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We spoke with the Marine from this viral Inauguration Day photo with Lady Gaga
"She genuinely wanted to do well that day, she wanted to sing the national anthem for all Americans."
We salute Portland’s Army Corps of Engineers for trolling the hell out of a bot on Facebook
The Army Corps of Engineers is feeling cute and we're here for it.
We salute the Army crew who named their tank ‘Come And Take It’
Extremely appropriate given that this M1 Abrams is assigned to Task Force Spartan in Kuwait.
These soldiers singing inside the Library of Congress will give you chills
The acoustics inside the iconic library carry the song to new, chilling heights.
The Taliban is obsessed with these white high-top sneakers
Is it the shoes?!
12 military books we’d love to see adapted to movies and TV shows
Matterhorn. About Face. The Last Stand of The Tin Can Sailors... the list goes on.
In other news, the Coast Guard has recovered a stolen tiki hut boat
“Don’t drink and boat!”
We salute these unsung heroes of 2020
The heroic, the badass, and the belligerent.
A bunch of Marines and Ospreys may be appearing in ‘Mission: Impossible’
“Participation in this film will showcase the Marine Corps as a disciplined, professional, ready force."
You can now score your very own ‘The A-Team’ van
I love it when a plan comes together!
This video is a case study in how to combat boredom in the military
Watch two soldiers duke it out while wearing cardboard armor, swords, flails, and shields.
A Space Force member was busted down a rank for bailing on PT to get a PlayStation 5
“Yolo, PS5 > letters of discipline.”
We salute the sailor who walked the flight deck in a Star Wars droid costume
“A couple pilots were getting ready to get launched and they saw me and were like ‘What?’”
Watch US Marines crush South Korean troops in an international military dance-off
There's nothing long with shaking a little booty in the complicated world of international diplomacy.
Liam Neeson plays a Marine vet battling Mexican cartel thugs in new action flick ‘The Marksman’
"I was in the Marine Corps, so I suggest ya'll turn around and adios."
The new Space Force challenge coins look like tokens you’d spend at Chuck E. Cheese
What are these things?
New action flick ‘Nobody’ is what you’d get if Mr. Rogers was secretly John Wick
"I might have, uh, overcorrected."
We salute this Marine tiltrotor squadron for rocking this sweet ‘Endless Summer’ tail art
Surfs up, Marine aviators!
New military drama ‘The Mauritanian’ takes on 9/11, Gitmo, and southern accents
So, yeah, we'll see how this goes.
11 essential pieces of gear for the War on Christmas
The ultimate struggle for the soul of America is upon us. Be prepared
We salute the airmen who went full Ricky Bobby on the flight line in Saudi Arabia
"Help me Tom Cruise! Help me Oprah Winfrey!"
Here’s why the military got absolutely wrecked by zombies in ’28 Weeks Later’
It excels in one area: Showing you what not to do in the event of a zombie attack.
11 of the best military books we read this year
Here's a brief list of some of the best military books we read here at Task & Purpose in the last year
Pentagon pours cold water on summit with New England Patriots coach over Armenian conflict
New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick had said he really hoped the U.S. military would intervene in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
We salute this Army marksman for slicing a playing card in half with his service pistol
The Army Marksmanship Unit is, by name and reputation, a nexus of certified badasses in the ranks of the U.S. Army