Capt. David Sasek, chief staff officer for Naval Base Ventura County, helps his daughter through the obstacle course during the Mud Run at Port Hueneme.
Family & Relationships
8 Things I Learned From My Military Dad
Living with a military dad was hard, but he taught me things no one else could.
Car Buying 101: Don't get scammed into buying an overpriced car
Lifestyle
How To Avoid Getting Ripped Off By A Car Salesman
The military community is unfortunately far too acquainted with car-buying scams.
Helmets, rucksacks and rifles belonging to U.S. Army Soldiers from the One Station Unit Training (OSUT) are arranged in line at a training site in Ft. Benning, Ga. March 9, 2012.
Humor
8 Things In The Back Of Every Veteran’s Closet
There are just certain things that veterans never get rid of.
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Family & Relationships
8 Realities Of Being A Military Brat
Being a military brat can have its ups and downs, but you’re born into it and learn to own it.
Fuzzy, an 8-week-old chihuahua puppy gets some love and attention from an airman stationed at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012.
Community
8 Photos Of Deployment Puppies That Will Make Your Day Better
In honor of #NationalPuppyDay, Task & Purpose compiled the best photos of puppies on deployment.
Family members cheer and wave flags as the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) moors at Naval Station Norfolk.
Family & Relationships
What It’s Really Like Growing Up In A Military Town
Growing up in a military town can profoundly impact the lives of military children.
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 – March 10, 1913), far left, with family and neighbors, circa 1887, at her home in Auburn, New York.
History
Harriet Tubman Led A Badass Raid In 1863
Under Col. James Montgomery, Harriet Tubman led Union soldiers in a raid that liberated more than 720 slaves.
Ishikawa Police train with Camp Hansen’s Camp Guard
Humor
7 Phrases You’ll Want To Keep Using After The Military
Though the military is famous for its colorful language, some phrases are useful beyond the battlefield.
Seattle Seahawks' Nate Boyer closes his eyes during the national anthem before a preseason NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Seattle.
Support
Veterans And Pro Athletes Face Similar Challenges Returning To Normal Life
Veterans and professional athletes share a lot of common ground when it comes to transitioning.
Screengrab from Toys "R" US commercial "RC Car."
News
New Toys ‘R’ Us Christmas Ad Tugs At Military Family Heartstrings
As the holiday season approaches, the carefully crafted advertisements come with it.
150819-N-OE749-015 ATSUGI, Japan (Aug. 19, 2015) Sesame Street character Elmo greets children in the crowd during a live musical performance at Naval Air

Facility Atsugi. The show was part of a month-long, Japan-wide military installation tour in collaboration with the United Service Organizations Inc., to help children understand and cope with the effects of permanent changes of duty stations and transitioning to a civilian lifestyle. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st

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News
Sesame Street Partners With Defense Department To Help Military Kids Overcome Hardship
Sesame Street and the Defense Department team up to engineer a series of resources for children with military parents.
A JLENS aerostat is seen on White Sands Missile Range near Orogrande Range Camp.
News
Giant Army Blimp Goes Rogue, Meanders Over Rural Pennsylvania
A surveillance blimp made by Raytheon, called the JLENS, broke from its tether at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.
Spouse Appreciation Day
News
Uncertainty Among Military Families Dominates Results Of Lifestyle Survey
Blue Star Families’ annual survey, released Oct. 28, points to feelings of financial uncertainty within military community.
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Community
How America’s Wars Have Changed The English Language
Throughout history, American speech has adopted thousands of soldier-coined slang into everyday language.