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PTSD nearly killed him. Now this former Marine is using it to help other veterans
Bobby Grey's a former Marine, 2003 to 2007 — a mission that has given him great pride and great anguish. Twelve years later — anguish or not — he still loves the Corps to the core. Semper Fi — always faithful. But he acknowledges, though, that that's where the scars originated.
Gary Sinise flew 1,700 Gold Star family members to Disney World for an early Christmas vacation
On Dec. 7, the Gary Sinise foundation partnered with American Airlines to fly more than 1,700 Gold Star family members across the country to Orlando, Florida, for a five-day Christmas vacation to Disney World.
A Tuskegee Airman celebrates his 100th birthday with one more flight
Retired Air Force Col. Charles McGee served as co-pilot on one of two flights out of Dover Air Force Base done especially for his birthday
‘We never would have won World War II if we had this kind of division’ — A Pearl Harbor vet calls on Americans to unite around today’s military
Harry L. Chandler knows he's among the last of a vanishing breed. His fellow members of Massachusetts' Pearl Harbor Attack...
The US Postal Service’s new ‘Healing PTSD’ stamp will raise money for veterans
The United States Postal Service has just issued a "Healing PTSD" semipostal stamp that will raise money to be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the National Center for PTSD
The good, the bad, and the ugly of celebrating Thanksgiving while deployed
Good, bad, or ugly, one thing is for sure - Spending Thanksgiving downrange is a memorable experience.
Nine years after losing both legs in Afghanistan, he’s found purpose in family, friends and inspiring others
Over the last nine years, Joey Jones has worn many hats, but none more prominent than the one he wears while working for multiple nonprofit organizations that help veterans and their families
Your best (and worst) jokes about SOCOM’s new ‘third arm’ exoskeleton
Earlier this week, I reported that U.S. Special Operations Command was working on an articulated, gyrostabilized "third arm" to help enhance operator's accuracy downrange. Naturally, Task & Purpose readers responded with a barrage of dick jokes.
A Marine vet donated his uniform so a hit-and-run victim can be buried in it
Marine Corps veterans Samuel Jackson and Richard Dunn never met, but one Marine uniform will connect them forever
Want to support veterans? 4 tips for finding charities that don’t suck
Many Americans donate to charities that help military veterans as a way to honor them for their service to the country. It can, however, be daunting to choose from the more than 8,000 such groups operating nationwide
Vietnam veterans need photos of about 400 more fallen service members to complete their virtual memorial
"Knowing and seeing the face behind the name...really helps give you a better picture of the person."
An Illinois city is mulling building tiny houses for homeless veterans
The fully-furnished houses are 14x30 feet and cost about $34,000, which is funded through donations, volunteer work and fundraising efforts
46 Medal of Honor recipients came together for a hockey game, and this badass photo was the result
When 46 living Medal of Honor recipients descended upon the ice for a puck drop at a recent hockey game, we're guessing it probably felt a million bald eagles screaming "America!" all at once
Hundreds of veterans gathered at a dying Florida vet’s bedside to thank him for his service
Gunnery Sergeant John Guglielmino has died after suffering from a stroke. He was 69 years old
‘She’s well worth it’ — Third-generation sailor pinned by Navy vet father and grandfather
"They are the two people who taught me everything I needed to know about the Navy."
The most requested video game among US service members and vets isn’t what you’d expect
Hint: It ain't 'Call of Duty'
75 years later, a Navy vet learns the name of the XO who saved his life on D-Day
"I had the feeling God kept me alive for some reason and maybe this is it ... As a seaman, having the executive officer's daughter getting in touch with me 75 years later, it's unbelievable."
Military retirees and disabled veterans are getting a pay bump in 2020. Here’s what you should know
Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees and social security recipients will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly checks for 2020
Service members and vets can now download dozens of video games for free — and no, you don’t need to reenlist to get them
Love video games but hate paying for them? If you're a U.S. service member, a veteran, or a family member of one, then a new program has just the thing for you
An Army veteran’s family is seeking a proper home for the Nazi flag he brought home from WWII
Pfc. Domingo Urioste Sr. was part of the wave of U.S. soldiers who landed at Utah Beach in the invasion of Normandy
The Air Force is struggling to find homes for retired military working dogs. Here’s how you can help
While young puppies rejected by the military for various reasons typically are snapped up right away, the Air Force has been struggling recently to find forever homes for older dogs
‘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."
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