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    Victim or Victor

      By Josh Gagnier We are not special and we are not owed anything. You are the only one responsible for your situation. “I don’t want to be a product of...

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    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...

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    The Compassionate Judge

      By Mad Medic One of the hardest parts of this generation of Veterans is seeing so many of us fall by the wayside.  I have watched friends, people I admire,...

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    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,...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    Want to be a Published Writer?

      By Kelly Crigger Did you do something funny, hair-raising, or just plain dumb in combat but lived to tell about it? Call in a fire mission on the moon? Used...

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    You Dicks

      By Mad Medic There are a lot of things recruiters will tell you to get you into the army.  There’s also a lot of things they don’t tell you.  Shining...

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    Hype is the Gateway Drug to Stolen Valor

      By Toby James Nunn Lately there have been several of our accomplished brothers who have pushed from hype into the enemy’s territory of presumed into the realm of stolen. Guys...

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    Marines go Sci-Fi

      By Kevin Wilson The Marine Corps Times recently reported that the Marine Corps is teaming up three prominent science fiction authors with 17 service members in possession of dangerous contraband...

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