Spaceship Earth, the icon of Epcot Center in Disney World in Bay Lake, Florida. (Wikipedia Commons/chensiyuan)

It was the kind of Disney World tour few ever get to see. The less pretty stuff. The bolts, the wires, the control panels — the underbelly of Epcot.

Ninety-four-year-old Stephen Nemeth gazed up as a flashlight shone on the pipes in the American Adventure Pavilion — pipes that he'd help install. His eyes welled up as he thought about the past.

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Some 10,000 deployed service members will be getting an early screening of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

So, here's to hoping there are no blue falcons out there to ruin it for everyone else.

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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman

Disney has released their pricing and discount information for military families for 2018 at both Disney World and Disneyland. According to their official website, both amusement resorts will continue their popular military discount program into next year, offering a variety of promotional theme park tickets.

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Photo via Shades of Green

Taking a vacation on the cheap is tough, no matter who you are, but for military personnel often stuck planning a trip at the last minute (because leave dates weren’t released until two weeks before, naturally) it can break the bank.

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Task & Purpose photo illustration by Matt Battaglia

For 25 years, Donnie Dunagan was a Marine’s Marine. A highly decorated combat veteran who served in Vietnam, Dunagan was promoted 13 times in 21 years and rose from the enlisted ranks before being commissioned as an officer and retiring as a major. He even served as a drill instructor, transforming soft and sappy recruits into hard and mean Marines.

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Image composite by Brian Adam Jones

In the late ‘90s, Disney’s blockbuster “Mulan” was receiving rave reviews. It was the ninth of 10 films Disney produced that decade to resurge its animation studio.

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