Wheels Up!

WHEN THE PUCKER FACTOR PEAKS!

By Odell Robee We heard the explosion and saw the smoke from our tactical Afghanistan location. It was close, real close. Once again, as a deployed Independent Contractor, you never know when the crap is going to hit the proverbial fan. No matter where you’re deployed, or what unit you’re attached with, you can never…

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PAIDTRIOT: HOW TO BECOME AN INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

By Odell Robbie Well, guys, you’ve thought long and hard about being an independent contractor for a company. Maybe you want to see the world or just earn some extra cash. Contracting companies are hiring, but there are a few things to know before you try and secure the objective. 1. GET THE INTELL: DO…

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Greetings from the front line in the GWOT

By Odell Robee Greetings, I’m currently down range at an undisclosed location. I’m pulling a stint as an independent contractor (IC) to do my part for God, country, and Corps. Some of us out here do it not so much for the money, but we have friends and family still serving.  I told Max, I’d drop a line…

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The Blue House Raid Part II: “Specially selected and handpicked”

By MSG (Ret.) Mad Max Mullen Due to the popularity of the “The Blue House Raid: North Korean Commandos Are Hardcore PT Studs,” I have received numerous requests for more information on the raid, and a follow-up on the story. Many readers have never heard of “The Blue House Raid” and were intrigued by the…

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“True Grit”

By MSG (Ret.) “Mad Max” Mullen March 2008, Fort Wolters, Texas “Operation night Scorpion III” was in full swing, I was leading Golf Company in a pitched seesaw battle against Hotel Company lead by a formable commander COL. Paul Longgear, a highly decorated Special Forces officer of the “Battle of Long Vei” fame Republic of…

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The Blue House Raid Part I: North Korean Commandos Are Hardcore PT Studs

By MSG (Ret.) Mad Max Mullen Fitness for thought… Let’s imagine that you were going to war against the North Korean Army Special Operations Commandos. You would be going up against one of the best-conditioned commando units in the world. The North Korean Army has the largest standing special operations force in the world—it makes…

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