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    What to do?

    Editor’s Note: Some of you may know Six from her wildly popular Facebook page: Overly Sensitive Military Wives.  Well, I have been courting, harassing, seducing, asking her to write for us...

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    The Best Advice I Ever Received

      By RU Rob It is election season and unfortunately we still have a couple weeks of non-stop commercials, media distraction, blah blah blah. I really do hate the election cycle...

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    Run Towards Pain

      By Nick Barringer That which hurts, also instructs. -Ben Franklin I hate running. Maybe because I’ve never been any good at it.  But still, I hate running. Yet on this...

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    Stop Mistaking Fashion for Toughness

      By Paul J. O’Leary It’s been a minute or two since I have written anything for the Rhino Den. It isn’t that I don’t love you guys, but ever since...

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    Why I won’t be Voting for Trump

      By Lana Duffy There are a lot of people out there who are pro-candidate and therefore anti-other candidate. That is not me. I’m not pro-anyone this election – more like...

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    Failing

      By Nick Palmisciano Today I had to post a video about how my company has dropped the ball on orders in the month of September. The only real sleep I’ve...

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    Training, Hazing or Abusing?

      By RU Rob Hazing has been a rite of passage in the military from its inception. Earning the right to wear a badge, or become a member of an elite...

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    Working in the Unknown

      By RU Rob Imagine if you will, being deployed to Afghanistan. You are there for one purpose, to fight and win. Every day you know that when you leave the...

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    Not My Wife But With My Life

      By Kerry Patton   Remember the days wearing the military uniform and listening to an array of ridiculous catch phrases we threw around like throwing candy to kids on the...

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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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