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TAXING THE AMERICAN DREAM: HOW COMMUNISM REARS ITS UGLY HEAD IN OUR SOCIETY OF ENTITLEMENT

Growing up in California through my teen years, I was exposed to a society that often encouraged a counter culture. At the time, it coupled nicely with an even more common rebellious teenage attitude. I lived in a world that praised being different, special, valued, and exceptional—all because we were born that way. It was our right to be different.

Integrating Mortars into an Armored Brigade Combat Team: Thoughts From a Mortar Platoon Leader

The use of mortars as an effective enabler to Combined Arms Operations is quickly becoming a lost art. As a Battalion level asset, mortars can be a very effective and responsive enabler to the combined arms battalion. But that requires a change in perception in how we view training, equipping and employing a Combined Arms Battalion Mortar Platoon.

Thoughts From an Outgoing Platoon Leader…

I did my last ruck march as a platoon leader this morning.  It was still dark when I stepped off on a route I’ve come… Continue Reading

Times They Are A Changing: What a Decade has Taught Me About Life…

Bob Dylan may have had it right.   After about a decade, the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq winding down.  How I Met Your Mother… 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