When I saw that the renowned aviation reporter Tyler Rogoway had unearthed a 1985 pre-release interview with the Top Gun cast by the media crew aboard the USS Enterprise, my heart raced faster than a Kenny Loggins jam. But after watching that slice of retro cinema, I mostly felt pity for the poor Navy petty officer who managed to somehow antagonize Tom Cruise during a contractually-obligated interview.

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Bethesda Softworks

After two years of waiting, next step in the Fallout franchise is here to blow you away into a nuclear wasteland. The Fallout 76 trailer released at the E3 expo starts off with a U.S. Army soldier in iconic fallout Power Armor. As he stands in front of a “U.S. Army - No Trespassing” sign things take a left turn. Air-raid sirens wail, multiple nuclear warheads explode in the distance. The soldier succumbs to the blasts as the scene fades to a television with the iconic “Please Stand By” test image.

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Just over a year after the U.S. Army’s Psychological Warfare Center officially activated its Special Operations Division in May 1952, the Green Berets received their first mission.

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Here at Task & Purpose, we're tremendous fans of the retro training video. A technicolor artifact from a simpler time, they're a captivating (and inadvertently hilarious) windows into the U.S. armed forces of yesteryear, from the life of a Vietnam-era Huey door gunner to a Marine Corps Reserve recruiting officer.

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World War I Centennial Commission photo by Matthew McCoy

To recognize the centennial anniversary of World War I, the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, is celebrating our military forbears in uniform with… well, a different set of uniforms.

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The Air Force takes a lot of flak for its image as the cushier, more civilianized branch of the military, and while today’s airmen have done a great deal to end that stereotype, it persists.

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