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Graduation for West Point's Class of 2011.

The traditional hat toss as the Class of 2011 officially graduates the United States Military Academy and commissions as 2nd Lieutenants in the United States… Continue Reading

The Army Explained…

Ok. So in light of my upcoming deployment I’ve been getting a lot of questions from friends and family wanting to know what I do… Continue Reading

Why I Don’t Want YOU to be a West Point Graduate…

By 1LT John Haynes, USMA Class of 2011 Photo by: Mike Laeding of Sulphur Springs Photography The following is an article written by my classmate,… Continue Reading

Being a PL: Initial Thoughts…

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”- Isaiah 6:8… Continue Reading

Friendship, the Warrior Ethos and the Path to Aesthetics…

Disclaimer:  This following blog post may strike many as vulgar and even barbaric. And might even change the opinion many have of me.  But, I… Continue Reading

Power Beyond Measure…

  “‘I prayed only once in Afghanistan,’ O’Byrne wrote to me after it was all over. ‘It was when Restrepo got shot, and I prayed… Continue Reading

Crying Over Spilled Milk: Making Sense of Policy Objectives in Afghanistan

– 2LT Ty Stephens. We have been at war in Afghanistan for over a decade. So long that political interest and awareness about the conflict… Continue Reading

In Remembrance of SGT Tanner Higgins: KIA Afghanistan 13 April 2012…

He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. – Psalm 18:34 It brought me mixed emotions… Continue Reading

Adventures of Salcantay and Machu Picchu…

  Christmas Eve I was curled in the fetal position inside a tent in the mountain village of Santa Teresa throwing up into a zip… Continue Reading

Thoughts from Cusco, Peru

        Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world…. Continue Reading