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‘I was one of the lucky ones’ — Marine veterans recall one of the deadliest battles of the Korean War, 69 years later
"I would have bled to death (when I was shot). I had my arteries cut, but the blood froze it. (That's why) I made it off the hill"
The worst submarine disaster in US history is finally getting a memorial at Arlington National Cemetery
Judy Douglas' brother was one of 129 men who died when the USS Thresher sank in 1963. "Long time coming," Douglas said of the memorial. "I mean it's going to be quite an experience."
‘Everybody’s overworked’ — string of Navy suicides raises concerns over sailor stress and toxic leadership
Navy officials say there's no apparent connection between three suicides in one week aboard the USS George H.W. Bush, but others argue there is a connection — their command
A stray bullet cost a Philly rugby star his Army dreams. Then the brass read his story
After a grueling fight to get his strength back and return to the rugby pitch, Nasair Boston-Epps was rejected when he tried to join the Army. But that didn't stop him from pursuing his dream
We salute the foul-mouthed Navy vet remembered as ‘the most inappropriate guy with the biggest heart’
Per his final demands, Joe Heller was laid in his casket Thursday in a T-shirt featuring the Disney dwarf Grumpy and the middle finger of his right hand extended
‘I used to be your angel and now, you’re mine’ — the 9-year-old daughter of a fallen Green Beret eulogizes her dad at his funeral
The 9-year-old daughter of a Green Beret killed in combat in Afghanistan read a touching letter to her father during a memorial service in Massachusetts on Tuesday
We salute the 87-year-old West Point grad who can still smoke plebes on long ruck marches
"I come back to March Back every year because I love to run."
This Marine Corps sniper nailed a target nearly 8,000 feet away. Here’s how he took one of the toughest shots of his life
Staff Sgt. Hunter Bernius, a veteran Marine Corps scout sniper who runs an advanced urban sniper training course, walks through his most technically difficult shot — he fired a bullet into a target roughly 2.3 kilometers (1.4 miles) away with a .50 caliber sniper rifle
Ranger vet and online entertainer Mat Best on his sincerely sarcastic memoir: ‘Thank You For My Service’
Task & Purpose took a few minutes to chat with Ranger veteran, entrepreneur and online entertainer Mat Best about his upcoming memoir "Thank You For My Service."
Green Beret veteran killed in Ohio motorcycle crash
Ronald S. Boyd, 59, crashed Wednesday a couple blocks south of Ohio 129 when his motorcycle struck the back of an SUV
This Navy captain fled Iran as a child. Now he’s preparing to return at the helm of an aircraft carrier
His journey from Tehran to enlisted sailor to an officer in command of the ultimate symbol of American seapower is a story that he believes serves as a testament to the opportunities the United States provides
An FBI agent had a surprise guest at his retirement ceremony: a Marine he rescued as a baby 22 years ago
"I wouldn't be a Marine. My family wouldn't be the same," Cpl. Stewart Rembert said before meeting the FBI agent who saved his life 22 years ago.
The son of a fighter pilot killed in the Vietnam War flew his father’s remains home after more than 50 years
Col. Roy Knight's remains were returned to the same airport where his 5-year-old son waved goodbye to him decades ago. On Thursday, his son flew his father home
The mother of former Defense Secretary James Mattis has died
Lucille Mattis, of Richland, Washington State, was 97
Meet the first female Marine assigned to fly the F-35C
1st Lt. Catherine Stark earned her wings Friday at a ceremony in Kingsville, Texas, and in doing so became the first female Marine to be assigned to the U.S. Navy's F-35C fleet replacement squadron
This Army master sergeant is the last living witness to Nazi Germany’s surrender
East Aurora, New York native and World War II veteran Luciano "Louis" C. Graziano is believed to be the last living eyewitness to the formal surrender of Germany at the "Little Red Schoolhouse" in Reims, France
Meet the hero soldier who saved children’s lives during the El Paso Walmart shooting
At first, Army Pfc. Glendon Oakley Jr. was completely unaware of the chaos unfolding just around the corner. Then he pulled his gun
‘I do not call it a tragedy, I call it a glory’ — A paratrooper killed in Afghanistan left behind a powerful message a year before his death
Before his graduation from Bryan High School in 2018, Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer — the 20-year-old soldier who was killed in an apparent insider attack in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province on July 29 — laid out his sense of duty to country in his senior yearbook quote in response to the question "Who Am I?'
The US Postal Service is honoring military working dogs with new ‘forever’ stamp
"Brave and loyal military working dogs are essential members of America's armed forces. Courageous canines have aided U.S. soldiers in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars"
Army makes Make-a-Wish recipient an honorary ‘Tropic Lightning’ soldier
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‘They answered our nation’s call’ — Fort Bragg paratroopers killed in Afghanistan remembered as selfless, courageous
Spc. Michael Nance, 24, of Chicago, and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio, were killed by small arms fire in Afghanistan on July 29, 2019
Here’s why the Marine Corps is losing experienced pilots — and what it can do to fix it
If this exodus is not effectively addressed, our ability to fight from the air could be critically compromised in a way that will take decades from which to recover
A soldier’s wife went to her Army chaplain after a rabbi sent her explicit messages. She says he harassed her instead
An Army investigation obtained by The Seattle Times found that Army Chaplain Capt. Michael Harari shared an Army spouse's allegations of sexual harassment with the accused before working in parallel to "harass and attempt to intimidate and ostracize [the couple] from the civilian communities surrounding JBLM [Joint Base Lewis-McChord]"
Air Force lieutenant colonel dies while hiking in Colorado
The search for a Schriever Air Force Base officer missing for two days after climbing two 14ers ended Saturday when a rescue helicopter spotted the body of Lt. Col. Dan Wallick
‘In every uniform is a human being’ — an Air Force vet is on a mission to take portraits of 7,500 veterans in all 50 states
By Veterans' Day this November, former combat photographer Stacy Pearsall will have traveled to all 50 states, snapping stark black-and-white portraits of more than 7,500 military veterans