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    Veterans: What We Are All Owed on the 4th of July

      By Havoc13 I get it, you’re a veteran. You’re proud of that, and you want everyone around you to know it. You have the t-shirts, the hats, and the bumper...

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    Fireworks: What Veterans Should Actually Do

      By Toby Nunn Something has been bothering me for a couple of years now and as the 4th of July is right around the corner, I keep getting slapped in...

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    The Deployed Soldier’s Guide to the 4th of July

    By Grin and Barrett Successfully celebrating special occasions while forward deployed (Iraq or Afghanistan, take your pick) is typically a thing of deliberate ingenuity and will. Unless you are a Brit,...

  • What the Senior Enlisted Leader of The Army Said May Shock You

      By SGT Awesome “If you can raise motivation by fixing things that don’t really have a negative effect on the standards and discipline of the Army, why not?” –Sergeant Major...

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    The Pope is a___________

        By J.E. McCollough The pope has just declared that anyone who produces weapons or invests in weapon manufacturing companies can’t call themselves Christians. He also managed to tie in...

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    The 9 Times Nick Palmisciano Nearly Flew into a Murderous Rage…and the one time he actually did.

      By Kelly Crigger Nick Palmisciano is the fearless leader of Ranger Up who once referred to his view on life as, “the stage isn’t big enough.” We have faithfully followed...

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    Treat the Islamic State Like a State

      By J.E. McCollough It’s a truism in the military that the generals are always trying to fight the last war. That is, they tend to apply the same tactics and...

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    When Black is White: The Politics of Self-identification

      By Pablo James I have never attended Ranger School, the Special Forces Qualification Course, BUDs, or whatever training the guys from the Special Missions Units go through. I don’t care....

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    Douche of the Week: Darla Jackson

      By Pablo James Here’s an inescapable fact that every driver needs to know: your car is a 4000-pound bullet that you must control because the consequences are deadly. Alcohol, distractions,...

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    The Day of Days

    “It is well that War is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.” -Robert E. Lee By Mad Medic 71 years ago, in the late hours of June...

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    Douche of the Week: Drawing Mohammad

      By SGT Awesome A local veteran has decided that the previous draw Mohammad event in Texas wasn’t quite controversial enough and has decided to hold another one right here in...

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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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    13 Questions with Team Rubicon in Nepal

      By Doc Bailey The recent earthquake in Nepal was devastating to the country. A mere 48 hours after the earthquake (it takes 24 to get there by air), Team Rubicon...

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    The Return: A Field Manual for Life After Combat

    NOTE: We are extremely excited to announce that Steven Pressfield’s Black Irish Books will be giving away 200 free copies of The Return! All you have to do is head here, load...

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    The Butt Hurt Locker

    By SGT Awesome In the past month my newsfeeds have been inundated with veterans bitching and moaning or even threatening violence simply because their feelings were hurt or their image was...

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