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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...

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    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...

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    Five Successful Marine Corps Veterans You Haven’t Heard About

    By J.E. McCollough Entering the private sector after military service is rarely a simple transition. Life throws all kinds of complications at the veteran from the simple to severe. The loss...

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    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...

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    Happy Birthday, USMC

    By Jack Mandaville. It’s that Semper Fantastic time of the year, folks: the Marine Corps birthday has come.  Here’s a brief list—for active-duty and Veterans alike—of why the Marine Corps birthday...

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    The Secret Memorial

    Editor’s Note: I found this piece on Business Insider and thought it was more than appropriate to share with you.  It may be a couple days after Memorial Day, but the...

  • Fight Terror with Terror

    By RU Contributor Chuck Ziegenfuss A lot has been said about the current USMC scandal where four Marines were videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters. Here’s Chuck Z’s two cents on...

  • Boot Camp Christmas

    By Jared Duggar During Marine Corps Recruit Training, there’s one week that young recruits look forward to with great anticipation: Mess & Maintenance week. For a few blissful days, the entire...

  • Dear Mom, by Johnny Atkins

    Our resident Marine, Johnny Atkins is coming home soon. What's on his mind as he nears the end of the deployment? Chicks and booze of course. But other than that, he...