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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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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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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    The Rhino Den Guide to the Veteran Brain and How It Works

      By Pablo James After a decade and a half of continuous warfare, the veteran community has found itself struggling with a number of issues – an epidemic of suicide, unemployment,...

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    The Standard

      By Luis Rosa So, I feel like I should explain something. I really don’t feel like I can call myself a Ranger. Bear with me now, it can get complicated....

  • A picture taken on June 13, 2003 shows children fighters from the Union of Congolese Patriots (UPC) sitting their guns in Bunia, the bloodstained eastern corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga, convicted of using child soldiers in his rebel army, should be sentenced to 30 years in jail, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said on June 13, 2012.  "The prosecution requests the chamber to impose a sentence of 30 years in prison," Luis Moreno-Ocampo told judges before the court in The Hague. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERGERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/GettyImages

    The Happiest Veteran

      By Jack Mandaville   I had a lot to drink the other night. I wasn’t puking-all-over-the-place-and-can’t-stand-up-on-my-own-will blasted, but I had enough that I knew I wasn’t good to drive. “Uber…come...

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    The Day of Days

    “It is well that War is so terrible, lest we should grow too fond of it.” -Robert E. Lee By Mad Medic 71 years ago, in the late hours of June...

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    Memorial Day

      By RU Rob While Memorial Day in the United States often induces thoughts of the beginning of summer, BBQ’s and a long holiday weekend, it is not celebrated as intended....

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    Coach K Story, by RU Nick

    Duke University’s Grad School Campout is possibly the most ridiculous sanctioned event I have ever encountered. For 36 hours, thousands of people drink themselves into oblivion and every so often...

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    The Fine Line Between Hard and Stupid

      By Lana Duffy Contrary to most Manhattan-dwellers, I have a small section of coveted, private outdoor space. So naturally I put in a small fire pit after my super told...

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    Blue Lives Matter

      by Pablo James Last Saturday, a chill ran down the spine of every cop in America, their spouses, their children, their parents, and their friends. A chill that reminded each...

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    Inspection

    By RU Rob The mere mention of the word INSPECTION to any member of the military will automatically draw groans, moans, bitches, gripes and complaints. Inspections can be cumbersome, and a...

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    Mogadishu

      By Nick Palmisciano I was 16 years old and had just been accepted to West Point when I saw the bodies of Americans being dragged through the streets of Somalia. ...

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