Service First Story 004: As A Team

Service First Story 004: As A Team

A Fire Department responds to a fire every 23 seconds in the United States. It takes a lot of training, hard work, and courage to do so. Firefighters are pillars of our communities, and our way of life, and over a million firefighters in America…
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Rucking the Grand Canyon

Rucking the Grand Canyon

If we couldn’t make this trip happen, then why in the hell did we fight in the first place? Though almost everything in our lives has changed since we took off the military uniform, our reasons for fighting will always remain the same - our…
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Service First Story 003: A Dog Named Leia

Service First Story 003: A Dog Named Leia

Veteran transition issues are a big deal these days. We hear about PTSD and TBI and the effects of war. It’s easy to imagine how some might wonder if all Veterans are damaged goods, or broken, or whether we can recover in the civilian world. T…
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Special Forces Lessons Learned

Special Forces Lessons Learned

At GORUCK, we are firmly committed to two things: Rucking and the Special Forces Way of Life. Every single thing we do must be viewed through those two lenses. You’ve heard a lot from us on Rucking (and you’ll continue to), so I’d like to take a f…
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Service Action in Spokane, WA

Service Action in Spokane, WA

I didn’t expect it to go like this. 5 months ago, we instituted a new initiative where every GORUCK Challenge class organized a “Service Action” - something that made their community a little better. GORUCK Nation has spearheaded gravestone cleani…
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Service First Story 002: SWAT

Service First Story 002: SWAT

The connection between law enforcement and the military is a strong one, grounded in service before self and a commitment to the values we hold dear in the United States of America.   Those who choose this life, to protect and serv…
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Service First Story 001: Stop The Bleeding

Service First Story 001: Stop The Bleeding

Trauma medicine - how a first responder should treat someone hurt or injured - has evolved rapidly based on lessons learned in the post-9/11 wars. One example is that yes you should use a tourniquet sooner - it stops the bleeding to save a life. But…
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Kit Bags Explained

Kit Bags Explained

Just imagine you’re a new recruit with an Army green duffel bag full of stuff they made you buy to start Basic Training. You show up in your bus, and you’re immediately greeted by a shark attack of Drill Sergeants. “Get off my bus," they scr…
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Remembering Our Roots & the Original Go-Ruck

Remembering Our Roots & the Original Go-Ruck

My “go-bag” in Iraq was more the size of a GR2 than a GR1. It was big, heavy, and full of lots of stuff I would need if our vehicle got disabled and we needed to fight for our lives. When I moved to Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, I took that inspirat…
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