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What the Recruiter Never Told You

Army recruiter with potential candidate

You've decided you want to join the military.  If you are unsure of which service to join, you may want to visit recruiters from all of the services. Regardless of what you may have heard, recruiters do not get a monetary bonus for signing people up. The recruiter's job is to find enough qualified volunteers to fill projected vacancies for the fiscal year, for their particular branch of service. While a majority of military recruiters are hard-working, honest, and dedicated, there are some (and I emphasize some) recruiters who are tempted to bend the truth in order to sign up a recruit.  I encourage you to educate yourself so that you can know the truth about joining the military; the benefits and disadvantages.

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Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest Program

In 2008, the Secretary of Defense authorized a pilot program called Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest, the basis of which was to bring in critically needed language skills and needed health care skills.

National Guard Activation

The term activated, referring to the National Guard simply means that a unit or individual of the reserve components has been placed on orders. The purpose and authority for that activation is discussed in this article.

Joint Electronics Type Designation System

Complete equipment sets or systems (Sonar Systems, Radar Systems, etc.) are designated with a sequence of letters and digits prefixed by “AN/” then three letters, a dash, and a number.

Designations for Guided Missiles, Rockets, Probes, Boosters, and Satellites

The designation of every guided missile is based in a set of letters, similar to that of the aircraft, and may range between four to eight characters total.

Modern Aircraft Designations-exceptions to the rule

Exceptions to Modern Mission, Design and Series (MDS) system Designation rules.

Pre- 1962 US Military Aircraft Designations

The current system of designating of aircraft was introduced by the DoD as a standard for military aircraft was called the Mission, Design and Series system.

Modern Aircraft Designations

The current system of designating of aircraft was introduced by the DoD as a standard for military aircraft was called the Mission, Design and Series system

The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars

Historical background of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, membership requirements and community involvement.

Facing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Service organizations which can help you fill out VA forms, tell you about VA benefits, and also provide a wide range of help for veterans and their dependents.

Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions

Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions- 1B4X1 - Cyberspace Defense Operations

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