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    Working in the Unknown

      By RU Rob Imagine if you will, being deployed to Afghanistan. You are there for one purpose, to fight and win. Every day you know that when you leave the...

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    Iron Sharpens Iron

      By RU Rob For any military officer, staff work sucks. They like to lead, not get stuck behind a desk on a thankless Battalion, Brigade, Division, or Joint staff. But...

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    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...

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    Ranger Up Talks Suicide: An Introduction

      By RU Rob Suicide. When put together, those seven letters can draw out a range of emotions from fear to anger, sorrow to shame, and everything in between. In recent...

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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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    Top 15 Signs of Curmudgeonism

      By RU Rob Our in-house curmudgeon, Kelly Crigger, has blessed the holiday season with a slew of  curmudgeonisms.  If you have not read his book, Curmudgeonism: A Surly Man’s Guide...

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    Thanksgiving Army Style

      By RU Rob One of the things I truly miss about the military is how they celebrate the holiday season. It really didn’t matter if I was with my biological...

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    9 Really Bad Military Stock Photos

      By RU Rob Over the last couple of years, finding photos for our stories has become increasingly hard.  We started using an image service to provide us with all of...

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    I’m In Love With A Hog

      By RU Rob I am in love. It started in the sixth grade when my father was stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas and I attended Custer Hill Elementary School. My...

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    The Rhino Den in 2013

      By RU Rob The Rhino Den has survived another year, mostly unscathed, except for a few new scars and some new stories to tell the grandkids (which are coming sooner...

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    Hollywood Rights A Wrong! Wait…What?!?

      By RU Rob We have chronicled our disdain for Hollywood on many occasions here on Ye Olde Rhino Den and it isn’t often that I get a chance to report...

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    Are We Honoring the Fallen?

      By RU Rob Over the last couple of years I have matured in ways I never imagined possible. As I get older I am less sensitive to things that, as...

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    Douche of the Week: Kanye West

      By RU Rob I hesitated to write anything about this story. Mostly because, well…labeling Kanye West a douchebag is… …duh. Every time I see Kanye in the news or hear...

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    Douche of the Week: Rep. Neugebauer

      By RU Rob   Before I start into a tirade, there are some things you need to know. 1. In my opinion, closing open-air monuments or any National Park that...

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    Bill Maher is Still a Douchebag

    By RU Rob We already know that Bill Maher is a douche, we established that in April of this year.  Instead of wasting any more time on his douchefeckedness I would...

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    RIP: MoH Recipient MSG Nicholas Oresko

      By RU Rob All too often a warrior slips quietly into everlasting peace without the fanfare and recognition he deserves. Over the last week, while the main stream media focused...

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