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The bitter debate over the Army’s fleece jacket is finally settled
I don't want to hear one more word about it.
Who are the ‘Island Boys’ and why do US troops keep paying them for military shoutout videos?
"Shout-out to the free world"
What the daily schedule of a National Guard substitute teacher probably looks like
Allow me to orientate you to this algebra equation on this here blackboard.
‘Sidewalk,’ ‘Terminally Stupid,’ and ‘Meatloaf’ — How military pilots get their call signs
“Most are based on the pilot screwing something up.'
A Marine was asked ‘how many people have you killed?’ His response was perfect
Fun times to be found on Hinge
Here are your good, bad, and painful stories about military dentists
Our cup runneth over with tales that will make you want to brush your teeth three times a day.
Watch a former Army Ranger go to lifestyle bootcamp on the latest season of ‘Queer Eye’
“I’ve gotta learn to love myself.”
Tell us your good, bad, and horribly painful stories about military dental procedures
'I'm sure the sadistic bastard still has that tooth as a trophy on a shelf somewhere.'
The legend of ‘wall-to-wall counseling,’ the infamous military regulation that never existed
“This is not PC.”
‘Jingle Bells’ was the first song performed in space because 2 military pilots pranked NASA
In space, everyone can hear your Christmas carols
This Space Force birthday cake is bleak and empty, much like space itself
It is a very sad cake.
New ‘South Park’ special nails the widely-ridiculed Space Force uniform
So, that happened.
Soldiers re-enlisting in front of a massive explosion is one of the military’s best photos of 2021
I love the smell of reenlistment in the morning.
Everyone should be jealous of this Air Force pilot skateboarding down the flight line
“I’m not even mad, that’s a flex."
10 books for Marines who want to learn how to read good
Think of it as a supplement to the Commandant’s Professional Reading list, only Marines may actually want to read these items.
Video captures ‘oh sh-t’ moment of Army paratrooper’s reserve parachute opening at last possible second
Max pucker factor.
You can actually buy MRE toilet paper, but why the hell would you?
If it was between MRE toilet paper and sandpaper, I’d strongly consider using sandpaper. At least it won’t rip.
Disney challenge coins are real. Here’s the story behind them
Turns out that Disney challenge coins are, in fact, a real thing.
The best Nerf guns your squad needs to dominate the playground
It’s natural to want one’s squad outfitted in the latest and greatest in low-impact fun-guns.
An Air Force tech sergeant just got married in the back of a C-17 cargo jet
The Moose and matrimony are a match made in heaven.
The untold story of the dapper Marine who became the Greatest Generation’s ‘distracted boyfriend’ meme
The photo shows then-Staff Sgt. Louis A. Capozzoli, and he is not on his way to steal your girl.
13 essential pieces of gear for the War on Christmas
The war for the soul of America is upon us. Dress accordingly.
The best military books we read this year
Here’s a brief list of some of the best books we read here at Task & Purpose in the last year.