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Modern Tips For Noise Discipline In The Field

Basic soldier skills are lacking in today’s army, just ask anyone who still remembers bayonet drills. As a public service announcement, Duffel Blog surveyed senior NCOs in combat arms fields across the military to identify of some of the…

Point/Counterpoint: Should You Join The Military?

The following is a point/counterpoint article examining whether young people should join the military. The point portion is written by Sherri Nielson, a student at UCLA. The counterpoint, appearing as bold text, is written by Lance Corporal…

Ask A Needlessly Complex Army Flowchart

Dear Needlessly Complex Army Flowchart, I'm moving to Fort Hood with my wife, and I'm concerned about housing. I understand that living in married housing is probably the financially responsible decision, but my wife and I are willing to…

Advice Column: Ask a Deserter

Ask a Deserter is a semi-regular advice column where you can get advice from the very worst of the military.  Here you can get any of your questions about turning into a pathetic coward and ruining your life answered from someone who has…

Ask A Public Affairs Officer (Ep. 2)

Ask a Public Affairs Officer is a semi-regular column highlighting the best and brightest in the public relations field: Military PAO's, who specialize in dodging the tough questions, spinning the worst, and hoping for the best. What do you…

Advice: Ask A Medic (Ep. 1)

Ask A Medic is your semi-regular advice column where you can get advice about all those burning, stinging, tingling questions you are just too damn embarrassed to go to sick call for. The advice of the Doc is not to be used as a replacement…

Ask A Public Affairs Officer (Ep. 1)

Ask a Public Affairs Officer is a semi-regular column highlighting the best and brightest in the public relations field: Military PAO's, who specialize in dodging the tough questions, spinning the worst, and hoping for the best. My fucking…