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.

The Pistol Circus

My War Journal into the PISTOL CIRCUS May 15: The SOF life the Hard Way: Saying goodbye to your issue...Saying good bye, maybe forever to...

First Person Shooter II: Remedial Action

“Will you still hold me, when you see what I have done? Will you still kiss me the same when you taste my victim’s blood?”

-Atreyu

The New American Royalty: Part Two

The second article in a three-piece series that showcases the inept hilarity of US diplomacy in the most volatile places on the map.

Counterculture at its Finest: No Joy

Fam, we are excited to announce that Dave Rose’s second edition of Spent Shell Casings is out and alive. A GWOT rollercoaster ride; from lunatic,...

All In

Eventually, you will be brought to a moment in time where you will have to make a decision. Maybe it will be in freezing water, as you get pounded by six foot breakers and you don’t know how you are going to make it for three more hours or even three more minutes. Maybe it will be in a sweltering jungle, covered in tics and beyond exhaustion, as you try to re-adjust the hundred pound ruck on your back and wonder how you are going to make it four more clicks.

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

To Them I Appeared a Stranger

You felt it the first time you came home on mid tour leave. You were still young enough and still close enough to your...

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...

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