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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
Army Marksmanship Unit playing card shot
This U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Service Pistol Team Soldier regularly competes in bullseye competitions that require shooting with one hand. In this video, Staff Sgt. Carl Clegg, a Newberry, South Carolina native, adds a little challenging fun into his training plan
Check out these incredible photos of all four Air Force tactical demo team jets flying in formation
What's better than one Air Force demonstration team? How about all four — at the same time?
The crazy scene in ‘Three Kings’ with C4-laced footballs was more accurate than you might think
Let's talk about that exploding Nerf football...
The Army wants you to test your might in COVID Kombat
Choose your fighter. Will you be: The Dangler? The Nose Breather? The Denier?
Abstract sky penis above Ramstein Air Base evokes early Modernist themes
The image makes up for its lack of anatomical realism with its throbbing impulse to break from traditional modes of representation.
This airman created an outrageously realistic ‘Iron Man’ suit
Meet the active-duty airman who created an unbelievably realistic Iron Man suit all on his own
Drop everything and watch this adorable video of two kids leaving messages for their deployed dad
I am an emotional wreck
The Pentagon’s newest senior leader pick is whining about people being mean to him on Twitter
Scott O’Grady is, by all measures, a man of remarkable resolve — except when it comes to criticism on Twitter, it seems
The forgotten soldiers behind Netflix’s ‘The Liberator’
The men of the 45th Infantry Division fought for each other, as all soldiers do, but they also fought for their country. Not for what it was — with its segregation, its double standards, and its signs in front of businesses saying who could shop or eat or drink there — but for what it could be.
We salute the USS Ronald Reagan for rocking its battle flag on its way back to port
The USS Ronald Reagan returned to its homeport of Yokosuka, Japan over the weekend after a six-month deployment to the Indo-Pacific — and it did so with flying colors
Why the Navy manages its own private white oak forest
The Navy grows a forest of white oaks in Indiana for the sole purpose of restoring and refitting the USS Constitution.
The Pentagon reportedly published cartoons depicting Russian hackers as silly bears in order to infuriate them
The Department of Defense's Cyber Command regularly announces hacking operations that they're countering — but in recent weeks, those announcements have taken a colorful turn
We salute this Texas F-16 squadron for marking their 75th anniversary with an epic paint job
Everything is bigger in Texas — including, it seems, F-16 paint jobs
An F-35 pilot reveals why good fighter pilots never skip leg day
"I didn’t realize the importance of physical fitness for fighting G-LOC."
The Army is ‘addressing’ a drill sergeant’s TikTok rant about ‘soft’ recruits using cell phones
An Army drill sergeant at Fort Sill in Oklahoma is now facing scrutiny from his command after posting a TikTok video in which complained about the use of cell phones by recruits
Celebrate Veterans Day by sending us your most moto boot photos
You're out now, wizened by time and experience, but let's take a moment to celebrate that time way back when you were just a dumb boot
‘The Liberator’ is a visually stunning and grim World War II series unlike any other
A new animated World War II series is coming to Netflix — and it is well worth your time when it premieres on Veterans Day
Watch the Blue Angels’ legacy F/A-18 Hornets make their final sunset flight after 34 years
After decades of astonishing spectators on the ground, the Blue Angels' legacy F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets made their final flight on Wednesday against a gorgeous sunset in the skies above Alabama and Florida
You can now rock workout gear in the PX, no matter what your first sergeant says
'This was a concern that came to the Secretary’s attention during his visits to military service members around the world that he wanted to address.'
Behold the glory of the Air Force chief’s very own BBQ brisket recipe
“Being a native Texan, my favorite barbeque is obviously Texas brisket, cooked low and slow"