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Harlem Hellfighters

Harlem Hellfighters: The legend of Henry Johnson

Henry Johnson was one of the most badass American warriors, ever. The Harlem Hellfighters were also stock full of some of the most heroic patriots. However, their struggles did not end with the war. This is one of their stories. I have the honor of telling the sorrowful ballad of Sergeant Henry Johnson. “Sgt. Henry …

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Marine

Marine tank crews may be transferred to Army

In an attempt to restructure the force, the Marine Corps has done away with its armored tanks. This was a result of a war-game simulation that yielded some startling results. In large scale simulations against specified, and modern threats, the tanks were at a severe disadvantage. Furthermore, it showed the need to implement more rocket, …

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“Worst unit in the Marine Corps” poll draws over 145k total votes

“Worst unit in the Marine Corps” was the subject of a recent poll on a popular Instagram page. The account @dd214_memes originally ran a contest for ” the hardest partying unit” but higher ups caught wind of this and retaliated. “They started threatening to bust down Marines they saw in any video,” says the anonymous administrator …

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Vanessa Guillen

What the F*ck Fort Hood, Part 1- Vanessa Guillen

We were originally going to write a piece giving you all of the known facts regarding Vanessa Guillen and her disappearance. Quite frankly, you’ve probably already seen the numerous headlines talking about it, especially in the last 48 hours. But we still have questions and we are demanding answers. We FIRST mentioned Vanessa’s name on …

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uniforms

The worst thing about each branch’s uniforms

There’s no doubt the American military has some good looking uniforms. Although, there were a few that we would rather forget. For example, the gravel colored Army Combat Uniform. Also, the blue digitals of the Navy? When you fall overboard you really don’t want to blend in with the ocean. Lastly, the Air Force and …

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Bandini

History of obscure military phrases: Part 3 – Lake Bandini

There is a lot of lore surrounding Marine Corps’ base Twentynine Palms, to include “Lake Bandini.” At the beginning of the Korean conflict, the Marines decided they needed more live fire ranges. Just north of Camp Pendleton, was an abandoned Army glider base called Condor Field. Deemed “uninhabitable” by other branches, the Marine Corps made …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 2

In the last part of obscure military phrases, we covered how Wagner turned into unfortunate slang. This time, we’ll discuss the origins of some obscure military graffiti. Kilroy was here – World War Two This symbol and phrase became popular the world over. It lasted well past the 1950s. However, to truly understand the origins, …

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History of obscure military phrases: Part 1

No one can say with 100% certainty where any military phrases or slang starts. However, we have tracked down a pretty good origin story for a few. The Global War on Terror- “Wagner Loves the…” The Combat Operations Center (C.O.C. …. yep…. keep reading…) is the place you see in movies with all the maps …

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Green Berets

Former Green Berets arrested in Venezuela in failed coup

This is an insane story with endless finger pointing. Here’s what we know so far. Luke Denman, and Airan Berry are both US citizens. Additionally, they are both former Green Berets. They were captured at sea attempting to lead an incursion in Venezuela. Berry, 41, was a special forces engineer Sergeant. He served in both …

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