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Mammoth

The Road to Mammoth 2021- The key to success

“The only way you can truly prepare yourself for Mammoth is to have already done Mammoth,” a seasoned competitor told me as I was preparing for my first Mammoth.  “Even then, you’ll never really be prepared. Therein lies the beauty of it!” I initially dismissed this as a way to haze a newbie, deter my …

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Allen

1Lt Kenneth Allen identified as pilot killed in crash

Yesterday we learned an F-15 fighter jet crashed over the North Sea, off the coast of England.  We have since found out 1Lt. Kenneth Allen did not survive the crash. This incident is still under investigation. Col. Will Marshall, the commander of the 48th Fighter Wing, released a statement confirming the incident, along with Allen’s …

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Fitness

Women take on the Army Combat Fitness Test

October 2020 is fast approaching and with it, the reign of the Army Combat Fitness Test. The new age and gender-neutral fitness assessment takes over as the test of record as we enter the new fiscal year.  Soldiers are reacting to its implementation in a variety of ways. Some are excited for a more comprehensive …

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Francisco

Peter Francisco: “The Hercules of the American Revolution”

Gather around fellow patriots, and listen to the tale of Peter Francisco. It’s hard to distinguish exactly what was fact, and what is legend. However, either end of the spectrum points to this being one of the most hardcore warriors of the revolutionary war. Peter Francisco was found abandoned as a baby. They didn’t know …

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Cops

TV show Cops, taken off the air

After nearly 30 years, the show Cops was taken off the air. The long running show was an unscripted look into the lives of on-duty police. The Paramount Network said they would not air the 33rd season, and have no plans to revive the series. This comes amid heavy protest that the show “glorifies police violence” …

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The Corps’ missed opportunity?

Ask any Marine what phrase is most said by the Corps, and you will likely get the answer, “Once a Marine always a Marine.” A mantra that Marines of all generations, rank and status swear by, with one exception, Recruiting Command. The practice of recruiting Prior Service Marines is an area the Corps unfortunately misses …

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Medal of Honor

2 times the Marines rejected future Medal of Honor recipients

The Marine Corps was full of heroes during WWII. The Battle of Iwo Jima saw more Medals of Honor awarded for a single battle than any other after the Civil War. Between the draft, and volunteers, they had no shortage of new recruits. As a result, The US Marine Corps passed on many young applicants, …

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An update to H.R. 5717- Is it still looming?

A couple months ago, we wrote an article about H.R. 5717. In the article, we broke down some of the items the House Resolution mentions, while also asking our viewership interpretation about the matter. We did this in hopes you all would read not just the article, but the proposed legislation for yourself. Since then, …

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India-China border resolutions

For a little over a week there have been reports of conflicts and escalation of force at the India-China border. It appears the two countries are coming to a peaceful resolution. According to the Ministry of External Affairs for India, two military commanders met June 6 to “peacefully resolve the situation.” The two countries have …

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