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the sympathetic soldier
Among the tops of the forest canopies, across sun swept plains, down mountains, water flows till its arms outstretched form deltas river beds. That is our purpose, to flow through and out everywhere like water and where it goes. The job at hand is never secured by means of my choice, I follow the words from the ones above till it is my turn to make heed and support my mate beside, in front and even behind me.paolo Paul denaro
Sat me in that barber’s chair Spun me around, I had no hair
While I was in college I came to a realization. I had no idea what I am doing. I should drop out. I joined the military after that. More specifically, I joined the Army National Guard. Because of that, my body changed. But more specifically my hair changed. I would like to share with you how.Salvador Bravado
Why am I here?
Everyone has different reasons for why they take certain paths in life. I’ve learned that a lot during my first couple weeks in Army basic training. And it’s got me thinking about why I’m even here in the first place. Some of the girls are here for independence and to get away from their families. Definitely not my reason. Some are here to try something new or to get physically fit. Kinda of my reasons, but more secondary. Other people joined for financial stability and college funding. That’s a lot closer to my reasons, but still doesn’t quite hit the nail exactly on the head. I just feel like there’s something more that pushed me to be here...Hannah York
The Army denies Covid-19 patients Quarantine
Why am I NOT surprised that the United States Army is at it again with the denials. They deny everything, even when its in black and white on a Command Policy Letter. Does anyone know what a Command Policy Letter is?
He never thought the war would be like this. A battle not just against the enemy bearing down on you with firepower and manpower, but a battle against the elements. Here on this slope the rain turns dirt into thick mud that clamps around boots, sucking a soldier back and trying to root him in place. It’s gritty, hard to work against, and this soldier has fallen more than once to his knees because of it.Lexxie McKenzie
They Didn't Ask. I Didn't Tell.
When I was five years old, I knew that I desired to be with little girls both emotionally and sexually. I didn't know or understand what homosexuality was, but I knew that I wanted to be with a girl. As I aged into young adolescence, I had a steady boyfriend and attended dances and prom just like any other typical female. Still, I knew I wanted to be with a woman someday.Latousha Young
Ceremony For the Fallen in the Age of COVID-19
2020 hasn’t been kind to the world. For Canadians, the last few weeks has brought some additional twists to add to the impact of the pandemic. On April 19th most of the country woke to the news of a gunman on a twelve hour rampage in rural Nova Scotia. I wrote about that here. The rampage resulted in the deaths of 22 Canadians including an RCMP constable.ShadowsPub
The Army Achievement Medal: What Is It?
I've had a lifelong interest in the United States Army, and especially the ranks and medals one can earn with excellent service to the nation. Our armed serve people earn these medals through their valor and commitment to our country and its ideals, and they wear them proudly wherever in the world they are stationed. The Army Achievement Medal holds a special place in my heart and I wanted to get into some of the details about this medal and history of the United States Army's honors and ribbons in today's article titled The Army Achievement Medal: what is it?Krisna Garcia
Reason First: Why is Sexual Misconduct on the Rise at Military Academies?
The amount of sexual assaults and unwanted advances should be nil around the world. Especially, these ill actions ought to cease on military installations. And an even more focused amount of scrutiny ought to be placed on military academies. With numbers of reports that surpass the double digits for women and a little over two percent in men, these numbers ought to be knocked down and eliminated. But why is this disparity so prevalent? Why do women report more cases of sexual abuse than men? Why are the men either reporting less or experiencing it less altogether? The answer may lie in male-female relations and the fact that women remain a minority amongst their counterparts in training for the United States Armed Forces.Skyler Saunders
Tour in Iraq
I joinined the military again at age 38, I had to go through basic training again because it had just been under 10 years since I was in. I went through the combat medic course which is a lot tougher then a lot of the other MOS s. Because you have to be able to carry a soldier off the battle furies if their hurt.Tonia D Morrissette
"Safeties off, lads." I tilted the assault rifle towards the left and turned the small notch at the rear end. "The building at 12 o' clock is our zero ground. It is the base of all terrorist activities that has been going on. We have orders to shoot on sight. Now, Mark and Ryan, you flank from the left. Me and Connor will bang through the front. Godspeed. Let's move."Subham DasPublished 4 years ago in Serve
How I Became an Army Ranger Sniper
It was a hot summer that year, 110 degrees in the shade. We were doing training exercises in South Carolina. Digging foxholes, setting up our tents, and making sure our battle ready laser tag systems were on. Four battalions getting ready for war for and with each other. I get my foxhole ready, my tent is up, and I'm bored. What's a soldier to do?Casey KellerPublished 4 years ago in Serve