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10 Photos Of The Battle Of Marjah From A Marine’s Perspective
In February 2010, then Lance Cpl. James Clark inserted into the Taliban-held city of Marjah with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. This is his story.
David Gerardi
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: This Marine Provided Accurate Sniper And Rocket Fire To Save His Men
Marine Sgt. David Gerardi provided deadly accurate fire against insurgents in Afghanistan while rounds impacted inches from his head.
Fuzzy, an 8-week-old chihuahua puppy gets some love and attention from an airman stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012.
Community
8 Photos Of Deployment Puppies That Will Make Your Day Better
In honor of #NationalPuppyDay, Task & Purpose compiled the best photos of puppies on deployment.
A sample photo showing how to use a canteen pouch as a holster for your camera when wearing your flak.
Gear
Here’s How To Set Up Your Flak Like A Combat Correspondent
For combat correspondents setting up their flak jackets for the first time, here’s what worked for me.
Dr. Gregory Johnson, Tripler Concussion Clinic medical director, has a U.S. Army soldier follow his finger with his eyes during a neurologic exam March 20, 2014, at Tripler Army Medical Center located in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Health & Fitness
What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
Task & Purpose spoke with an expert on traumatic brain injuries about the most common TBIs, their causes, and symptoms.
A pile of Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) lies on the floor at an Armed Force for the Defense of Mozambique (FADM) compound here July 30, 2010.
Humor
A Survival Guide To The Best And Worst MREs
Finding a good MRE shouldn’t be a game of chance. It’s time to start choosing the right ones.
A screenshot of Marine Lance Cpl. John Davis in a video by Terminal Boots.
Entertainment
Watch This Hilarious New Video On 3 Marines’ Life, Liberty, Loss Of Motivation
A new video by Terminal Boots captures that heart-sinking moment when you realize that your block leave is over.
Thomas with his sons and daughter in their one-bedroom hotel room in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Dec. 24. At his request, Thomas’ face has been blurred for the safety of his family still in Iraq.
News
Evicted Days Before Christmas, This Iraqi Translator Was Saved By Those He Served Alongside
After they were evicted, veterans and an advocacy group came to the aid of this Iraqi translator and his family.
Taking it back: Help prevent prescription abuse
News
The Army Doesn’t Consistently Track Meds For PTSD, Report Finds
When it comes to prescription drugs, the Army needs to make some changes in its bookkeeping. It needs to start.
Army Captain (Ret.) Florent Groberg speaks at his Medal of Honor Hall of Heroes induction ceremony at the Pentagon, Nov. 13, 2015.
News
DoD To Review 1,100 Post-9/11 Valor Awards For Possible Upgrades To MOH
More than 1,000 post-9/11 recipients of awards for valor to be reviewed for upgrades to the Medal of Honor.
A Marine Corps crew chief assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 263, monitors the flight line out of the rear of a MV-22B Osprey after completing fast-rope and rappelling training with Marine Special Operations Command, near Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, June 23, 2015.
News
Report: Military Suicide On The Rise
The number of suicides among active and reserve military personnel increased from the same time last year.
(Left to right) U.S. Marines Pvt. Alex Berezansky, Pfc. Ryan Delaca, and Pfc. Blayne Edwards chased down and caught a group of petty thieves at a Westland, Michigan, mall on Dec. 22.
News
These Marines In Their Dress Blues Chased Down 3 Suspected Thieves
Three Marines chased down a group of cellphone thieves at a Detroit mall and they did it in their dress blues.
Mike Fenney, an Army veteran from Ridgewood, center, salutes as local military mothers and veterans lay wreaths in Veterans Memorial Park in Mahwah, N.J., as part of a national program honoring those who have served and continue to do so, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.
News
Vets Who Accept Separation Pay Can’t Receive VA Compensation
Under federal law, until veterans pay back their involuntary separation pay, they can have their VA disability compensation withheld.
Iraqi soldiers plant the national flag over a government building in Ramadi, Iraq on Dec. 21.
News
Iraqi Army Is Finally Gaining Ground Against ISIS In Ramadi
Iraqi forces seized a key government complex in Ramadi, Iraq, gaining ground in the fight against the Islamic State.
Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment test the capabilities of the Legged Squad Support System (LS3), aboard Fort Devens, Ma., Nov. 5, 2013.
Gear
Marine Corps Sends Robotic Mule To The Glue Factory
The Marine Corps’ robotic mule has been scrapped due to noise and impracticality. Sorry Eeyore.
First Phase Basic Underwater Demolition/SEALs  candidates use teamwork to perform physical training exercises with a 600 pound log at Naval Amphibious Base Coronado.
Health & Fitness
A Navy SEAL’s Ultimate Tactical Fitness Workout
Navy SEAL veteran Stew Smith defines tactical fitness and breaks it down into three stages.