Coast Guard cutter Polar Star crew members on the ice about 13 miles from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, January 26, 2018. (U.S. Coast Guard/Fireman John Pelzel0

During its return from an annual supply run to the McMurdo research station in Antarctica, the U.S. Coast Guard's only heavy icebreaker, the Polar Star, had a fire break out inside its incinerator room as it sailed about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Shane T. Manson

Earlier this month a tip landed in the inbox for Task & Purpose's Facebook page claiming that a Marine at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, allegedly set fire to an infantry battalion's headquarters.

"And it was intentional," wrote the tipster. "And it apparently is because of op tempo and being annoyed with their command."

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U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Damon A. Mclean

Editor’s Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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Photo courtesy of Jesse Iwuji

Jesse Iwuji didn’t just pass by. He didn’t rubberneck or gawk. When he saw a family on the side of the road, and their minivan on fire, he immediately lept into action.

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USMC/Sgt. Jennifer J. Pirante

A morning exercise for a 1st Marine Division Amphibious Assault Vehicle crew turned frightening Tuesday morning when their craft burst into flames, sending them scrambling to escape it, Business Insider reported Sep. 13.

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Photo by Myard

Few things say “I’m the master of my domain and I will murder you if you disrespect my domain” like a pile of human skulls at the heart of a crackling fire. Unfortunately, real human skulls are hard to come by unless you’re Ed Gein or Bane from the “Batman” comics, neither of whom are respectable role models for any decent human being. These gruesome faux skulls crafted from gas logs will have to do.

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