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The Battle of the Bulge hero who saved his entire battalion
December 16 marks the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. This is the story of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Francis S. Currey, whose actions helped save the flank of his entire battalion from advancing German soldiers at Malmedy
Combat engineers: Destroying things and building them back up again
Combat engineers: Destroying things then building them back up
We went deer hunting in Texas with our friend Crispy
I told him how I got badly burnt and he said "nah man you're Crispy"
Flask & Purpose: How to take a 10-day leave, according to this hilarious 1950s training video
Don't get into any shenanigans during your 10-day leave
Video: the M1 Abrams’ new upgrades will blow you away
A system that intercepts enemy rockets and a brand-new munition? Tank you very much
Video: Meet one of contenders for the Army’s Next Generation Squad Weapon
We spoke to the people at General Dynamics to get some details on their bid to replace the Army's M4 carbine and M249 SAW with a 6.8mm rifle that fires polymer-cased ammo
Flask & Purpose: That time General MacArthur roasted the president
Flask & Purpose discusses great Generals and the speeches they gave upon leaving.
The .50 cal Barrett sniper rifle’s strange origin story
Not many people know the creator of the .50 cal sniper rifle was originally a professional photographer who was inspired while taking photos of Ma Deuce'
‘Veteran Only’ parking spots don’t go far enough
As a veteran I'm not capable of parking my car in a normal spot like everyone else.
FN-SCAR: Is it worth it?
The SCAR rifle is loved by special ops. But it's still not going to replace the M4 for everyone.
Every guy with a mustache in your platoon
Sir, I mustache you a question! Haha no, but seriously I lost the crypto fill.
How Army PsyOps ended the reign of Joseph Kony in Africa
Watch how a psychological operations team helped end the war lord Joseph Kony's reign in Africa where he was kidnapping kids and forcing them to fight as child soldiers. They've been doing inception long before Leonardo DiCaprio made it cool.
HR rep to replace SAW gunners in all special operations units
Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets are in trouble for their misconduct on and off the field. Here's how we solve it.
When vets hear we’re going back to war
Put me in coach!
Past vs. Present: When you come home from ‘The War’
Don't get all nostalgic on me now.
Hot mic from Storm Area 51 protest
Mandatory Fun obtained an exclusive recording off a hot mic on Area 51. Two soldiers discuss why 300,000 Facebook warriors want to storm Area 51.
The M249 SAW: Annoying to carry, fun to shoot
The SAW is the best thing to come out of the 1980's since Alf.
Flask & Purpose: Russian special forces and their insane shooting drills
Flask & Purpose reacts to a crazy Russian Special Forces training drill.
When civilians realize your military training doesn’t help
Hey you were in the military so you're good at stuff right?
Add black bars and beards to your lame military photos with the ‘Operator App’
Do you or a friend have lame military photos? Download the "Operator App" it's like a Snapchat filter that adds black bars and beards to all your boot pics.
Video: the US Army’s upgunned Stryker vs. the Russian BTR-80
Adding a 30 mm auto-cannon to the top of the Army's Stryker combat vehicles might stop the "near-peer" pressure from its Russian counterpart, the BTR-80. Army vet Chris Capelluto was formerly in a Stryker Brigade Combat Team and has some thought on how they match up
Here’s what happens you try turning your civilian dog into a military working dog
Did you know all military dogs outrank their handlers? Lets be honest: most civilian ones do, too.
The M14 refuses to die — and we’re OK with that
The M14 rifle wasn't your daddy's rifle — except it probably was. Task & Purpose's Chris Capelluto explores the M14's evolution from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan.
‘Squad’ is the most realistic tactical shooter on the planet
Developed by Offworld Studios alongside living, breathing military veterans, 'Squad' may be the most realistic shooter on the market
Well, this Air Force 1980s weapons safety video took a very dark turn
Chris and Patrick popped some bourbon and put on their favorite 80's training video. Best comment on why Bill shot Frank wins a t-shirt.