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    The Problem with Every Dumb Ranger School Conspiracy Theory: Peer Reviews

      By Tommy Batboy Since the news was released that two women had graduated Ranger School and would be awarded their Ranger Tabs, the military community has broken the internet. A...

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    Readily Will I Display

      By Left of the Boom History abounds with examples of perseverance in the face of adversity. It is one of the core values in the Army and encompasses will, dedication,...

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    ¡Libertad! – Eight Ways U.S.-Cuba Relations Benefit the Military

      By Pablo James This past Friday, the flag of the United States rose over the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba for the first time since that embassy closed in January...

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    The Ten Best Pre-Mission Songs For Combat Operations

      By Pablo James   “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”...

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    Be Happy this Memorial Day

      By Genevieve Chase A lot of civilians don’t understand why some of us are so bitter about “Happy” Memorial Day weekend. They don’t get why we feel the need to...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    11 Memes Poking Fun at Brian Williams

      The internet is a wonderful place, if you are looking to totally demean a douchebag.  If you need the back-story check out our Douche of the Week: Brian Williams.  If...

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    Douche of the Week: Brian Williams

      By Jack Mandaville Do you know what The Rhino Den has been in desperate need of lately? A good douching. No, not the feminine kind that gives you the fresh...

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    Debunking Tolerance

      by Ross Elder As my first debunking of 2015 I thought I would approach a subject separate from my usual internet rumor / conspiracy theory vein. No, in this article...

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    Take One For The Team

      By Left of the Boom ISIS is threatening American military personnel at home by encouraging sympathizers in the States to commit acts of violence. The FBI has warned members of...

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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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    The Top 11 Most Haunting Songs About Combat

      By Kelly Crigger Everyone has a song or two that sticks with them but for veterans there are a few that have special meaning because they make us sweat and...

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    A Military and Hollywood Urban Legend Debunked

      By Kelly Crigger Urban legends have staying power no matter how ridiculous they are (how many of you have eaten Pop Rocks with Coke to see if you would explode?),...

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