Task & Purpose

Dating after the military can be a very eye-opening experience, especially for women. Sometimes they encounter the all-too-well-known Fan Boy. This is someone who really should have just joined the military, but instead he fetishizes the uniform. Is it harmless that he likes to wear your uniform to bed? Yes. It is still weird? Yes.

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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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Taco Bell Cantina in Las Vegas is cashing in on Valentine’s Day fervor and the area’s reputation as a haven for wild weddings by letting patrons order nuptials right off the menu.

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Walking through any store in late January to early February is a nightmare. Every aisle is strewn with ribbons and hearts all pink, red, floral, and chocolate. It’s inevitable: Valentine’s Day is upon us. Look, we all know it’s a capitalist greeting card holiday, but trust me, your girlfriend (or boyfriend) wants you to give a shit.

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All military veterans and active duty personnel know at least one story about a deployed service member whose loved one betrayed him or her in some brutal, heartbreaking fashion. (Think of that scene in “Jarhead” when the Marine receives a video of his wife getting screwed by the next-door neighbor.) We asked some of the Task & Purpose contributors to share their own stories from the field. In hindsight, some of these stories are hilarious, but man, what is wrong with people?

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