Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster

The son of a soldier wounded during the Vietnam War, he claims he was born in “khaki diapers.” Now, former Department of Defense under secretary for personnel and readiness Robert Wilkie seems poised to wade into the mess that is the Department of Veterans Affairs  — and, if all goes according to plan, restore good order and discipline to the troubled agency.

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U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Kamaile O. Chan

While post-traumatic stress disorder has become a much-discussed affliction, a seemingly more prevalent problem is going largely overlooked: transition stress. Think of it as a clinical-sounding diagnosis for that sense of alienation many veterans feel after they leave the military.

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After being convicted of a 2015 hit-and-run in Verdigris, Oklahoma, that left one teen dead and another critically injured, Gage Shriver posed an alternative punishment to his judge: that, instead of a 25-year prison stretch, he be allowed to do penance by joining the Marines.

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U.S. Army photo by Spc. Randy Wren

Military service obviously comes with considerable bodily risk — there’s all that service abroad, at sea, or in a no-shit warzone… plus hazardous training.

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U.S. Army photo by Cpl. SeoWon Lee

Military service can be a lot of things to a lot of people. Yes, we can all be proud of it, but it comes with a lot of bullshit, idiocy, and shenanigans. At times, it feels less like that, and more like this. We at Task & Purpose asked you to share the GIFs that best capture your military service. You didn’t disappoint.

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