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    A Normal Veterans Day

    By Jack Mandaville It’s 11:27 am on November 11th, Veterans Day, 2014. This has already been a weird day—one that has triggered a great amount of self-reflection for me—but not for...

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    Last Resort Blades

      By J.E. McCollough You can buy a nice knife anywhere. Any mall has a knife shop where you can get anything from Swiss Army knives to Conan the Barbarian swords....

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    10 Tired Expressions of the Modern Military

    By Pablo James Every now and then some military leader sums up an idea in a clear and eloquent way that makes the concept clear and easily understandable to all. The...

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    Ambition In A World Of Mediocrity

      By Marty Skovlund Ambition is often lauded as an amicable quality, but in reality anyone who possesses this quality is often in receipt of disdain by many in our modern...

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    How Well Do You Sleep At Night?

      By Nick Barringer An Interview With Martin Rooney Martin Rooney is a world-renowned strength and conditioning expert, author, and creator of Training for Warriors (TFW). Not only has Martin trained...

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    War Stories – A Review

      By Pablo James During times of war, we have often seen elements of war and combat enter the realm of fiction writing. Typically, there are those veterans who weave elements...

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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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    The Coming Apocalypse: Bullets, Beans, and Ebola

      By Ross Elder My ever creative friends delight in posting internet conspiracy theories to my facebook timeline in sort of a sick and twisted challenge game. The idea is to...

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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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    Curmudgeonism: A Review

    By RU Twisted Here’s the thing: anyone who has read Kelly Crigger’s previous books or his numerous entries at The Rhino Den and Unapologetically American knows he is a talented writer....

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    Hero Without a Gun

      By Left of the Boom Hero without a Gun I read about a man who went to war without a gun and I was puzzled because not only was he...

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    Steven Pressfield’s The Lion’s Gate: On the Frontlines of the Six Day War

      By Greg “RU Twisted” Drobny Steven Pressfield is no stranger to most members of the US Military, especially in the combat arms. I saw so many copies of Gates of...

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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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    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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    From Amateur to Aficionado – The Basics of Cigars

    By Anthony Welsch There’s nothing quite like a cigar to unwind after a long day or make the most of your leisure time. Humans have been puffing on tobacco for centuries...

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    SaluteGate: Not Our Biggest Issue

      By SGT Awesome Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. If you’re a member of the military it is highly likely that you recently saw a picture or video...

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