Military

The Burden of a Infantryman

Picture this, you're 19 years old, on your first deployment in Afghanistan, and before this picture was taken you were huddled around a 12-inch laptop with 12 other squad mates watching some terrible bootleg...

How To Become A Private Security Contractor

So you wanna be a private security contractor, huh? Let me start off by saying EVERYONE and their navy buddies are getting out of the military. Guess who wants to be the cool guy making...

Simo Hayha – The White Death

Simo Hayha, born in Finland, served his one mandatory year in the military and became a farmer until The Soviet Union invaded his homeland in 1939. Left without a choice, he decided to pick...

Being A Machine Gunner; The “Guns Up” Life

  Gun Drills, ADDRAC, Loading and Unloading drills, Gun Drills, disassemble, run, assemble, run, Gun Drills..... For most machine gunners, that's the life we endure. Train, train, and train some more. While most of us are known...

On The Side of a Mountain With 5 Gun Shot Wounds

Danny Dietz died while providing covering fire against up to 80 Taliban fighters for his team to push back with 5 gun shot wounds, including one to his neck, on the side of some...

Welcome To The Real Side Of War-The Other Side

First off, let me open by saying this particular article is not going to be for the weak of heart and is more than likely going to hit the men and women who have served this...

50 Cal Gunner Engages Taliban Snipers At 100 Meters

A heavy machine gunner fires a 50 cal at Taliban snipers concealed in an orchard 100 meters from his position. Taliban snipers maneuver within 100 meters of a US Army position in Zhari District, Kandahar,...

A Navy SEAL Talks About His Civilian Skydiving Experience

You don't have to be a genius to realize that skydiving is an inherently dangerous activity. However, there are several methods to mitigate that risk. I've been both a paratrooper (static line) in the...

The Only Ranger To Kill Someone With A MRE Spoon

For now I’m going to leave names out of this because he didn’t want his name out there but I’ve confirmed the story with people that were there and know him so if you...

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