Sarah Sicard

Sarah Sicard is a staff writer with Task & Purpose. After attending Hofstra University in 2014 and earning degrees in journalism and political science, she spent time as a defense reporter, covering technology and procurement. Before joining Task & Purpose, she worked for a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. She comes from three generations of service members in both the Army and the Navy.

Recent articles from Sarah Sicard

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Gear & Tech
This Hoverbike Is The Stuff Star Wars Fans Dream Of
Soon, you can grab your ewok and ride off into the sunset.
Recruits of Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, eat a hot meal May 21, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C.
Does The Military Really Use Saltpeter To Kill Troops’ Libidos?
The rumors about potassium nitrate have long circulated across the services.
4 Ways To Manage Millennials In The Military
A retired special operations Air Force colonel explains how to get through to millennials in the military.
President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, left, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, where he announced that McMaster will be the new national security adviser.
5 Powerful Lessons That Gen McMaster Brings To The White House
Here are five quotes that express the leadership and insight Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster brings to the White House.
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A VA Twitter Account Went Rogue And Then Disappeared Over The Weekend
The VA Twitter account sent some off-message tweets over the weekend before vanishing completely.
Lt. Col. John Hawbaker, commander of the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, issues the oath of reenlistment to Sgt. Patrick R. Bedford, an infantryman, after his three-year reenlistment at Qayyarah West, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2017.
Joining the Military
The Army Will Now Offer Cash Bonuses And 2-Year Contracts
The drawdown is being reversed, and now the Army needs to enlist 6,000 more troops.
SEATTLE, Wash. (Oct. 17 )--The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cowslip (WLB-277 ) creatively show their  "good spirits" by shaving their heads for the oldest buoy tender in the Coast Guard fleetl. The Cowslip is due to be decommissioned in 2002.
Health & Fitness
Balding? You Can Thank Your Mom For That
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have linked your balding to genes found on the X chromosome.
Mercedes Carrera is casting veterans for a new adult website.
This Patriotic Porn Star Is Casting Veterans For A New Project
Mercedes Carrera’s latest film will feature an all-veteran cast.
A Taco Bell in Las Vegas is getting a wedding chapel.
Now You Can Have The Taco Bell Wedding Of Your Dreams
And it’ll only cost you $600. Talk about a steal.
This caregiver-turned VA activist had a chance to meet with President Trump on issues veterans face receiving health care.
Trump Looked To This Army Wife For Advice On Fixing The VA
This caregiver-turned VA activist had a chance to meet with President Trump on issues veterans face receiving health care.
National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Gen. Raymond A. "Tony" Thomas, U.S. Special Operations Command Commander, at MacDill, AFB, FL, Feb. 6, 2017.
How Flynn Became The Shortest Serving National Security Advisor Ever
The retired Army lieutenant general who once had President Donald Trump’s ear has fallen from grace.
Daniel Barrera, on the right, was arrest three times in one week.
Once A Promising UFC Fighter, This Air Force Vet Can’t Stop Getting Arrested
Daniel Barrera, an Air Force vet who became a UFC fighter, made threats against the life of a fellow fighter.
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Family & Relationships
4 Simple Ways To Avoid Screwing Up Valentine’s Day…For Once
Here’s some blunt advice for everyone in a relationship on Feb. 14.