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    The Dumbass Chronicles: The Wild Boar

    By RU Rob Spend any time in Europe and you will know that there is a shit-ton of wild pigs in the forests.  As detailed in an earlier post: “Helfen Sie...

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    The Best Advice I Ever Received

      By RU Rob It is election season and unfortunately we still have a couple weeks of non-stop commercials, media distraction, blah blah blah. I really do hate the election cycle...

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    Douche of the Week – Duke University

      By RU Rob What in the fuck? That was the first thing that popped into my brain housing unit upon reading the headline, “Duke University launches ‘safe space’ for men...

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    BAMF of the Week — Todd Orr

    By RU Rob If you have not checked social media in the last 24 hours let me introduce you to Todd Orr of Bozeman, Montana. Being a red-blooded, unapologetic bad-ass, Todd...

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    Training, Hazing or Abusing?

      By RU Rob Hazing has been a rite of passage in the military from its inception. Earning the right to wear a badge, or become a member of an elite...

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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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