Author Archives: Thor

Happy Birthday – 239 Years

Happy Birthday to our Corps.  From the yardarms of the Revolutionary War through to current operations around the globe our Corps has served this country.  Today we mark our 239 birthday.  From humble beginnings in a small tavern in Philadelphia, … Continue reading

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Sometimes We All Need A Little Reminder

The boys and girls at Ranger Up, have come up with a new video that points to something that we have all struggled with in our lives.  I think it is worth the time to watch, and a good reminder … Continue reading

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Beirut – 31 Years

31 years ago today, we woke up to the fact that over 200 of my fellow Marines were killed by a truck bomb.  A truck bomb…now we have the “fancy” term Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED).  In accordance with … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Events In Iraq

There seems to be a lot going on in the world recently.  We could spend hours talking about the Bergdahl swap, or Hillary’s comments regarding domestic terrorists, or Obama’s non-comments about anything meaningful.  What does Cantor’s loss in the Virginia … Continue reading

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McRaven to Grads: To Change the World, Start by Making Your Bed [Watch] | The Alcalde

It is commencement time in the US.  Every year, speakers have an opportunity to bore the audiences with an inspirational / educational message at higher education establishments across the nation. An exception to the rule this year seems to be … Continue reading

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Operation Pouty Face | Monster Hunter Nation

NY Times, bestselling author Larry Correia put together one of those “tough” messages today on the realities of life.  This one was prompted by current events in Nigeria and Hollywood.  It’s worth 10 minutes of your time to read it. … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness

A little long video below but, nice illustration of common failures in your situational awareness. Like this:Like Loading…

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Friday Funny

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Hump Day Laughs

At the risk of being politically incorrect, which is ok by me, here is your laugh for this morning. Like this:Like Loading…

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Reading the Situation

Great article up today at Straight Forward.  Observation, Decision and Action all turn into an incident where everyone goes home in one piece. Straight Forward in a Crooked World: Carjack Intermezzo. Often, it is the little things that can have … Continue reading

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