The Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), based out of Ft. Benning, Georgia, produces some of the world's best marksmen. It does not matter if the discipline is rifle, 3-Gun, shotgun, pistol, or air rifle, the AMU continuously remains among the top of elite shooters, both military- and civilian-wide. The AMU has a very unique relationship with 3rd Ranger Battalion snipers. In the … [Read more...] about The Army Marksmanship Unit cross-trains 3/75 Ranger Snipers
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What can you say? What can you do? Are there solutions? These are all questions we ask ourselves. Just a few days before the Umpqua Community College shooting, I was hanging out with a couple of fellow firefighters/paramedics from different agencies in Oregon. Little did we know that one of us would be the first paramedic and medical responder on scene. During a mass … [Read more...] about The Umqua College Mass Shooting and Social Currency
As the U.S. and allies falsely advertise restraint for a boots-on-the-ground initiative in Iraq and Syria, we can be assured that much more is going on behind the scenes—preparations are undoubtedly in the works for a full-scale operation. Currently, there are approximately 1,500 U.S. troops in Iraq aiding the Iraqi military in objectives as far-reaching as the ISIS-controlled … [Read more...] about Potential Boots on the Ground in Iraq and Syria: Key Terrain
Every unit has rivals internally and the 75th Ranger Regiment is no exception. It has always been about pride in your Battalion, company, platoon, and squad. 1st Batt guys talk trash about about 2nd and 3rd Batt, 2nd Batt guys talk trash about 1st and 3rd Batt, and 3rd Batt, well 3rd is just better than the other two. There is always a verbal and physical war that is raging … [Read more...] about Platoon Battle: Don’t Cross That Line
The Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU), based out of Ft. Benning, Georgia, produces some of the world's best marksmen. It does not matter if the discipline is rifle, 3-Gun, shotgun, pistol, or air rifle, the AMU continuously remains among the top of elite shooters, both military- and civilian-wide. The AMU has a very unique relationship with 3rd Ranger Battalion snipers. In the … [Read more...] about The Army Marksmanship Unit Cross-Trains 3/75 Snipers
Face it, whatever decision is made by U.S. Congress concerning action to be or not to be taken in Syria, it will not be embraced whole heartedly by the American public. Obviously no decision like this one has ever been fully embraced--not even the invasion of Afghanistan after the attacks of 9/11. Really, I recall there actually being people at the time that thought that we … [Read more...] about Syria: An Unpopular Solution
As many readers may have seen, Urban Outfitters recently decided to sell a blue denim vest with a 3rd Ranger Battalion scroll on the upper left breast. At first I was very infuriated and then I realized, thanks to the writing a very hard work of our very own Kerry Patton, they have removed the item from their website. Although I haven't taken the time to stroll down to my local … [Read more...] about I Wear It Because It Looks Cool: WTF?
I'm not entirely sure why this is such a difficult topic to write about, but here it goes. I think it might have to do with the fact that there are hundreds of Syrian people dying every day, and there are over 1.5 million refugees since the Syrian civil war began. Or it could be that the deadliest month for civilians in Syria has surpassed the deadliest month of the Iraqi … [Read more...] about What Will The Pentagon Do With Syria?
Man, did I hate those words when I was a private in Ranger Battalion. Early mornings in formation waiting for the First Sergeant to come out and call the company to attention. Sometimes it was once, but more often than not, those words were shouted by some newly crowned tab spec-four--three, four, five times. That might not sound so bad if you knew you weren’t going to have … [Read more...] about War Stories: If You Don’t Have a Tab, Hit the Slab
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) have one of the largest ground forces in the world, and were once referred to as the "Million Man Army." Although their ground forces are estimated somewhere in the region of 950,000 soldiers, the large majority are under-trained and malnourished. In standing with other past communist and oppressed countries, North Korea’s … [Read more...] about North Korean Ground Forces: We Can March Better Than You
From an email I received 14 June 2013 due to my past tuition assistance. Effective immediately, GoArmyEd will apply the Army Personnel Fitness Test (APFT) and Army Weight Control Program (AWCP) Flags to all TA Eligible Soldier accounts, regardless of component. Holds will be applied and removed as the information is received in GoArmyEd from the Integrated Total Army Personnel … [Read more...] about Sequester Denies The Physically Unfit
After a recent discussion with a fellow soldier, I started to think of the different things we military folk do to keep ourselves sane. Not the PTSD sanity, but the ‘I’m stuck here for hours and days staring at the same piece of god forsaken earth’ type of insanity. My friend Sobe was showing me some pictures from a trip to Afghanistan a couple of years back, and one … [Read more...] about The Things Warfighter’s Do To Keep Themselves Sane