Military

The Road to Mammoth: Getting Good DOPE Part 2

Welcome back! Part one taught us the importance of accurately measuring data from your rifle. Subsequently, Chris will give us the necessary next steps to ensure your freedom seeds land exactly where you intend to plant them. DOPE is on the brain today friends. Confirm the firing solution accuracy at supersonic and into transonic By now, …

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Corps

Modern Hard Corps Stories 3: 3rd Bn. 6th Marines

Modern Hard Corps Stories 3: 3rd Bn. 6th Marines Modern Hard Corps Stories is a monthly segment here at American Grit. We will take you through the modern history since the end of the Vietnam War to the present. Consequently, covering some of the greatest units that make up the United States Marine Corps. “Teufelhunden” We are …

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Suicide up 20% in Military During COVID

Military suicide has gone up 20% compared to this time last year. The Department of Defense would not say it’s specifically because of coronavirus, but they alluded to this. Military suicide has long been a serious matter. However, many leaders have said this pandemic has added stress to an already stressful job. Army Secretary Ryan …

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Veterans Benefits Banking Program

250k Vets Receiving Mailed Payments, VA Offering Free Banking Program

Many Veterans, particularly older ones, receive their monthly benefits in the form of a paper check, or pre-paid debit card. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs(VA) has announced these are costly, and unreliable. As a result, they established the Veterans Benefits Banking Program (VBBP). The Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits, Dr Paul Lawrence …

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Congressman Ruiz

Congressman Flames The VA Over Burn Pit Neglect

A congressional hearing today about burn pits went up in flames for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). A large portion of the VA’s argument was clearly aimed at stonewalling efforts to pass new health care. Additionally, they claimed there was not enough science to link specific health issues to toxic exposure. If a Veteran …

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Committee

Committee Meeting to Discuss Burn Pits, Call Your Representative!

Members of the House Veterans Affairs Committee are meeting Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Consequently, the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs (DAMA) will meet in an open session to conduct an oversight hearing related to burn pits and toxic exposure. The meeting is at 10am, but meanwhile we need you to call your representative. …

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Capitol

There’s Always Enough Money For War, But Never For The Warfighter

“It’s kabuki theater!” Comedian Jon Stewart exclaimed last week. Simultaneously, he pointed to a group of politicians holding a press conference on the steps of the Capitol Building. We were only a hundred yards away, having our own press conference. However, ours was aimed at helping Veterans. While we tried to rally support for victims …

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Korean War

The War Story That Deserves to be a Movie: Korean Edition

Historians often call Korea the “Forgotten War.” This would explain why so few movies have been made about it. Specifically, there are few movies in comparison to those about WW2 and Vietnam. One Korean War story, in particular, deserves to be brought to the big screen. Major Kurt Chew-Een Lee was a trail blazer. He was …

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No Active Shooter in Fort Hood, Soldier Arrested for Threats

Reports of an active shooter in Fort Hood circulated all over social media this morning. However, these were thankfully only rumors. The troubled base has seen an alarming number of deaths over the last few years. As a result, a wave of worried friends, and family, took to social media to see if their loved …

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