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  • Training, Hazing or Abusing?

      By RU Rob Hazing has been a rite of passage in the military from its inception. Earning the right to wear a badge, or become a member of an elite...

  • Killer Comic

    By Kelly Crigger   “Oh that’s clever…make fun of the trained killer in the room.” It’s my favorite line. I whip it out whenever someone gives me shit or tries to...

  • Ranger Up Interviews: Shannon Ihrke

    By RU Contributor Madeline Monday UFC, Shit Talking, Ranger Up Fans and How to Get Shannon Ihrke’s Attention Last week I had the opportunity to have a drink and talk a...

  • Hero of the Week: CPL Todd Love

    By Mr. Twisted Have you ever been sitting on the couch, thinking about working out, but then decided not to because of all the aches and pains in your body? Have...

  • A Proposition

       By RU Contributor J.E. McCollough After the main fighting was over in 2003, my Marine Corps counterintelligence team was moved to Al Kut. That summer in Al Kut passed slowly....

  • The Holiday Hero

    My Jack Russell Terrier and I are buzzing down good old I-95 at 2AM on the eleventh hour of my twelve hour annual Christmas pilgrimage to Massachusetts to visit my family...

  • Hero of the Week: Sgt. Merlin German

    When the loss of his fingers prevented him from pursing his passion of playing the saxophone, he simply found a new one by forming Merlin’s Miracles, a charity to help young...

  • Hero of the Week: Gunnery Sgt. William Gibson

    The sniper’s bullet tore right through his kneecap, destroying the joint. Like all Marines, his first thought was to make sure his fellow Marines were ok – and to return fire.