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Scott Beauchamp

Scott Beauchamp is a former 11B who deployed to Iraq twice. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and The Washington Post, among other places. He lives in Maine.

Recent articles from Scott Beauchamp

U.S. Army Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division Band perform during a Jan. 17, 2013 Deputy Commanding General flying V Ceremony at the Historic Palm Circle on Fort Shafter, Honolulu, Hawaii.
News
Why We Shouldn’t Cut Military Bands From The Budget
Instead of thinking about budget cuts for military band, it would be more constructive to think of making them more efficient at what they do.
A row of different types of running shoes is displayed at the Gait Analysis Clinic at Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, S.C.
News
Why The Military Should Be Running In American Shoes
Congress could soon require running shoes worn by troops be exclusively made in America.
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Entertainment
This New Crime Novel Nails The Relationship Between Military Dogs And Their Handlers
While “War Hawk” is first a crime thriller, it perfectly captures the complex relationship between military war dogs and their handlers.
U.S. Army Reserve drill sergeants with the 108th Training Command (IET) stand at attention during the presentation of the colors before a change of command ceremony at Fort Jackson, S.C., June 13, 2015.
News
Why Drill Sergeants Should Stay With Soldiers Beyond Basic Training
It’s time to bring the drill sergeants back to advanced individual training.
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Health & Fitness
Why Hasn’t The Government Learned Anything From The Agent Orange Health Crisis?
The defoliant provides a case study in how not to deal with the unintended health consequences of war.
A screen shot from the Army's newest training game, the ELITE-SHARP Command Team Trainer. The new game will debut on the Army's MILGAMING website, April 1, 2016.
News
In The Army, Sexual Harassment Training Is Now Literally A Game
A new virtual training program is meant to leaders navigate complicated counseling issues, but will it be effective?
Col. Matthew G. St. Clair, the commanding officer of the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, addresses Marines after an award ceremony, Aug. 19, 2014.
News
Women Should Burn Their Draft Cards
There’s no place on the modern battlefield for the Selective Service agency.
Senior Airman Frances Gavalis, 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron equipment manager, tosses unserviceable uniform items into a burn pit.
News
When It Comes to Burn Pits, Veterans Might Be On Their Own
As Congress defunds research into the health effects of burn pits, veterans are forced to be their own advocates.
Bryan Box, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, is now a biological sciences major at the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Education
Veterans Aren’t The Only People Who Deserve Affordable Education
Criticizing civilians for not obtaining a free college education through the military misses the point of public service.
A-10 Warthog
Gear & Tech
An Infantryman’s Defense Of The A-10
The A-10 Warthog is battle tested and soldier approved, this infantryman says.
Aiden Robillard smiles in the arms of his father, Staff Sgt. Tim Robillard, Jan. 12, 2014.
News
What DoD’s New Family-Friendly Policies Mean For The Future Of The Military
The Pentagon is trying to rebrand the military as “the nation’s most progressive employer.”