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After Viral Meme, Can Black Rifle Coffee Company Really Hire 10,000 Veterans?
Evan Hafer, founder of Black Rifle Coffee Company, talks to Task & Purpose about Starbucks’ pledge to hire 10,000 refugees andd why he’s vowed to hire 10,000 veterans.
A combat control instructor gives commands to trainees during an early morning water circuit training session Feb. 12, 2015, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Combat controllers are among the most highly trained personnel in the U.S. military. The instructor is assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron, Operating Location-C.
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What Air Force Combat Controllers Go Through To Earn Their Titles
Air Force combat controllers undergo two years of training to become the most highly trained entry-level special operators in the world.
Lt. Jesse Iwuji is a Navy officer and a NASCAR driver.
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Jesse Iwuji Leads A Double Life As A Naval Officer And A NASCAR Driver
Jesse Iwuji is a naval surface warfare officer during the week, but his weekend job is even cooler.
Sgt. 1st Class Paul Ray Smith, posthumous Medal of Honor recipient with B Company, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Platoon Sergeant Who Repelled Dozens Of Iraqi Troops With A .50 Cal
In 2003, Sgt. 1st Class Paul Smith almost single handedly prevented Baghdad International Airport from being overrun.
Concrete ruins of a field house at the site of Camp Hale (10th Mountain Division training facility during World War II) in Eagle County, Colorado. April 28, 2005.
History
10th Mountain Division’s Colorado Birthplace May Get Federal Protection
The division was formed and trained at Camp Hale from 1942-1945. It currently resides at Fort Drum.
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Diana M. Jucutan, field medicine and aerospace medical technician, with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, applies a tourniquet on a simulated casualty at Forward Operating Base Delaram 2, Helmand province, Afghanistan March 31, 2013.
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This Is What Marines Really Think Of Their Corpsmen
Marines definitely have a soft spot for their corpsmen.
Navy SEAL Mark Donald is one of just a few individuals in history who has received both the Navy Cross and Silver Star.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Navy SEAL Medic Saved Men In 2 Ambushes On The Same Day
Lt. Mark Donald risked his life to treat Afghan and American soldiers in an ambush. He then ran to another ambush nearby to rescue more men.
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Meet The Marine Veteran Whose Heartfelt Plea To Flag-Burners Just Went Viral
Confronted with images of flag-burning protesters, a former combat engineer speaks from the heart, and the internet responds.
James Mattis is sworn in as Defense Secretary by Vice President Mike Pence.
Leadership
Read Mattis’ Rousing Memo To The DoD
After his confirmation, Defense Secretary James Mattis wrote a memo to his new department.
JAN 21, 2017 : Thousands march down the mall in DC while the US Capital sits in the background with signs held high during the Women's March on Washington the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, DC.
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Veterans Talk About Why They Joined The Women’s March In DC
Task & Purpose interviewed veterans who attended The Women’s March on Washington to find out why they sympathize with the movement’s message.
CJCS speaks at Maine Maritime Academy Commencement
Community
How Female Officers Forced The Navy To Back Down On Uniform Changes
The bucket cover and other items have been saved by an act of Congress, and the Navy won’t easily be able to force future changes.
Members of the Bonus Army sit on the steps of the Capitol.
History
How Veterans Set The Precedent For America’s Greatest Protests
The GI Bill as we know it today got its humble beginning in a 43,000-strong veteran protest that became the first major successful march on Washington, D.C.
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A Veteran’s Complicated Reaction To Chelsea Manning’s Freedom
President Barack Obama’s decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning elicits strong reactions from veterans.
Two U.S. soldiers of C Company, 36th Armored Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division seek shelter behind a M-4 Sherman tank at Geich, near Düren, Germany, on Dec. 11, 1944.
History
The 4th Infantry’s 100 Years Of Warfare Is A History Worth Reading
“To War With The 4th” tells the story of the 4th Infantry Division’s first century of war.