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State Defense Forces

I just wanted to mention State Defense Forces (SDF) for those who have never heard of them and may be interested.   SDFs (also known as Sta…

Started by Nathan Bendel

4 Jan 5
Reply by Karl Helweg

The importance of veterans organizations

There is very good reason to belong to organizions like the V.F.W, American Legion, and Amvets, because they fight for the rights of vetera…

Started by charle lee vaux

4 Jan 5
Reply by Karl Helweg

Currently Reading

Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician by Anthony Everitt.  For no other reasons than I found it in my home and it brough…

Started by pectoraldactyl

0 Dec 14, 2016

How to increase Situational Awareness/Staying focus

So I want to help a fellow Marine who has a weakness about maintaining situational awareness. At times he's gotten into trouble for it, oth…

Started by Ryan

7 Apr 1, 2016
Reply by D. Adonis

Monthly Book Club

What do you guys think about an informal book club?  I've started reading Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War by former SECDEF Robert Gates…

Started by pectoraldactyl

0 Dec 23, 2015

Olmsted Scholar Program

Are there any Olmsted Scholars here?  I am planning on applying next year, and I would like to gain deeper insight into the program from cu…

Started by pectoraldactyl

3 Oct 12, 2015
Reply by The Thinking Captain

Talking about war:

Here are some of the most powerful TED talks on being a warrior. I'm not military. I'm a musician who worked in Iraq. I care about this, be…

Started by Paul MacAlindin

0 Aug 18, 2015

Update on joining the Navy

A few months ago I posted a discussion about joining the Navy. I finally decided to go into my local recruiting office.I scored a 96 on the…

Started by Oscar Bautista

10 Jun 14, 2015
Reply by DY324

Anyone else a military child?

Tell us some of the places you've lived, or some cool experiences growing up in a military family.

Started by Ben F

3 Apr 10, 2015
Reply by Edward Warden

Hey Y'all Marine here!

Hope everybody is doing well! Jim here, USMC 2006-2010. Served as a 5711 (CBRN) and 5811 (MP) Iraq and training throughout the West Coast,…

Started by Jim

8 Dec 18, 2014
Reply by Shane


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