A decade of Duffel Blog
Holy moly, it's our 10th anniversary!
Today marks the 10-year anniversary of Duffel Blog. It seems surreal to even write those words.
When I launched Duffel Blog on March 4, 2012, I thought it would be little more than a creative outlet for me to poke fun at the military life I knew so well after eight years in the Marine Corps. I did not have a grand plan. I just thought it would be a good idea to start a satirical military news website. It became so much more than I could ever imagine.
Standing in the smoke pit as a junior Marine, I can remember laughing with fellow grunts about stupid things we noticed but had little ability to influence: power-tripping first sergeants, the reflective belt policy, and the endless safety briefs before a long weekend. Now with Duffel Blog, service members of all stripes can use satire to mock these military absurdities and also inspire millions of readers to explore deeper issues of national security and challenge the status quo in the Department of Defense.
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