Get Task & Purpose in your inbox
No, US service members aren't hauling beer as part of their Hurricane Dorian relief mission
Hurricane relief work may be thirsty work, but the men and women of the United States's uniformed services aren't hauling beer alongside disaster assistance.
Last week, the Coast Guard and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol deployed six MH-60 Jayhawk and two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters to airlift nearly 300 residents to safety as part of the U.S. military's assistance to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
The joint effort was focused on "life-saving and life-sustaining operations" in the immediate aftermath of Dorian, as one CBP official put it. But according to one eagle-eyed observer watching the news coverage at home, it also included at least one conspicuous-looking case of "essential supplies":
Don't worry, though: According to the Coast Guard, that's just water. No, not Coors Light ... actual water.
"It is not beer," Petty Officer Hunter Medley, a spokesman for the Coast Guard's 7th District, told Task & Purpose. "MillerCoors sends/donates cans of water for relief efforts during hurricane and disaster responses."
It's true! On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that MillerCoors will donate 50,000 12-ounce cans of water to hurricane victims in the Bahamas in coordination with the Florida Beverage Association.
MillerCoors had previously donated 200,000 cans of water in September 2018 to disaster-relief organizations in the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. In 2017, the company donated 50,000 cans to communities hit by Hurricane Harvey.
MillerCoors and officials from CBP's 7th District did not respond to requests for comment. You can leave your "Coors-is-basically-water" jokes in the comment section below.
It has been a deadly year for Green Berets, with every active-duty Special Forces Group losing a valued soldier in Afghanistan or Syria.
A total of 12 members of the Army special operations forces community have died in 2019, according to U.S. Army Special Operations Command. All but one of those soldiers were killed in combat.
In Afghanistan, Army special operators account for 10 of the 17 U.S. troops killed so far this year. Eight of the fallen were Green Berets. Of the other two soldiers, one was attached to the 10th Special Forces Group and the other was a Ranger.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Documents from the Pentagon show that "far more taxpayer funds" were spent by the U.S. military on overnight stays at a Trump resort in Scotland than previously known, two Democratic lawmakers said on Wednesday, as they demanded more evidence from the Defense Department as part of their investigation.
In a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the heads of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee and one of it subcommittees said that while initial reports indicated that only one U.S. military crew had stayed at President Donald Trump's Turnberry resort southeast of Glasgow, the Pentagon had now turned over data indicating "more than three dozen separate stays" since Trump moved into the White House.
QUANTICO, Va. -- Marines who spend much of their day lifting hefty ammunition or moving pallets full of gear could soon get a helping hand.
The Marine Corps is close to signing a deal to test an exoskeleton prototype that can help a single person move as much as several leathernecks combined.
The Air Force is working on a ‘flying car’ to replace the V-22 Osprey — and it could take flight sooner than you think
'Agility Prime' sounds like a revolutionary new video streaming service, or a parkour-themed workout regimen, or Transformers-inspired niche porno venture.
But no, it's the name of the Air Force's nascent effort to replace the V-22 Osprey with a militarized flying car — and it's set to take off sooner than you think.
Task & Purpose is looking for a dynamic social media editor to join our team.
Our ideal candidate is an enthusiastic self-starter who can handle a variety of tasks without breaking a sweat. He or she will own our brand's social coverage while working full-time alongside our team of journalists and video producers, posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (feed, stories, and IGTV), YouTube, and elsewhere.