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Just In case you forgot

Sometimes a person’s memory gets clouded and it is human nature to forget the bad things in our past. We can’t help it, as we are wired that way. When thinking about things that happened in our past that have both good and bad moments, the good things are always what we remember first and […]

Is the National Guard back to being 2nd rate soldiers again?

Prior to 9/11 the National Guard was looked down upon by Active Duty forces. Since I served half my career in both both services I can tell you some of that was earned and some was just ignorance by active duty forces. When I was active duty we never took the National Guard (or as […]

August was deadliest month, and Sept doesn’t look any better

The other day a story hit the wire about August being the deadliest month in Afghanistan since we went in there in October 2001. August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of […]