How An Imperial Officer Evaluates Stormtrooper Performance
Simulations and garrison duty degrade combat performance.
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.
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.
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.
Joining the Military
‘Enlisted Military’ Named Most Stressful Job In The World
Being enlisted in the military is stressful as f*ck.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.