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"Teach me to breathe, don’t let me think” -Every Time I Die In 1868, the United States and the Lakota Nation of the Sioux Tribe...

Dude, Where’s My Hero Worship?: An Open Letter to Bro-Vets

Can we stop applauding veterans every time they derail discussions about social problems by redirecting the narrative back to veteran issues? Yes, the VA...

The GWOT, My Father And Me

I sat cross-legged on the cold cement of the garage floor. Steel tools were in front of me, laying benignly, and scattered about. I...

Muhammad Ali: Heroes Get Remembered But Legends Never Die

Muhammad Ali is dead—but the internet, Oh our precious internet, is full of life. Countering the heart-felt remembrance for Ali has been some criticism coming from places very close to and inside the military community.

 

Vet Lag: The Winds Are Changing

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

Career After Conflict: What’s Your Plan For The Future?

I learned a valuable lesson while sitting on the flight line in Jalalabad, Afghanistan waiting on a helicopter that never arrived: always have a clear extraction plan.

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.

 

The Short Happy Life of Military Identity

While this topic usually leads to some caustic, light-hearted humor about military culture, there are a few underlining principles involved that are powerful as hell.

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...

Examining The Narrative of 22

"22 a day" has infested both social media and mainstream news. Time to look at this number.

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