Civilianification

Everyone has been there. When you pop up on retention’s radar for re-enlistment and they come ask the age-old question “What are your plans for when you get out?” A simple question designed to make you really think if you are ready to re-enter the world of civilian life. For me, it was always “Use […]

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Waiting on the Word: The chronicles of the time wasting shenanigans only found in the deadliest fighting force in the world…

Anyone who has ever served in the armed forces will tell you that not all time spent in the service of this great nation is productive. These are the stories of those times, told by those who lived them… PART I: Grunts 1 – Tankers 0 Until getting Drill sergeant orders to Fort Jackson, I had […]

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Patrol

I have always used writing as an outlet during my life.  The following is something I wrote on my first deployment in southern Baghdad. I was 20 years old. Feb 2, 2006         1:42 PM Patrol Its dusk. The smell of human stench fills the air but you have become used to it. All you can […]

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Fear

It is something that is ingrained into our DNA as human beings. It is the biggest driving factor for our actions and all other creatures for that matter. Fear. The emotion is generated in the oldest most primal part of our brain that makes us choose between fight or flight.  Unlike animals though we have […]

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