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Flash-to-Bang: Nonsense on the internet, hearing it from soldiers

Just about everyone I meet in the Army has a Facebook account now. It is more odd to not have one than to have one. Whenever I am up, standing in front of soldiers, I automatically assume I’m being Snapchatted. 498 more words

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Today is a good day for the Army

Today CPT Griest and 1LT Haver graduate Ranger School, ending a journey that’s lasted years.

As interesting as the topic is to me, I purposely haven’t written much about it because frankly, the room is crowded and loud. 19 more words

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The Waffle Joke

The Udairi Desert, Kuwait. An abandoned compound in Baghdad. The woods of Fort Benning. An MRAP on the road between Bagram and Jalalabad. A cemetery in Texas. 1,107 more words

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Leadership: Be Ready to Be the Man on Day One

One of the hardest parts about assuming a leadership position in the military is realizing that no one is waiting for you, and really, no one cares. 627 more words

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Antenna Discipline

If you’ve ever been an RTO and whipped around, smacking the face of your PSG or PL with the antenna of your radio, you’re likely familiar with term “antenna discipline.” It’s not a doctrinal term, but it’s one that I’ve heard used so often that it ought to be. 108 more words

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The Dichotomy of Black Humor and Memorialization

Likely, you’ve heard about how important black humor is for soldiers. The ability to make dark fun of whatever situation you may find youself in is super important for soldiers leaning off of the edge of the world. 186 more words

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Leadership through Group Text

One of the first things I noticed upon re-joining the Army a few years ago, besides the proliferation of hand sanitizer, was how widespread smartphone use had become. 540 more words

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