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Heartbreak At Air Force Academy After Double Funeral For Cadet And His Father
The father and son were killed when their aircraft was struck by another on New Year’s Eve.
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The Right To Wear Beards And Turbans Is A Victory For More Than Sikhs
The change to grooming standards for religious minorities is a victory for all Americans and will strengthen the armed forces.
LeHew in Kuwait, 2003
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Marine Gunny Whose Incredible Actions Earned Him The Nickname ‘Hero Of Nasiriyah’
When a company of Army soldiers were ambushed in enemy territory, Gunnery Sgt. Justin LeHew helped lead the rescue effort. Then he fought on.
Maria Daume, was born in a Russian prison and brought to Long Island, N.Y., at the age of 4 when she and her twin brother were adopted.
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She Was Born In A Russian Prison And Became A US Marine. The Infantry Is Next
Maria Daume was born in a prison in Siberia, Russia, and now she’s a United States Marine headed to the School of Infantry.
A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle equipped with a mine roller plows through the fine sand of Helmand province, Afghanistan, during a combat logistics patrol conducted by Transportation Support Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, Regional Command (Southwest), July 25, 2013.
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This Collection Of Short Stories Captures The Truth About War Better Than Nonfiction
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran reviews “The Road Ahead” by Adrian Bonenberger and Brian Castner, a collection of Iraq and Afghanistan War short stories.
A photo of U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment on patrol in Kajaki Sofla, Afghanistan.
Community
I Deployed Twice To Helmand, I Can’t Believe Marines Are Going Back
As 300 Marines head to Helmand province, Afghanistan, history seems ready to repeat itself with the same tragic results.
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta delivers remarks to the Center for Strategic and International Studies dinner  and meeting in Washington, D.C., October 4, 2012.
Leadership
Leon Panetta On Why Civilian Control Of The Military Is Important
In an exclusive interview with Task & Purpose, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta explains why it’s important for civilians to maintain control of the military.
Chaplain (Capt.) Timothy Tangen, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing chaplain, holds a bible while preaching during a service Jan. 1, 2016 at the Warrior Chapel, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. During the service, Tangen spoke about the importance of spiritual resilience over the new year.
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A Marine Says Her Religion Exempted Her From Certain Rules. Here’s Why She’s Wrong
Lance Cpl. Monifa Sterling was given a bad conduct discharge. The Supreme Court should decline to overturn it.
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Mike Rowe’s Letter To A Dying Soldier Is The Perfect Message From A Celebrity
In a letter to the mother of an ailing Special Forces veteran, the former host of “Dirty Jobs” reminds us what it means to be an American.
Ensign Sean Barner is presented with the Navy and Marine Corps medal.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The ROTC Student Who Stopped A Rape And Armed Robbery At A Party
Sean Barner’s cool head saved an apartment full of his friends from masked assailants.