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    So, About That Nevada Rancher Who Might Spark a Civil War…

      By RU Twisted 67-year old Cliven Bundy is a Rancher in southern Nevada’s Clark County. He has allowed his cattle to graze on the same land that his parents, grandparents,...

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    Is Attitude Really Everything?

      A Ranger Up Fan Submission Well, I put that question to the test—”the biggest so far in my life”—and discovered that committing to a mindset of unrelenting determination transformed this...

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    Call It What It Is

      By Lana It appears there has been a slight uptick in military personnel-related violence lately, mostly regarding guns and a strong dose of the crazy. “You can’t call these people...

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    10 Most Important Battles in American History and Why: Part I

      By RU Twisted War is bad, mmmkay? But whether we support certain wars or not (or are opposed to all of them), they have shaped our country into what it...

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    How Separating From The Military Is Like Breaking-Up

      By RU Guest Contributor Lana Oh, Mother Army, even a year post-exit I still feel that tug. After nearly ten years together I guess that is to be expected; I...

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    “No More Noble Calling” – ADM McRaven on the US Army

      By Havoc 13 On January 18th, the United States Military Academy at West Point held an event known as “500th Night,” which for the junior class of West Point cadets...

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    We’re Better Than This

      By Nick Palmisciano We need to stop being fucking assholes. I have a massive amount of pride about the time I spent in the military.  I have an even greater appreciation...

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    Why Society Needs Reintegration

    By Stephen Parks The performance and discipline of the civilian workforce is an unpleasant sight. I fail to find a reason to “reintegrate” into a culture of laziness and disrespect that...

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    What It Means to Serve: The Salute Seen Around the World

    Editor’s Note: Havoc13 is the pen name used by a group of current and former members of the special operations community, who regularly collaborate to write about issues of mutual interest....

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    The Phases of Halloween

      By Doc Bailey It’s that time of year. For three glorious months in a row there are three major holidays, one right after another that people look forward to all...

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    No Quarter

      By Anonymous RU Fan I was in a transportation company in Iraq (‘08-’09) tasked with transporting M1As, Bradleys, MRAPs, etc, and drove an HET (Heavy Equipment Transport)—look that bad boy...

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    ‘Aumakua: Sacrifice in a Fallujah Hell House

      By Jack Mandaville The November, 2004 offensive into the city of Fallujah, Iraq—dubbed Operation Phantom Fury—placed the individuals involved into the renowned annals of American Military  narration.  The young men who...

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    War Weary

      By J.E. McCollough America, are you ‘war weary?’ The media says you are, the President says you are, the pundits seem to assume you are, but I wonder. Are you...

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    The Veteran’s Guide to College: Part II

     By Mr. Twisted Now that we’ve had an introduction to higher learning for returning veterans, it’s time to go a little deeper and look at the awesome levels of douchey-ness that...

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    Chasing My CIB

      By Yeti Gather ‘round kids and let Uncle Yeti tell you a story. This is the story I will tell my grand-kids someday (with even more flair) and I hope...

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    The Media Stands Their Ground….to Keep You Ignorant

      By Mr. Twisted Since the over-publicized Zimmerman case, there has been a great deal of talk in the national media about “Stand Your Ground” laws and whether or not they...

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