EC-130J in flight.
Gear & Tech
How The Military Conducts PSYOPS
Thanks to an Army manual obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, Task & Purpose can share some of the gear used in psychological operations.
A member of the Marine Special Operations Command fires a Carl Gustav Recoilless rifle system on a range during training in Washer district, Helmand province, Afghanistan, May 16, 2013.
Gear & Tech
DoD Canceled Brain Injury Research Because It Didn’t Like The Results
An Army vet explains why DoD’s decision to shelve a program that placed blast gauges on combat troops in Afghanistan is a big mistake.
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How To Camp Like A Green Beret
An Army Special Forces veteran and survival instructor lays out his packing list for camping off the grid.
A signed copy of an April 2003 photo of author Evan Wright (bottom row, left) and the rest of Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion in Baghdad, Iraq, following the invasion.
‘Generation Kill’ Author Evan Wright On The Thrill Of Combat
“Generation Kill” author Evan Wright talks about how combat can be simultaneously horrifying and thrilling.
Senior Airman Mark 
Forester was killed on Sep. 29, 2010. He posthumously received the Silver Star for his heroic actions.
Unsung Heroes
UNSUNG HEROES: The Airman Who Died Leading His Team In An Intense Ambush
Senior Airman Mark Forester was killed leading a rescue team when he exposed himself to heavy enemy machine gun fire.
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DoD Announces First Service Member Wounded In Fight Against ISIS In Syria
A service member was wounded in Syria over the weekend, the Pentagon announced.
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Former Special Forces Commander Featured In New Anti-Trump Ad
Michael Waltz is among veterans hoping to prevent Trump from winning the Republican nomination.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Russell Vidler leaps over the wall at the Fit to Win obstacle course on Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Escape And Evade Danger Like A Special Forces Veteran
A Special Forces veteran explains what you need to know to successfully evade and avoid danger.
U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment inspect model survival shelters during Mountain Exercise 2014 aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014.
Gear & Tech
You’re Lost In Wilderness With One Piece Of Gear. What Is It?
Task & Purpose spoke with survival expert Mike Glover on the one piece of gear he would pick to survive in the wild.
5 Ways Self-Doubt Makes Success After The Military More Difficult
You can end up being your own worst enemy; don’t let these insecurities hold you back.