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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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    From Amateur to Aficionado – The Basics of Cigars

    By Anthony Welsch There’s nothing quite like a cigar to unwind after a long day or make the most of your leisure time. Humans have been puffing on tobacco for centuries...

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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 70 years ago, in the late hours of June...

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    Stoic Lessons From the Front: How To Turn Obstacles Into Opportunity

      By RU Guest Contributor Ryan Holiday The history of war and combat is filled with stories of men (and women) snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Impossible circumstances, unfavorable...

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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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