The Appeal of War- The Spectator, The Participant

War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.

Oregon Standoff: Wishing For Little Big Horn

Sometimes you gotta fight for your right to hang out and talk about how you wish a motherfucker would...

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...

Veteran’s Day Special

I woke up this morning and as custom, scrolled through my newsfeed. As I shuffled through old pictures of people in their uniforms, I came across a post by a well-known veteran’s page and read his update concerning Veteran’s Day.

Vet Lag: The Winds Are Changing

The paradigm shift is occurring; the American veteran narrative is changing.

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!)....

Grass, cash, or ass- nobody rides for free.

The running joke in the SOF communities is the last hard BRC/BUD’s/ITC/Q-Course was the one you graduated from. It seems the older generation in communities always like to point down at the younger generation at how much easier they have it. 

Collateral Damage: The Typecasting and Self Destruction of the American Veteran

Too many veterans are taking their cues from Hollywood. Movies typecast veterans as ticking time bombs, crazed, damaged, and broken people who are ready to explode in a violent rage at the slightest provocation. No one ever makes a movie about the veteran entrepreneur helping other vets. No one ever talks about the innovations and assets veterans have provided to society. All anyone seems to be able to focus on is the “movie version” of veterans. 

A New Breed

We like to think of ourselves as a revival of American industry in that part of our country.

RONIN: The Masterless Warrior of Generation Y

ro·nin

ˈrōnən/

noun-historical

1. A masterless samurai warrior class of the late Muromachi (1138–1573) and Tokugawa (1603–1867) periods, known for often being vagrant and disruptive and sometimes actively rebellious.

    -Brittanica

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