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    Scary Monsters: A New York Reporter Gets Punked by a Gun

      By Paul J. O’Leary Gersh Kuntzman of the New York Daily News might be a punk ass bitch. In an effort to join the debate over guns in America following...

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    The Compassionate Judge

      By Mad Medic One of the hardest parts of this generation of Veterans is seeing so many of us fall by the wayside.  I have watched friends, people I admire,...

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    Death, Life and the Pursuit of Happiness

      By RU Rob   Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Rhino Den entitled “I have PTSD…So What?” Since then I have not been miraculously cured of my...

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    Ranger Up Talks Suicide: The Facts

      By Greg Drobny, aka “Mr. Twisted.”   One of the most difficult things to do when addressing the topic of suicides in the military and Veteran community is to speak...

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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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    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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    On Getting Help

      By Lana Duffy Last night I sat having a beer or two with some good friends who happen to be fellow veterans. As it sometimes does, the conversation turned to...

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    PTSD: “Drama” is not “Trauma”

      By Havoc13 It seems there are a lot of people out there these days who don’t quite understand PTSD. I specifically include myself among them; PTSD is a complicated subject,...

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    Mean Tweets and PTSD: Facts and Fakers

      By Havoc 13 Americans love labels, and we can’t wait to show ours off. We look to distinguish ourselves by the physical labels attached to things ranging from the clothing...

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    Is Attitude Really Everything?

      A Ranger Up Fan Submission Well, I put that question to the test—”the biggest so far in my life”—and discovered that committing to a mindset of unrelenting determination transformed this...

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    Call It What It Is

      By Lana It appears there has been a slight uptick in military personnel-related violence lately, mostly regarding guns and a strong dose of the crazy. “You can’t call these people...

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    WEED! An Unbiased (as possible) look at that Marijuana stuff

      By RU Twisted A quick disclosure: I don’t smoke weed (or take trips on LSD—thanks Merle). It’s not that I have anything against those who do; rather, it’s that I’m...

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    How I Almost Lost the War in Home Depot

      By Kerry Patton War. It’s an interesting thing. We fight it abroad. We fight it alongside our brothers. We fight it against a very unique enemy. But sometimes that enemy...

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    I Have PTSD…So What?

    By RU Rob I have PTSD. We all know what it is, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  I am one of millions who are affected by it each and every day.  Millions...

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    The Not So Feinstein

      By RU Contributor Mad Medic @WarMed_117 on Twitter Senator Diane Feinstein is not exactly the most loved Senator when it comes to the military. Generally when she is not accusing...

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    Ibuprofen for the Brain

    By RU Contributor Antonio Aguilar “Drink water, drive on.” I think anyone who’s spent any time in the military has heard that expression or something similar. There’s no doubt that in...

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