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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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    The Fine Line Between Hard and Stupid

      By Lana Duffy Contrary to most Manhattan-dwellers, I have a small section of coveted, private outdoor space. So naturally I put in a small fire pit after my super told...

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    Gun Trouble?

      By LTC Craig Grosenheider, (USA Retired) “Gun Trouble” – the December 28th article in The Atlantic claims the current issue M16/M4 is “killing our soldiers” and that the military is...

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    Tab or Scroll – What Makes a Ranger?

      By Leonard Benton There have been many spirited debates on the internet, in clubs, and elsewhere on exactly who is and is not a Ranger, and the debate comes down...

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    Rocket Man

      By Kelly Crigger This article is written equally for both the admirers of extraordinary veterans and the aspiring writer who wants to learn from the best. Homer H. Hickam, a...

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    Blue Lives Matter

      by Pablo James Last Saturday, a chill ran down the spine of every cop in America, their spouses, their children, their parents, and their friends. A chill that reminded each...

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    Staff Duty Blues

      By Left of the Boom We have all felt it.  If you spent any time on active duty your name got put on that DA 6 the 1SG lovingly maintained...

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    Keep Apologizing Rolling Stone

    By RU Guest Contributor Cora Kane I admit to having a stack of Rolling Stone magazines. However, in my collection you won’t find one dated past 1987. The covers of these...

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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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    America, the World’s Insurance Policy: Time to Let the Boulder Roll

      By Havok13 I don’t go around seeking hidden meaning in cartoons, but sometimes inspiration strikes. It will probably take about as much time for you to read this description of...

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    15 Ways I Know I Am The Oldest Guy In The Rhino Den

      By Pablo James Recently, several Rhino Den writers and miscellaneous Ranger Up folks were discussing the latest Ranger Up video when someone pointed out to RU CEO Nick Palmisciano, “Dude,...

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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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