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  • The Best Welcome Home…EVER!

      By Jack Mandaville The guys I served in the Marine Corps with—like so many who have served this past decade—spent the majority of their enlistments at war, training themselves for...

  • I’m A Damn Moron: The Freon Incident

      By Jack Mandaville “I actually felt more comfortable when you and your brother were in Iraq, because at least I knew you two were being professional.” –Ski’s mother during a...

  • A Normal Veterans Day

    By Jack Mandaville It’s 11:27 am on November 11th, Veterans Day, 2014. This has already been a weird day—one that has triggered a great amount of self-reflection for me—but not for...

  • You Served

    “And some brothas always gotta high cap Showin’ all his boys how he shot ‘em But real gangsta-ass playas don’t flex nuts ’cause real gangsta-ass playas know they got ‘em” -Geto...

  • A Friday Discussion: Women in Combat, John Kerry, and Super Bowl Sunday

    Mr. Twisted: So, Jack, one issue we haven’t even begun to approach with this whole issue is whether or not women should now be part of the draft. Your thoughts? Jack:...