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Who is Memorial Day for?

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Who is Memorial Day for?

This is part 1 of a 2-part series for Memorial Day 2017. Memorial Day is one of the most honorable and important holidays that our country celebrates. After the last 16 years of warfare there seems to be a lot more “opinion” about what should be done on this holiday, how it should be observed…

We are Ranger Up explains the WHY behind it all

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We are Ranger Up explains the WHY behind it all

Our good friends at RangerUp have put out an awesome short video explaining not only who they are and how/why RangerUp was created but Nick also shines some light on the how/why vets do all that they do. Why the blogs, why the selfless service, why they tend to be a different breed from standard…

Book Review: Second to the Last to Leave, USS Arizona 12.7.41 The Lauren F. Bruner Story

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Book Review: Second to the Last to Leave, USS Arizona 12.7.41 The Lauren F. Bruner Story

PREFACE-I have read tons of books in my life, and have written many reviews on this blog and several others. In all the reviews I have written, I have never had such a hard time to write one. But then again, I have also never read a book like this, that had such a profound…

9/11, some of us will truly Never Forget

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9/11, some of us will truly Never Forget

What’s the problem?

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What’s the problem?

So a presentation on insider threats that was used for 18 months has now been pulled from the training that is done for soldiers. It was effective, it was honest and I am sure the students over the last 18 months learned something from it. A PowerPoint training slide listing former Secretary of State Hillary…

Movie Review of Range 15

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Movie Review of Range 15

When I first talked to Nick Palmiscano about writing a review of this movie, I mentioned to him that I knew I would need to watch it at least twice because I was sure I would miss something. Based on the trailers I had seen, stories I had heard, and just knowing some of the…

Why we celebrate Memorial Day

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Why we celebrate Memorial Day

It it clear that the last 15 years of constant combat for our military has brought about a new perception of what Memorial Day is about. For years growing up as a military brat, as a peace-time soldier, then a combat veteran myself and then back to being a peace-time soldier again that Memorial Day…

Bring back the War Department

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Bring back the War Department

Will someone let me know when war is easy and uncomplicated? I have tried to write about the complexities, the milli-second decision making, the wide gray area between right and wrong when it comes to war. In fact I just wrote about it some the other day. You can watch war movies all day, and…

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