Haley Britzky, Task & Purpose

Haley Britzky

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Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Haley:

The tragic downward spiral of a special operations pilot

A family is broken after an Air Force special operations pilot’s years of misconduct and mental health challenges culminated in alleged domestic violence. What could have been done? → Read More

What Americans are getting wrong about veterans

There are a few things we should clear up this Veterans Day. → Read More

The Army Reserve chief wants leaders to stop wasting soldiers’ drill time on paperwork

The Chief of the Army Reserve urged unit leaders to get soldiers back in the field for hands-on training rather than administrative tasks. → Read More

‘Step away from the uniform’ — Army Reserve chief reminds soldiers of rules for political campaigns

The Chief of the Army Reserve urged soldiers on Tuesday to remember what they can and cannot do if they decided to run for political office. → Read More

James Mattis is back with a cameo in the Marine Corps’ 247th birthday message

No Marine Corps birthday message would be quite the same without including the legendary Gen. James Mattis. → Read More

North Korea says recent missile tests were practice to ‘mercilessly’ strike US air bases

North Korea’s military says that the dozens of missiles it launched last week were in response to a joint U.S.-South Korea military exercise. → Read More

Netflix documentary shows Vanessa Guillén’s family’s fight for answers in the wake of her murder

A new Netflix documentary will show the behind-the-scenes fight for answers of Spc. Vanessa Guillén’s family. → Read More

The Army screwed over soldiers in an enlistment bonus fraud investigation. Now it’s trying to fix it

The sprawling investigation led to some soldiers showing up in an FBI criminal database despite never facing charges. → Read More

The US military is still struggling to figure out social media

Experts say the military is often too bogged down by bureaucratic processes to be effective on social media — and that’s a problem. → Read More

How an Army-funded ‘bioengineered blood vessel’ is saving lives in Ukraine

The device hasn’t been fully approved for use in the U.S., but is saving lives in Ukraine. → Read More

Military leaders urge Americans to help them overcome ‘misperceptions’ of military service

The op-ed, asking young Americans to join the military, sits behind a paywall. → Read More

Austin Tice mediations between US and Syria ‘going as they should be,’ Lebanese general says

The Marine veteran and journalist has been missing in Syria for a decade. → Read More

COVID-19 had an ‘appalling’ impact on American students’ test scores. That’s bad news for the military

A new assessment of American students’ testing showed steep declines in reading and math scores. That's bad news for military recruitment. → Read More

Pentagon to help pay for troops to travel out of state for abortion care

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a new memo that the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade has “readiness, recruiting, and retention implications for the force.” → Read More

The Army needs to get better at recruiting PSYOP soldiers, general says

“If I just said, ‘Hey, you want to come and be a psychological operations operator?’ some people are like, ‘What are you talking about?’ But if I went in and said, ‘Hey, do you want to be a military social media influencer?’ I think I know what you told me just there.” → Read More

The Army’s new pre-basic-training boot camp might actually build better soldiers

Turns out that more sleep and proper exercise, and less screaming, might actually build better soldiers. → Read More

From ‘intense darkness’ to the Army’s NCO of the Year: How this medic made an example of himself

At only 28 years old, it seems Paulson has figured out what takes some leaders a lifetime to learn. → Read More

Sgt. Maj. of the Army to leaders: Stop using behavioral health as a universal band-aid for problems

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston encouraged soldiers to use all the resources available to them when it comes to mental health. → Read More

Yet another Navy aircraft carrier has a water contamination problem

The USS Abraham Lincoln discovered E. coli in three of its 26 tanks last month, the Navy said in a release on Thursday. → Read More

Soldiers say goodbye to beloved military working dog who saved lives in Afghanistan

CCruz, an explosive detection dog who deployed to Afghanistan, was laid to rest last month after officials discovered terminal cancer. → Read More