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25 Funny Military Cartoons to Make You Appreciate Our Troops and Vets

We salute these humorous odes to the armed forces.

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For No Eyes Only

Don’t miss this CIA agent’s funny secret guide to government phrases.

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P.C. Vey for Reader's Digest

Operation Zeus

The Greeks were way ahead of their time.

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Susan Konar for Reader's Digest

Beached General

Learn about why Kleenex and 9 other everyday things were actually designed for World War I.

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That’s what we call humor in uniform.

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Ray Delgado for Reader's Digest

Reading Material

You won’t want to miss these 31 groan-worthy dad jokes that will still make you LOL.

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Bob Vojtko for Reader's Digest

Advanced Boondoggle Technology

If you have a thing for catch-22s, check out these 19 brainteasers that will leave you stumped.

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Serious Decisions

Sounds like Risk-y business.

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Retweet to Salute

A tweetstorm could be brewing.

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Dan Beyer for Reader's Digest

Military Mix-Up

No wonder he’s so well decorated.

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John Caldwell for Reader's Digest

A New Calling

Sounds like the start of a war of words.

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Steve Smeltzer for Reader's Digest

General Decorum

For more all-American jokes, check out the 50 funniest jokes about all 50 states.

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Benita Epstein for Reader's Digest

Civilian Jargon

Learn the 45 things America’s troops wish you knew.

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Kim Warp for Reader's Digest

Checking In

Now that’s a strong signal.

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Bob Eckstein for Reader's Digest

Meals Ready to Retch

Somehow, these 14 cartoon puns never get old.

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Roy Delgado for Reader's Digest

Tactical Coloring

Battle lines are drawn.

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Dan Reynolds for Reader's Digest

Bad Duty

Does this count as friendly fire?

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Optical Illusion Obstacle

You’ll laugh out loud at these 9 hilarious code names the U.S. military actually used.

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Christopher Weyant for Reader's Digest

Dirty War

Hey, all’s fair in love and war.

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Dave Carpenter for Reader's Digest

Bad Job

Might need a think tank to figure that one out.

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Jim Bertram for Reader's Digest

A Green Suit

These cheesy pickup lines are guaranteed to get a laugh.

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John Caldwell for Reader's Digest

Colonel Coffee Talk

Sure beats those pre-loaded options.

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Mike Lynch for Reader's Digest

Fall on Command

Find out which 22 words and phrases you didn’t realize originated in the military.

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Roy Delgado for Reader's Digest

Military Nervous Habit

Talk about a power trip.

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Teresa Burns Parkhurst for Reader's Digest

In Camo

“No really, it’s food—it’s just in camouflage.”

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Teresa Burns Parkhurst for Reader's Digest

A Ruff Interrogation

That’s one sly dog! Don’t miss these other hilarious military jokes.