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The Navy just redesignated a civilian support ship as a warship in case it needs to carry out military operations under the laws of armed conflict while in theater — a decision that will allow for flexibility in emergency situations.

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Just about anyone who’s met a Marine knows the story of World War I’s Battle of Belleau Wood — it’s usually the second thing a jarhead will tell you. (The first is that they’re in the Marine Corps.)

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Photo via HBO.

“The Pacific,” the 2010 award-winning HBO series, followed the men of the 1st Marine Division during the brutal Pacific Campaign of World War II.

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With a little witty repartee over the radio, the Allies first major offensive in the Pacific during World War II came to a close as American forces secured Guadalcanal on Feb. 9, 1943.

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