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...

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

Marine Photo Scandal; Truth Is Rarely PC

Recently America was made aware of a photo scandal involving the US military. At the height of it, explicit pictures of female service members...

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.

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. 

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?

THE DOLLARS AND SENSE OF WRITING

Perhaps it is fitting that I begin this essay on the 12th anniversary of my “Alive Day”.  A dozen years ago today, far away...

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!)....

We Hail From a Nation of _______

The shallow cheers from a safe distance, the misunderstanding of the warrior mindset, and the truth.  If the shoe don't fit, you will damn sure know a foot that it would.

 

Women in Combat Units is Still a Bad Idea (Sorry)

Relevant issues that make full integration of women into combat units a counter-productive move.

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