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  • RoadTripFeatured

    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,...

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    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...

  • U.S. Airmen with the Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard stand at attention during the funeral service for a fallen Airman Oct. 26, 2013, near Ogden, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Taylor Queen/Released)

    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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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...

  • PsychologicalStress

    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...

  • TwilightZone

    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...

  • StarWarsFeatured

    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,...

  • VeteranBrain

    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,...

  • RangerUp

    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...

  • DDay

    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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