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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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    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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