Operation Ranger Up
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    Is Crossfit the Enemy?

      By Nick Barringer The most polarizing topics known to man might be religion, politics, and…Crossfit. A quick search on the internet and you will quickly realize there are two types...

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    Light on the Right: Ditch Deployment Dodgers

      By Havoc13 “Bro, is that an O6… with no combat patch???” The question, asked by a good friend of mine who happens to be a former Ranger NCO, was whispered...

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    Leadership Lessons: Hands Off Doesn’t Work With Joe

      By Havok 13 If you’re in the Army, you’ve probably already heard all about Joe. “Joe” is a term of endearment used to describe Army personnel of all ranks, but...

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    Courage to Remember

      By Anonymous I know the war affected me. I had my issues with it for a while but I have managed to climb out of the abyss of grief. While...

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    22 Veterans and 1 Robin Williams

      By Kerry Patton The moment news broke about the passing of Robin Williams, my heart dropped. The guy was a legend in the entertainment industry and a die-hard fan of...

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    Ranger Up is Hiring: Marketing Team- Customer Acquisition Lead

      Job Function: Ranger Up Marketing Team – Customer Acquisition Lead Status: Full-time, Exempt Department: Brand Management Location: Durham, NC   Primary Job Purpose/Summary: We’re looking for a hyper-creative workaholic freak...

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    Music Is My Memory

      By J.E. McCollough “Thunderstruck” makes me remember the attack on Tikrit in 2003. “Here Without You” makes me think of Ramadi, in 2004. “Rolling in the Deep” makes me relive...

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    A Pox on You – The CDC’s Worst Nightmare

      By Left of the Boom In the movie Resident Evil, Umbrella Corp destroyed the world because they made a bio-weapon and someone tried to steal it and it got out....

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    Warrior Poetry: Taking Back What’s Mine

      By Stephen Parks All of the horror Burned into the backs of my eyelids Reluctantly closing my eyes I hear the cries I see the loss of lives and… Every...

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    Women Get Blown Up, Too

      By Lana Duffy This one is sort of for the ladies. We need to have a chat, especially with the hoopla around women in combat roles and such and the...

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    Boo Hoo! You’re Getting Pink Slips

      By Kerry Patton With reduction in force taking place, many service members are being told they will not be authorized to re-enlist. Some media outlets title this as “Military Getting...

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    Circle of Shattered Hope

      By Left of the Boom Once again things are spiraling out of control in Gaza as Hamas resorts to terror attacks and rockets to address a criminal act that was...

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    Douche of the Week: Rolling Stone (Yes, Again)

      By Doc Bailey Have you ever read an article and choked on whatever you were drinking, or in my case spit your drink all over your computer?  Have you ever...

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    No Safe Haven

      By J.E. McCollough If the US had known with certainty Al Qaeda was plotting the September 11th attacks a year before they happened, would we have attacked them in Afghanistan...

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    Rooting For Evil

      By Kelly Crigger “I can’t watch this anymore,” I say to my wife. “Why?” “These are bad dudes. They rape, kill, and foment biker stereotypes. Why should I want them...

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    In the Real World, Violence is Golden

      By Havoc 13 “Order demands violence.”  It’s a fundamental truth of human society that is as conspicuous as it is controversial. The controversy comes because people aspire to and yearn...

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