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Granite is stronger than glass

The title of this post is common sense and a known fact, but may not be self-explanatory in the way you think. This is a post I have been thinking about for a while and wanting to write for the last couple of weeks. Two months ago we saw a monumental and historic election happen. It...

The true face of evil

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look into the face of pure evil, which is essentially the face of the devil? Well you really don’t have to look any further than ISIS and this article, More Summary

A New Year and time for a new look

I try to update the look of at the start of every year. I like to keep it fresh and new, and even though I have not been putting up as many posts as normal, I am always looking to keep this site relevant and fresh. Sometimes I go a couple of months with...

Disgraceful ego of the week

I am trying to wrap my head around this, how does a subordinate put his boss in for an award? On Wednesday, President Obama added another prestigious medal to his Nobel Prize collection when he had Defense Secretary Ash Carter award him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. That would be like Read More

Happy Veteran’s Day 2016

  A VETERAN IS SOMEONE, WHO AT ONE POINT IN THEIR LIFE, WROTE A BLANK CHECK PAYABLE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR AN AMOUNT UP TO, AND INCLUDING, THEIR LIFE. Thank you to all of my Brothers and Sisters, those that have served before me, with me and those serving today. There are Read More

10 years later

Its been 10 years since I was first in Afghanistan. Tenth anniversaries are big milestones and there have been several of them this year. Today marks 10 years since my first alive day that I actually recognized. I have written about this day many times on this blog, which you can find at You can […]

How many more?

How many more have to die either by waiting to be treated or who kill themselves out of frustration? A 76-year-old veteran committed suicide on Sunday in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, where he had been a patient, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Peter A. Kaisen, of […]

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 […]

Tourists hurt in Afghanistan! Wait, WHAT?

A rocket hit a van carrying American tourists and others in western Afghanistan on Thursday, according to local officials. Six people were hurt in the attack. When I first saw the headline, I really thought it was a story from the Duffel Blog, but then I went to read it and realized it was real. […]

This week’s WTF moment

The Army’s top enlisted leader says there are not enough female NCOs and officers looking to transfer to combat arms jobs. “Currently, we have over 100 young women across America who have volunteered to join our ranks as cavalry scouts, armor crewmen, fire support specialists and infantrymen,” Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey wrote […]

Simple acts that give hope

It doesn’t take much. It doesn’t take a house or a parade, or even the ability to throw out the first pitch at a ballgame. This was costly for someone, but the anonymous donation to just help a guy out is an awesome testament to the true patriotism, love and appreciation of this country. Along […]

Your Monday Morning WTF Post!

Trump is blaming Obama for police shootings. But seven years ago Republicans halted a federal study that sought to detect potential radicalization by veterans.   Classy (NOT) piece by uber-left online trash mag politico blaming the shootings in LA and TX on “returning veterans” and the GOP. As the right-wing outrage machine would have it, […]


When I first saw this headline, I thought it had to be from The Onion. It just has to be right? Obama Limiting Airstrikes on Islamic State to Protect Environment Sadly no it is not from a news satire website that creates outlandish stories for comedic reasons. This is a real headline from a real, […]

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, beind the scene stories I had heard and just knowing […]

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

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 […]

Blatant Lies

I encourage you to please check out the video at and tell me how that is not combat!! I realize that not everyone who reads this site has been...Show More Summary

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