Marine Snipers Issued Muskets, Told To ‘Do More With Less’

Quantico, VA — Headquarters Marine Corps announced a decision last week to change the caliber of rifle used by the Scout Sniper community, after service-wide requests were finally noticed for a weapon system capable of longer ranges. The decision was announced by a Pentagon official on Friday, who said, “Following the Marine Corps’ proud tradition…

Marine Band Justifies Existence By Deploying, Stacking Bodies

Eastern Washir, Afghanistan — Following a study finding that the Marine Corps spends $50 million annually on its professional musicians, Colonel Mike Cockburn decided to take action to make sure the money was well spent. “There have been two wars going on, and we’ve got guys playing trumpets for a living,” began Cockburn, while stepping…

A Case of Changing Identity

With the current trend these days to make up random nonsense, and then change one’s identity to it, I’ve decided to give it a try. While some may pretend to be another gender or race, others get more imaginative as they change species altogether. I have decided to take this blue pill to a different…

A Tale of Two Zombies

I used to love zombie fiction. I really, really did, but now I find that the bandwagon riders have boarded the “Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide” and “World War Z” train and ridden it into the dirt. Zombie fiction sucks now, and has lost much of what drew in its original appeal. Two book series have…

Author Review: Stephen England

Man, it’s been a while. I blame the National Guard and deer season.  …but I mostly blame the Guard. Deer season was way too much fun I’ve also been involved with an in-depth writing project, which has taken away my daily time to write for this blog. I’m back with an author review on Stephen…

Reaction to “Range 15”

To say that the writers, producers, actors, and the director of the indie movie “Range 15” know and cater to their audience is like saying that Cormac McCarthy gets a little bit dark. I’ll be honest. Unless you’ve spent time in the military, and specifically in the combat arms side of it, you won’t get…

Review of “Spent Shell Casings;” Iconoclasm With A Gun

As I read Spent Shell Casings: 25 (and 5) Stories,a single thought continues to needle into my mind. I stand, reading and psychotically highlighting key passages, and I think, “Well, that’s it. I can stop writing. David Rose has already said everything I’ve been struggling to put on paper.”I have attempted to write about the…

Special Operations in Narnia: The Mission Brief

After doing my analysis of The Lord of the Rings, I decided to continue my tactical foray through the Inkling authors with another favorite series of mine, “The Chronicles of Narnia.” My favorite of these books happens to be Prince Caspian. As I thought through the plot line, I noticed similarities between the Pevensie children’s…

This Picture Is Worth…

At the Nux4Life website, there is a t-shirt for sale as a fundraiser. You can buy it here. As with any image, there is a story to be told. Why people are standing the way they are, what is in the background, and how did the image come to be. This tale is told as…

Snapshots Of My Father: A Picture Of Strength

To a child, the mother is the safety net of love and comfort. She is the one to whom a young kid runs to make boo-boos go away, and to feel loved and special during trials.To most young boys, the father looms as both the pillar of strength and the bedrock of stability. He is…

Billy The Silly Marine

I think every group of people has one. Whether it’s a committee in an office, a group of construction workers, a ministry team, or in this case, a four-man infantry team, there’s that one guy. He’s simply known as “That Guy.” Who is That Guy? He’s the one about whom you have to say, “Don’t be…