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The 3 biggest lies that you were told in boot camp

Most of us went to boot camp and had our minds blown. Whether you had Drill Instructors, Drill Sergeants, or something else, we all were like sponges. Essentially, we just downloaded our personalities from them. If you didn’t do at least one boot camp impression, then you can stop reading and go be a liar …

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Why you should do the census before bed tonight

According to their website, “The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is October 15, 2020.” That’s today. If you have not already done the census, this is a big deal, and here is why: It determines your representation in DC Members of the United States House of Representatives are determined by how many people …

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United We Stand: Moving Forward, Together

The country is in pain. Riots are burning business. Americans are fist-fighting in the streets over their political differences. Sensing the shifting tides, police officers are retiring in record numbers. All of this has been inflamed by a global pandemic that has changed our lives, it is easy to be worried. We all have seen …

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Nearly Deported After 2 Tours to Iraq, The Struggle to Become a Citizen

*Editors note: Despite multiple tours to Iraq, Mr Martin Bauer was almost deported. This is all too common for our brothers and sisters serving. Below is the first hand account of the author, and his joinery to become a citizen. Despite the adversity, he never gave up. His patriotism is in keeping with the true meaning of American …

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My struggle to not get fat during quarantine

I was pretty worried that I was gonna get mega fat during lock down. I was eating delivery daily, like I still had the metabolism I did as a 19 year old grunt. However, something crazy happened. I actually lost weight! 30lbs to be exact. Downloading a calorie counter app was a big part, but the …

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Would these fictional TV/movie characters wear a mask?

Thinking about my favorite fictional heroes, dealing with the pandemic, is a guilty pleasure of mine. This is not a scenario most of us ever expected to encounter in our lives. Sure, we have thought about zombie outbreaks, but this has been more annoying than très wasteland chic. Here are a few examples of how …

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How Has Serving Impacted You?

How Has Serving Impacted You?

We all remember when the US Army tweeted a simple question. “How Has Serving Impacted You?” I thought this warranted some reflection. Especially, since hindsight is 2020 (pun intended). In one particularly popular responses, a man spoke about how his wife had 10 Jodys, and now he’s afraid of fireworks. You can’t help but feel …

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Finding new high ground: Life after the military

My time in the Corps was short lived, 4 years, two deployments to Iraq and then out, with a brief stint in the reserves trying to get back to active duty, thinking I had no other applicable job skills other than making guns go bang. It was cool. It was also garbage, I’ve never experienced …

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“No comment.” Many politicians refuse to speak about Vanessa Guillen

Justice for Vanessa Guillen and others like her. This is not a matter of what party you belong to, but rather of protecting our brothers and sisters. Here is an account of our fight. “No comment” has been the most frequent response we have received when asking our representatives about Vanessa Guillen. We have called many …

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