This Isn’t A Circus, Don’t Be A Clown

I think it’s time we address something else separate from the last two pieces. Rather than addressing the interior issues, the mental ones, we need to take a hard look at the way others perceive us. There is a stigma attached to vets that I have seen perpetuated by some of our own.

Know your environment

The guy who shot himself was standing there bandaged up, gathering his things. When I glanced down and saw a nice white field dressing..

Our Re-Awakening

I'm sick of seeing service members fried because an officer or senior enlisted wants to make a point. I'm sick of seeing teammates throw one another under the bus to save their own career. With over a decade of war there have been countless examples of selfless acts in combat, but why do those acts disappear when we come home?

Worth The Watch: 13 HOURS

Finally, a movie comes along that not only portrays security contractors in a positive light, but makes them the heroes of a harrowing and tragic event; one for which no one has been held accountable.

Hammers And Nails

“All my life I’ve been chasing something, I feel fate breathing down my neck. If the road I’m on somehow leads me nowhere, no retreats men, no regrets.”-The Parlor Mob

Why Oh Why, Didn’t I Take the Blue Pill?

One of the most annoying interactions I have with people is in reference to PTSD and the “symptom” of “hyper vigilance.” I can’t tell you how many times people ask me if being around crowds is frightening to me. I guess I can’t fault the ignorant too much. But, it gets a little old when I’m treated like I’m some kind of paranoid creep. 

Read the Labels, Kids!

“Let’s go crazy, let’s get nuts, slip on a purple banana ’til they throw us in the truck”-Prince

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...

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...

The New American Royalty: Part Three

The final article of three-part series that gives the unrestrained account of a former security specialist who guarded some of the biggest figures in the Department of State in Afghanistan. 

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