Reengage

The sand grinds its way into my elbows and I settle my body behind the rifle. My ribcage aches from the weight that has...

A BlackWater Goons Savage Journey to Robert McDonald’s House

A former member of a notorious PMC appraises a notorious government-run, military veteran benefit system.

 

Grind It Out

Life has a true lack of defining moments. We don't get the epic battle cry, or the final hard push to life happily ever after. We get a grind, a day in and day out need to work. If we want to get ahead, we have to grind it out even harder

You Are Expendable. You Are Free.

An open-eye to some harsh realities, and how realizing them is only a liberation.

Veteran Outrage Syndrome

Inciting online riots, dragging people into your beefs/shit talking sessions, and complaining about shit from sun up to sun down in no way constitutes productivity nor is it a worthy reflection of our veteran community. Fucking stop

80’s Baby, GWOT Made Me

“We are the rose, that grew from the crack in the concrete.”

-Memphis May Fire

The Riddle Of Steel

10 years ago, I came to Iraq with zero idea of what to expect. I had just celebrated my 21st birthday on ship, and had just picked up corporal. There really was no social media at the time and my exposure to the news was limited to what I saw in the chow hall. I figured I would be out “hookin’ and jabbin”’ with the Republican Guard in a conflict straight out of the manuals. I was pretty much, totally wrong…

A Way To Happiness

"When you are not pursuing your goal, you are literally committing spiritual suicide." —Les Brown Actively pursue your dreams. There, I said it. Easy enough, right? No....

The Warrior’s Path: Part 2

We come from many different places. Different parents, families, experiences, branches of service, MOS, etc., but we share a strong bond. This understanding can be appreciated in different ways.

Get on with it

I perpetually hear our generation talking about what they want to do in life. What will make them happy, what will give them purpose.

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