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    The Tape Test: It is more sensible than you think!

      By Nick Barringer, PhD.  When it comes to debated military assessments, there may be none that cause more fervent discourse than the dreaded “tape test”.  The methods used in the...

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    The Beauty of Burpees

      By Nick Barringer When it comes to calisthenics, there may not be an exercise both more loved and loathed than the burpee.   But what some might not know is the...

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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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    Ranger Up Talks Suicide: Why?

      By Special RU Contributor SFC (R) Michael Schlitz My name is SFC (Retired) Michael Schlitz and I am a 14-year US Army Veteran who medically retired after a severe injury...

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    The Problem with Every Dumb Ranger School Conspiracy Theory: Peer Reviews

      By Tommy Batboy Since the news was released that two women had graduated Ranger School and would be awarded their Ranger Tabs, the military community has broken the internet. A...

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    Treat the Islamic State Like a State

      By J.E. McCollough It’s a truism in the military that the generals are always trying to fight the last war. That is, they tend to apply the same tactics and...

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    Today is Memorial Day

      By SGT Awesome Today is Memorial Day, yet so many in our country haven’t the faintest clue what that means other than it is a three day weekend. This in...

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    An American Legend And Your Sorry Ass

    By Jack Mandaville I have to preface my forthcoming rant with a couple of things. First, I’m a fulltime employee at Ranger Up. I don’t speak for the company or any...

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    Entrepreneurs You Didn’t Know are Veterans

    Editor’s Note: This is the first piece in a series from veteranslist.us.  If you you are a Veteran business owner, register with their site. -Rob   Internal entrepreneurship is an integral...

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    3 Winning PR Strategies For Muslim Extremists

      By Raul Felix Just like reality-TV stars, Muslim extremists are attention whores who have no qualms about doing the dirty work to get YouTube hits, social-media buzz, and mainstream coverage....

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    Mentors and the Broken Veteran Conundrum

      By Lana Duffy Come on, people. I just kvetched about this. Can we please, for a minute, examine that not all veterans are angry, and not all veteran suicides are...

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    Four Reasons You Suck At Transition

    By Marty Skovlund Jr. Transition, as in the military to civilian type. You know, that nasty period of instability that you can’t seem to escape. The nice folks at your ACAP...

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    Gun Trouble?

      By LTC Craig Grosenheider, (USA Retired) “Gun Trouble” – the December 28th article in The Atlantic claims the current issue M16/M4 is “killing our soldiers” and that the military is...

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    The Top 11 Most Haunting Songs About Combat

      By Kelly Crigger Everyone has a song or two that sticks with them but for veterans there are a few that have special meaning because they make us sweat and...

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    The Coming Apocalypse: Bullets, Beans, and Ebola

      By Ross Elder My ever creative friends delight in posting internet conspiracy theories to my facebook timeline in sort of a sick and twisted challenge game. The idea is to...

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    A Military and Hollywood Urban Legend Debunked

      By Kelly Crigger Urban legends have staying power no matter how ridiculous they are (how many of you have eaten Pop Rocks with Coke to see if you would explode?),...

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