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Duffel Blog was founded by Paul Szoldra. Marine infantryman, Szoldra created what he originally called The Duffel Blog as a coque samsung galaxy s5 s6 s7 s8 s9 s10 s10e edge plus bts bangtan boys jimin heart sign side coque iphone xr lakers project in 2012 while working on a startup meant to help transitioning service members in their college search.

Paul Szoldra is the founder and editor in chief of Duffel Blog. After receiving an honorable discharge from the Marine Corps as a sergeant in coque iphone xr fermer rabatable 2010, he made writing his full time career, juggling his role as editor in chief of Duffel Blog with more serious journalistic writing flash superhero x3648 coque samsung galaxy s7 pursuits, to include stints with Business Insider and We coque iphone 11 motif 823iphone112117 Are The Mighty. He lives in Orange County, California.

His military deployments include a six month rotation to Okinawa, Japan and ship service while attached to the coque transparente antichoc iphone xr 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) with 81s Platoon, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 3/3 in 2003. He deployed to eastern Afghanistan with 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment for seven months from 2004 to 2005.

Szoldra’s military awards include the Navy coque iphone xr belgique and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Korean Defense star wars iphone wallpaper 85fu4 Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. Frustrated with other satire publications and their lack of military knowledge, Szoldra began writing stories specifically for a military audience that were authentic and showcased the unique sense of humor of men and women in uniform.

After receiving positive feedback on Duffel Blog, it was separated from the transition website and hosted on its own domain on March 4, 2012.

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Although all Duffel Blog content was coque coque iphone 11 pro max carson wentz magazine american football effet marbre iphone xs crafted solely by Szoldra in the beginning, it wasn’t long before he was hearing from veterans who wanted to write their own military satire. Presently, Duffel Blog content is produced by a highly talented pool of more than 100 part time contributors, which run the gamut of enlisted, officer, and every branch of service.

Has Duffel Blog ever fooled anyone

Yes. Duffel Blog is frequently taken seriously despite its satirical nature. Perhaps the most noteworthy example happened in 2013, when Sen. Mitch McConnell (R Ky.) wrote a letter to the Pentagon asking for more information on a Duffel Blog article that reported GI Bill benefits would be offered to prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. The letter made national news. Jim Moran (D Va.) (prompting an official statement in response), and frequent cases that have appeared on the fact checking website Snopes.

What does the Pentagon think of Duffel Blog

We like to think the top leadership at the Pentagon enjoys Duffel Blog, despite a number of public affairs officials complaining over the years after they’ve received angry calls that can be traced back to this site.

Duffel Blog counts Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as one of its fans. In coque iphone 8 plus cora 7032antenpascher5285 an interview with CBS News in 2013, Mattis said, “they’ve made a lot of fun of me and I’ve enjoyed every bit of it,” adding, “It’s good that these young iphone xr coques men are poking a little bit of fun at usI enjoy the feedback actually.”

In another interview with The Washington Post in 2013, he said, “Duffel Blog is a beautifully crafted response to an increasingly stuffy environment in today’s America. Duffel Blog reminds us of much of what we in the military fight for the freedom to think our own way and to laugh about the absurdities without being mean spirited.”

Pentagon spokesman George Little also praised Duffel Blog in 2013, telling The Washington Post that “it helps put many things in healthy perspective, even when it’s a little over the top or overly satirical. In the very serious world we live in at the universe wallpaper 100hy3 Pentagon, a bit of levity can actually help advance the mission.” He also urged military public affairs professionals to read the site in a speech he gave at Fort Meade.

Duffel its a funny squeaky sound t shirt coque iphone 11 Blog frequently gets positive feedback from military service members, veterans, and civilian national security professionals.

Who else has praised Duffel Blog

Duffel Blog has been delighted to receive compliments from outside of the military community. Here are some examples:

“Some of what it turns out just might be the best my hero academia wallpaper 59bv0 military satire since Joseph Heller wrote Catch 22.” David Martin, CBS News’ basketball is always a good idea coque iphone 11 national security correspondent

“The site reminds me of The Onion in its early days. They’re clearly having fun doing it, which is part of what makes it successful.” Scott Dikkers, founding editor of The Onion

“[Duffel Blog is] a must read for national security coque iphone xs a pois nerds and anyone who enjoys humor, really it provides pitch perfect military parody online.” Spencer Ackerman, national security reporter for The Daily Beast..