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Task & Purpose is a digital news and culture site covering issues that matter to veterans, service members, and the civilians who care about them.

Recent articles from Task & Purpose

Photo composite: Left photo by Alex Brandon (AP) / Right photo by Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory
Trump’s Inauguration: A Tale Of Two Americas
Two Task & Purpose reporters covered Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C. Their experiences couldn’t be more different.
As Trump Takes Oath Of Office, Protestors Fill DC’s Streets
Washington police faced protestors and vandalism just blocks away from where Trump took his oath of office.
Then- Lt. Gen. James Mattis, the commander of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command, speaks to Marines with Marine Wing Support Group 27, May 6, 2007.
Here’s What’s Happening With The Gen Mattis’ Confirmation Hearing
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee at his confirmation hearing to become defense secretary.
Someone Added Blood Splatter To The End Of ‘Home Alone’
“Home Alone” with blood splatter is much less of an innocent Christmas movie, but much more realistic.
Best Of 2016: The Stories From Task & Purpose You’ll Want To Read Again
From Standing Rock to the election, here’s our list of Task & Purpose’s best stories from 2016.
In this Dec. 25, 2016 picture, explosives experts stand next to a WWII  bomb after the successful defusing in Augsburg, Germany.
An Unexploded WWII Bomb Forced 54,000 Germans From Their Homes On Christmas Morning
Around 54,000 people were evacuated from their homes Christmas morning as an unexploded World War II bomb was being defused in a German town.
Veterans rally at Standing Rock on Day 1 of Veterans Stand For Standing Rock muster, Dec. 4, 2016.
US Army Corps Of Engineers Halts Dakota Access Pipeline
Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline has been halted, the Army told Standing Rock tribal leaders on Sunday.
7 Types Of NCOs You Deal With In The Military
Even the best NCOs are subject to criticism, especially from their subordinates.
COMIC: When You Join The Reserves For The ‘Benefits’
And then the military is like, “Just kidding, you don’t get any.”
We Had MRE Thanksgiving, And It Was Disgusting
An Army veteran cooks the world’s most disgusting Thanksgiving dinner.
COMIC: Gen Mattis Meets A Gas Station Attendant
We went about drawing what it must be like to be Mattis interacting with an unsuspecting New Jersey gas station attendant.
We Hosted A Strength Competition Between Recon Marine Rudy Reyes And Some Other Guy
Recon Marine vet Rudy Reyes came by the Task & Purpose office to face one of our own in a rigorous “Man of Steel” competition.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, addresses the 117th annual VFW National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
Dear President-Elect Trump, The Military Community Wants You To Address These Issues
Members of the military community speak out about the most important issues Trump will need to address as president.
This Soldier Spent His Iraq Deployment Behind A Desk, But It Still Changed His Life
In 2010, Conrad Brown deployed to Babil province, Iraq, with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment. This is his story.
My Small Part Of The War On Drugs In 6 Pictures
In 2006, Shawn VanDiver deployed to Central and South America with the USS Thach. This is his story.