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...

Martyrdom of a Mutt

That first day in Vietnam they snag a batch of us young imbeciles Herd us into one of those mandatory oh-rientating lectures war hygiene...

Rock Bottom: Self-Retribution Through Self-Purification

So this is where you are. Rock bottom AF. I say YOU because you are the one who set my world on fire... while watching...

Getting Drunk On The Past

Last month, my social media newsfeeds erupted in applause over our incursion into Syria. US Army Rangers charged forward in Strykers proudly displaying enormous...

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