U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Antonio Rubio

Editor’s Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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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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Air Force

The Air Force has over the past few years grappled with operational demands that have drained its resources and strained its personnel.

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Slang is much a part of the military as MREs, physical fitness tests, and shitty base housing. Each branch and unit has its own verbal shorthand, and Navy aviators are no exception — even though much of the colorful language deployed by pilots is a shorthand for expletives you can use over radio transmissions without getting slammed for misconduct.

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U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan

Editor’s Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community.

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Few pilots can claim to be as talented as the acrobatic aces flying in the U.S. Blue Angels and UK Red Arrows display teams.

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