Jose La Torre's first day at the U.S. Army's newest hub was unlike any other he'd experienced.

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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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The window behind Tech. Sgt. Shawn Roberge’s computer at Fairchild Air Force Base reveals a shop arranged with metal fabrication machines and tools he uses to tinker with parts for an old KC-135 Stratotanker.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

A pair of programs currently underway at a Veterans Affairs medical center in Cleveland aim to determine if a low-dose infusion of ketamine — the anesthetic that gained popularity for its street name ‘Special K’ in the 1960s and 70s — can help patients with treatment-resistant depression, and whether the drug can work as an emergency measure to help those at a high risk of suicide.

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U.S. Army/SSG James Avery

I was idly paging through the February issue of the “Marine Corps Gazette,” which focused on military innovation. I wasn’t seeing much until I got to page 53 and saw that question: Why does the Marine Corps not have an opposition force?

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The Department of Veterans Affairs today officially launched a new, searchable Yelp-style ratings website for VA medical centers — a program whose existence was first reported by Task & Purpose last week.

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