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    Douche of the Week: Bandwagon Bullies

      By Toby Nunn It never ceases to amaze me the self-righteous attacks that blindly follow a social media post about a so-called egregious injustice. Some grammatically incorrect hash-tag that as...

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    Vigilance in a Time of Uncertainty

      By Mad Medic I wish we didn’t have to talk about this. I wish it hadn’t come to this, but the reality is the world we live in, the front...

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    The Chattanooga Shooting and the Anti-Gun Nuts

    By Kevin Wilson Ordinarily, this is the point where I’d make mention of being intoxicated. That’s usually my way of tacitly apologizing for the bile and filth that I just spewed...

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    Douche of the Week: Donald Trump

    By Noam DeGuerre So this past weekend Donald “The Donald” Trump said something incendiary that has shocked the American people, or at least some of them, and has taken the media...

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    What is Success?

      By Kerry Patton “Surround yourself with winners or people working desperately hard to win. And when I say, ‘win,’ it’s not about being loaded or famous or anything that most...

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    Celebratory Fire

      By J.E. McCollough After Baghdad fell and the main fighting was over in 2003, my Marine Corps counterintelligence team was moved to Al Kut in southern Iraq. For the majority...

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    5 Reasons Why ISIS Isn’t The “JV” Team . . .We Are

      By Havoc13 Back in early 20014, President Obama famously dismissed the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS, which is effectively Al Qaeda 2.0) as a “JV team.” This happened...

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    Veterans: What We Are All Owed on the 4th of July

      By Havoc13 I get it, you’re a veteran. You’re proud of that, and you want everyone around you to know it. You have the t-shirts, the hats, and the bumper...

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    Fireworks: What Veterans Should Actually Do

      By Toby Nunn Something has been bothering me for a couple of years now and as the 4th of July is right around the corner, I keep getting slapped in...

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    The Deployed Soldier’s Guide to the 4th of July

    By Grin and Barrett Successfully celebrating special occasions while forward deployed (Iraq or Afghanistan, take your pick) is typically a thing of deliberate ingenuity and will. Unless you are a Brit,...

  • What the Senior Enlisted Leader of The Army Said May Shock You

      By SGT Awesome “If you can raise motivation by fixing things that don’t really have a negative effect on the standards and discipline of the Army, why not?” –Sergeant Major...

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    The Pope is a___________

        By J.E. McCollough The pope has just declared that anyone who produces weapons or invests in weapon manufacturing companies can’t call themselves Christians. He also managed to tie in...

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    The 9 Times Nick Palmisciano Nearly Flew into a Murderous Rage…and the one time he actually did.

      By Kelly Crigger Nick Palmisciano is the fearless leader of Ranger Up who once referred to his view on life as, “the stage isn’t big enough.” We have faithfully followed...

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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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    Behind Closed Doors: Who’s the Greatest Leader

    Every once in a while I like to give you a glimpse into the bowels of The Rhino Den. These are conversations that happen behind closed doors, out of view from...

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    When Black is White: The Politics of Self-identification

      By Pablo James I have never attended Ranger School, the Special Forces Qualification Course, BUDs, or whatever training the guys from the Special Missions Units go through. I don’t care....

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