to throw around as the impetus behind...

  • Why You Should Shut Up About the Two Girls Who Enlisted Infantry

      By Paul J. O’Leary The online veteran community has discovered something new to get its collective panties in a bunch about. It seems two 17-year-old young ladies from Texas have...

  • From MRAPs to Minivans: An Infantryman’s Guide to Family Road Trips

      By Paul J. O’Leary If you’ve been in the military anytime during the Global War on Terror, then you’ve experienced the magic that is convoy operations. Long hours on hot,...

  • Standing Before the Legend: A Tribute to Duane “Dewey” Clarridge

      By Kerry Patton To write words about a man who some like myself have idolized has become a nearly impossible task knowing he is still alive today yet tomorrow, he...

  • The New York Times and Interrogation: a Response From a Veteran

      By J. E. McCollough  On March 19 the New York Times ran an op-ed, Owning Up to Torture, by a former contract interrogator who had worked in Iraq in 2004. This...

  • Another Man’s Misery…

      By Kelly Crigger   When I walked into the Camp Rudder barracks, I only had two things on my mind…my last MRE and a bunk. Out of nowhere a toothy...

  • Where should you be 25-28 April?

      By Nick Barringer   At the 2016 NSCA Tactical Strength and Conditioning Annual Training in San Diego, California. Tyler Christiansen and the NSCA are bringing the best minds in the...

  • Belgium Attacks: “Sit And Wait”

      By Kerry Patton   It happened immediately after the Paris attacks and it is happening now as death tolls rise from the recent Belgium terror attacks. Americans are doing the...

  • My Love Hate Relationship Toward Funerals

      By Kerry Patton “Sit and wait. In the military we constantly hear this phrase which we have all learned to despise. But how do we hold on to hope if...

  • Commander in Chief Wannabes: 3 Round Burst with Tim Kennedy

      By Tim Kennedy I’m gonna start sounding off about some of the crap I see in the world around me. But don’t worry, unlike my cardio, I’m not long-winded when...

  • Death, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

      By RU Rob   Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Rhino Den entitled “I have PTSD…So What?” Since then I have not been miraculously cured of my...

  • Not My Wife But With My Life

      By Kerry Patton   Remember the days wearing the military uniform and listening to an array of ridiculous catch phrases we threw around like throwing candy to kids on the...

  • Poor Paul

      By Kelly Crigger   Paul just wanted to get laid. But he made the mistake of sharing his Uber with a drunk, opinionated old bastard and I can say with...

  • Youngblood

      By Kelly Crigger Book Review – Youngblood by Matt Gallagher   Matt Gallagher first caught my attention with a line from his first book, Kaboom, Embracing the Suck in a...

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