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  • The Killing Pool

    By Chad “Robo” Robichaux The work I am privileged to do at Mighty Oaks Warrior Programs allows me to see the heart of our Military Warriors, understand why they served, and...

  • I’m A Damn Moron: The Freon Incident

      By Jack Mandaville “I actually felt more comfortable when you and your brother were in Iraq, because at least I knew you two were being professional.” –Ski’s mother during a...

  • In Defense of Alcohol

      By Kelly Crigger Everyone tells you not to drink when you’re emotional or hurting. And they’re probably right. But there are times when it helps and those people who say...

  • An Open Letter to Nick Palmisciano

      Before you read the meat of this letter, I’d like to preface it with the fact that I have worked for Nick Palmisciano for four years now. Before that I...

  • From MRAPs to Minivans: An Infantryman’s Guide to Family Road Trips

      By Paul J. O’Leary If you’ve been in the military anytime during the Global War on Terror, then you’ve experienced the magic that is convoy operations. Long hours on hot,...

  • Another Man’s Misery…

      By Kelly Crigger   When I walked into the Camp Rudder barracks, I only had two things on my mind…my last MRE and a bunk. Out of nowhere a toothy...

  • My Love Hate Relationship Toward Funerals

      By Kerry Patton “Sit and wait. In the military we constantly hear this phrase which we have all learned to despise. But how do we hold on to hope if...

  • Commander in Chief Wannabes: 3 Round Burst with Tim Kennedy

      By Tim Kennedy I’m gonna start sounding off about some of the crap I see in the world around me. But don’t worry, unlike my cardio, I’m not long-winded when...

  • You Dicks

      By Mad Medic There are a lot of things recruiters will tell you to get you into the army.  There’s also a lot of things they don’t tell you.  Shining...

  • Hype is the Gateway Drug to Stolen Valor

      By Toby James Nunn Lately there have been several of our accomplished brothers who have pushed from hype into the enemy’s territory of presumed into the realm of stolen. Guys...

  • 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...

  • Let Those Cowards Come

      By Tim Kennedy “We have credible intel suggesting that ISIS wants to kill you, Mr. Kennedy.” This is what the FBI told me last week. I don’t think they were...

  • Fighting the Military’s Inadvertent Psychological War

      By Elana Duffy Did I ever tell you the story about how the Army almost killed me? I’m not talking about the IED that really did almost kill me on...

  • 14 Signs You Are Living in a Movie

      By Pablo James The state of American society, culture, and politics is seemingly getting crazier. Comedian and podcaster, Joe Rogan, frequently describes it by saying it is as if we...

  • The Perfect Order to Watch the Star Wars Movies

      By Nick Palmisciano There are a lot of articles out there about the right order to watch the previous six Star Wars movies prior to getting out and watching The...

  • Pistol Problems

      By Kevin Wilson Alright, we’re gonna have an informal poll real quick. If you think the Beretta M9 is the absolute best service pistol the Army could ever hope for,...

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