Join a Fight Club

Transitioning from the spartan, communal existence of deployment to the overabundance and relative social isolation of modern society may be the most challenging experience...

Purification

You’re standing in formation, at close interval (dress right...DRESS!) with your entire battalion, your body locked and your eyes forward (don’t lock your knees!)....

Counterculture at its Finest: No Joy

Fam, we are excited to announce that Dave Rose’s second edition of Spent Shell Casings is out and alive. A GWOT rollercoaster ride; from lunatic,...

Perspectives on Violence: Blood Meridian

“I didn’t think I could tough it out for those days.” -glassjaw In a day and age where speech and symbolism are considered forms of...

September 11: Reflections and Moving Forward

As Florida deals with all-that-is Hurricane Irma, I see what always surrounds a big, dangerous event. Amidst lines for gas and scrambles for AA...

History: Learn It, Not Twist It

Like everything these days, the value of studying history is debated. And, hey—that’s okay. Despite some quivering pleas, division isn’t always bad. One camp...

Before The Man

“Swim in the shallows and steal the lowest fruit, always hunting, feeling fucking nothing.” - Wolf & Bear It’s been almost 7 years since I...

SCARS

When portrayed on the big screen, the body of the warrior is strong, lean, rough, and attractive. Hooded eyes top a rugged face covered...

Community in our DNA: Older Days Made Better Ways

So I recently moved to South Florida. Haven’t seen Lil Wayne or the Bang Bus yet, but there are the super models and the...

Redeployment: Truth Found in Fiction

Unlike the beloved Commandant’s Reading List, we here at OAF Nation feel one’s reading level is determined more by grey matter and curiosity—not things...

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