Operation Ranger Up

Hero of the Week

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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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    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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    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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    Fellow Veterans, Stop Letting ISIS Win

      By Havoc13 I’ve been getting pinged right and left the last couple of days by well-meaning people who are apparently deeply concerned for my safety. It seems that ISIS, the...

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    #nomadicveterans: Men on a Mission

      By Havoc13 Former Army Rangers Marty Skovlund and Leonidas Jenkins are veterans on a mission. The two longtime friends, who between them have 9 combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan—and...

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    BAMF of the Week: “Gunny” Barreras

      By RU Twisted On May 13, 2014, the warrior community lost an icon. A man who went above and beyond simply serving his country; a consummate professional who understood more...

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    BAMF of the Week: Night Stalkers – CW5 Maier and CW5 Cook

      By RU Special Contributor Thaddius Dawkins FORT CAMPBELL, KY — As the A Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment hangar began to fill with people Friday, it was...

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    Hero of the Week – Operation: Ranger Up – People Who We Love

    As promised, here is a list of all of the fine people who donated to Operation Ranger Up.  If you feel you were inadvertently left off this list, email me at...

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    Hero of the Week: David Draiman

    By RU Rob Earlier this week, Rolling Stone, the formerly greatest music mag on the planet, published an absolutely disgusting cover of their most recent issue. Underneath the mop head of...

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    BAMF of the Week: COL Warner “Rocky” Farr

      By Mr. Twisted In the context of human life, 46 years is a fair amount of time. When considering how much has occurred in the last 46 years, that span...

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    Hero of the Week: Carlos Arredondo

      By Sgt Awesome Often when one thinks about the word “hero” your first thought is usually of a Soldier or maybe a policeman or firefighter. Certainly paramedics and all other...

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    Hero of the Week: Ranger Up?

    Editor’s note: The following was sent to me via email.  I have toiled with posting it for the last several weeks but finally said “fuck it.” Haters will hate.  -RU Rob...

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    An Original BAMF

      By Mr. Twisted The cliffs at Pointe du Hoc during the Normandy invasion in 1944. A low-level Airborne raid into Grenada in 1983. Operation: Just Cause. The Battle of Mogadishu....

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    Wanting the Enemy to Win

      By Kelly Crigger   “When you’re twenty and see a mountain you want to climb it. When you’re thirty you want to own it. By the time you turn forty...

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    Chris Kyle: Rest In Peace, American Sniper

    “Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the...

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    Hero of the Week: The Mellow Mushroom

    Editor’s Note: Big thanks to Sylvia for sending this to us. There isn’t going to be any commentary from us as the original article from ABC News and written by Susan...

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