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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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      U.S. Army 1st Lt. Nick Eidemiller (left) communicates with his platoon by radio while his interpreter stands next to him during a mission in Jaghato District, Wardak province, Afghanistan, on July 8, 2010.  Eidemiller is assigned to 1st Platoon, Able Company, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team.  DoD photo by Sgt. Russell Gilchrest, U.S. Army.  (Released)

    The Story of Rob: The Afghan Every American Should Fight For

      By Kerry Patton This is a story where names are fictitious yet the individual is very real. Specific events lack full details yet the events written about are even more...

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    The Forgotten Task Force of the Forgotten War

      By Mad Medic The Korean War has often been referred to as the forgotten war.  Sandwiched between WWII and Vietnam the Korean War is often lost in our histories and...

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    Memorial Day

    SPC Bill Maher was a mortarman. When I took command of the mortars in my second stint as platoon leader, I knew immediately that he was going to be one of...

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    PTSD, Non-Stories, and the Hyperbole of Veteran Deification

      By RU Twisted A woman who worked as a therapist at a VA clinic was found to have been sharing images that implied making light of Veteran suicides. The pictures...

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    Have You Been Vetted?

      By Lana Duffy There’s a new show trying to break out these days, and it’s called Vetted. On the heels of the short run of Enlisted, which we in the...

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    The Sobel Dilemma

      By SGT Awesome In the Rhino Den writer’s room the other day a few of us were having a discussion about whether BDU or Multi-cam brought out the color of...

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    11 Memes Poking Fun at Brian Williams

      The internet is a wonderful place, if you are looking to totally demean a douchebag.  If you need the back-story check out our Douche of the Week: Brian Williams.  If...

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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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    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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    22 Veterans and 1 Robin Williams

      By Kerry Patton The moment news broke about the passing of Robin Williams, my heart dropped. The guy was a legend in the entertainment industry and a die-hard fan of...

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    Memorial Day: ‘The Librarians’ Remember

      By Kerry Patton I was recently invited on set for TNT’s new television show called The Librarians which airs this winter. Considering a few veterans have a sour taste toward...

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    “Affluenza” Part II: All the Justice Your Money Can Buy

      By Havoc13 Back in December, my friend and fellow Rhino Den writer RU Twisted wrote a brilliant and timely article on something called “affluenza,” which he explained as “an ‘affliction’...

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    On Rape

      By Nick Palmisciano We need to step up. All of us. The Department of Defense is now estimating that anywhere from 20-25% of all women who have served in the...

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    We’re Still At War

      By Jack Mandaville Earlier this evening I was at dinner with my girlfriend, enjoying a large plate of Texas fajitas with a tall, cold glass of water to wash everything...

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    Are You Tired of the Government Screwing Over Veterans?

      By Kerry Patton First, the government started to play around with Military and Veteran medical insurance premiums through an insurance program known as TriCare. Then, they decided paying the families...

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