If you’re looking to prepare for Ranger School, physical fitness is essential. Army Ranger Luke Ryan explains what you can expect (and how to excel).
The GI Bill is a fantastic resource for anyone exiting the military. College isn’t for everyone, and veterans are no exception, but it can be an opportunity to expand your mind, gain a useful degree, and it can be an opportunity to reintegrate into civilian life with some government income still dropping in your pocket. […]
There are a million tips and tricks out there to help veterans transitioning out of the military. Most of them are pretty good — “have a plan” is one that comes up a lot, and is debatably the best advice anyone can give. After all, wandering aimlessly through the civilian world will not pay the […]
Every Special Operations group has its own mythos surrounding it. People associate the United States Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment with complex raids, smashing and grabbing Taliban commanders, or seizing airfields under fire. Like any other Special Operations group, this mythos certainly includes a grueling selection process — endless pushups, nights out in the mud and […]
Editor’s Note: Luke Ryan has written other tips for veteran writers that you can find here. It’s no secret that veterans and military-affiliated folks have built their own entire ecosystem on the internet. Like any other corner of the web, it’s simply like-minded people who share history and/or interests. Like almost any other thing on […]
There are a lot of writers in veteran circles — some write stories about their own experiences, others use their military knowledge to create relatable content for their fellow veterans (be it journalism, fiction, poetry, or something else). It’s important that these voices are heard, especially from the men and women who, at one point, […]
The military teaches you a whole host of things — how to endure difficult circumstances, how to lead others, how to work within a huge bureaucracy, and it instills a crazy high level of discipline. It also instills a serious work ethic in a lot of people that makes them more productive than they’ve ever […]