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.
Air Force Sergeant Overcomes 100% Disability Rating To Return To Full Duty
Del Toro, a combat controller, was nearly killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb.
A Year In, SEALs Still Haven’t Seen Any Female Applicants
It’s been a little over 12 months since the Department of Defense said women could apply for special operations training programs.
Why The Marine Corps Is Taking A Break From ‘The Few, The Proud’
The Marine Corps is temporarily dropping its iconic slogan in favor of a new ad campaign.
For 25 Years, This Marine Kept A Dark Secret That Involved A Famous Disney Cartoon
The voice of Disney’s Bambi was actually a United States Marine who served three tours in Vietnam.
This Animation Tells The True Story Of A Soldier Who Was Lynched For Being Black In 1898
This animated short film tells the tragic story of a black soldier who was lynched in 1898, after recently returning home.
This Muslim Marine Vet Wants To Change The Way Americans Think About Islam
How a Marine Corps veteran has started a national dialogue with one simple statement: “I’m a Muslim and a Marine. Ask anything.”
The US Army Had Big Plans For Dealing With Riots In The 1960s
Manuals provided to Task & Purpose under a Freedom of Information Act request show how the Army planned to counter civil disturbances during the Cold War.
A Silver Star-Recipient Talks About Returning To The Middle East To Write About War
The acclaimed author of “Green on Blue” spoke with Task & Purpose about his new novel, the Syrian refugee crisis, and what draws people back to war.
What’s Really Inside The Gold Ball On Top Of Military Flagpoles?
The finial ball is full of military myth.
UNSUNG HEROES: This Airman Dove Into A River To Recover 2 Men While Under Fire
This airman broke cover, charged across open ground, and blew up an enemy fighting position days after diving into a river under fire to try to rescue two soldiers.
The Music That Defined The Post-9/11 Generation Of Veterans
Every vet has that one song that reminds them of the best and worst moments of their life.