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5 Christmas Ideas for your Military Loved One…

Let’s face it…. There is a lot of products out there that cater to military members living life on the move ranging from practical to just plain ridiculous. But if you are considering what to get for your favorite veteran/service member this holiday season, here is a brief list of 5 things at various price levels I have found to be particularly useful throughout my military career:

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.

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

Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

Standing in the dim light and darkness of a cheap hostel in Spain, dressing in white and red, I was having some second thoughts.

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

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