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Toxic Exposure Conference

Toxic Exposure Conference to be live streamed

For those following the saga of our quest for those suffering from toxic exposure, we’ve entered a new chapter. Actor Jon Stewart, and former VA Secretary David Shulkin will be among those involved at the upcoming Military Toxic Exposure Conference. Announced by CSO and Co-owner Tim Jensen, Grunt Style will be live streaming the conference on August …

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Finding new high ground

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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Pinks and greens

Soldiers hate new pinks and greens: “We look like discount Marines”

Pinks and greens Phase III of the new uniform role out began in April of 2020. This is when the new Army uniform became “Available for purchase through Army and Air Force Exchange Service.” In July 2020, the uniforms were “Issued to Soldiers upon completion of Advanced Individual Training.” This has met mixed reviews from …

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Thae Ohu

Thae Ohu: update from her family

We have an update to our previous report on Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration. We spoke to Pan Phyu, the sister of Corporal Ohu. She gave us the following statement from the family’s lawyer: “Thae is a proud Marine and courageous survivor of military sexual assault. For five years she has struggled …

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3/3 scout snipers

Modern Hard Corps Stories 1: 3rd Bn. 3rd Marines

Modern Hard Corps Stories 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. Our first Modern Hard Corps Stories is …

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TSA

TSA took 4,432 guns from flyers in 2019

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) found 4,432 guns on passengers or in their luggage in 2019. That is a 5% raise from 2018, where they found 4,239. TSA Administrator David Pekoske said “There is a proper way to travel safely with a firearm.” Travelers in Texas, Colorado, and Florida were the biggest culprits. View a TSA statement by …

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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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Thae Ohu

Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration

Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration “They are sending me to the brig for pretrial confinement instead of me receiving care,” Thae Ohu wrote in her letter to Arizona Sen. Martha McSally. Thae Ohu, 26, was the victim of sexual assault. She has struggled and reached out for help, but ended up in …

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Bonhomme Richard

Bonhomme Richard update: 59 injured, still burning

Unfortunately, the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard continues to burn. The official Naval Surface Forces Twitter account made the following statement: “In the past 48 hours, Federal Fire Department San Diego and U.S. Navy Sailors have conducted numerous firefighting operations, making significant progress with the help of aerial firefighting operations conducted by U.S. Navy helicopters.” They followed …

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Stephen B. Lewis

A Servant to a Mission

Stephen B. Lewis Here at American Grit, we aim to share stories exactly that-American Grit. Stories of courage, commitment, and sacrifice. Often times those stories are about those in uniform in distant lands. However, we also recognize the many stories of “Grit” that happen everyday across the American citizenry. One such story is the story of …

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