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12/30/01 - Magical History Tour (Part II)
Re-Join military travel journalist Tony Conboy III as he completes an 8 day, 4 country World War II History Tour, offered by Alpventures Tours.

12/23/01 - Magical History Tour (Part I)
Join military travel journalist Tony Conboy III as he reviews an 8 day, 4 country World War II History Tour, offered by Alpventures Tours.

12/09/01 - Security Clearance Secrets
Almost everyday, someone sends me an e-mail, or posts a question on our message board concerning security clearances in the military. What is a security clearance? What do they look at? What can keep me from getting a security clearance? How far back to they investigate? How long is a security clearance valid? In this article, I hope to answer those questions, and more.

11/26/01 - Military Medical Care, Explained
Depending upon their status, active duty members, retired members, members of the Guard/Reserves, family members, and certain veterans receive free or government subsidized medical and dental care. For the most part, this care falls under an overall program known as "Tricare." While the Tricare system may appear to be complicated at first glance, it's really not all that hard to understand.

11/04/01 - Radisson Resort Parkway Offers Special Military Rate
Read about the special "Rank with Us" military rate for active duty and retired military being offered at Orlando's 718-room resort exclusively in About.com. Military ID is required to be presented at check-in to obtain the special rate. Special guest article by Tony Conboy III.

10/28/01 - The Need for a Homeland Defense Force
The United States needs a new, revitalized military force, at least million strong. It should be under the control of state governors, made up largely of volunteers, but with paid cadre, and would have an exclusive role of homeland defense. Special Guest Article by Jimmy Horn.

10/14/01 - The Anthrax Threat
Over 12 people in the United States may be infected. One man has died. Gas mask sales in the past three weeks have skyrocketed. But, is anthrax the "mass destruction weapon" that many are making it out to be?

09/23/01 - Stand and Fight, or Stand in Fear?
Special Guest Article by Elizabeth Kilbride, Director of Public Affairs for the National Defense Political Action Committee. Whether we stand and fight, or stand in fear, is a question every American needs to seriously consider. In the aftermath of this terrible attack upon our freedoms and national security, we heed important lessons, stand together as Americans and unite as never before.

09/14/01 - Are You Going to be Drafted?
In the days following the devastating attacks in New York City, and on the Pentagon, many people have been wondering about the possibility that the United States will re-institute a draft for our military services. What happens during a draft? Who is likely to be drafted? How likely is a draft? Do we really need a draft?

09/11/01 - Who Wants to be a General?
How much do you know about general military topics? Here's your chance to find out with this seventh quiz in the fun-filled "Who Wants to be a General" series.

08/27/01 - Enlistment Qualifications
Do you have what it takes to enlist in the United States Military? Find out in our special article about the general qualifications needed to enlist in the United States Armed Forces.

08/20/01 - Transitioning to a Civilian Career
Special Guest Article by Alex Baxter, focusing on tips and advice for military members who are preparing to transition from a military to a civilian career.

08/13/01 - Boot Camp Challenge (Fireguard Duty)
Rejoin Priva
te Joe as he continues to stumble his way through military boot camp. In Part VIII, Joe gets through his first stint as "fireguard."

07/23/01 - Defense Language Appitude Battery (DLAB)
One of the greatest mysteries in military recruiting. What's the DLAB actually like? If you want to learn a foreign language in the military, here's what you should know about this challenging test.

07/02/01 - Surviving Coast Guard Boot Camp
Thinking of joining the Coast Guard? Make no mistake - They operate a "military-style" boot camp. Here's what you can expect, as well as some tips to help you "survive."

06/07/01 - Return with Honor
Want to teach your kids about real American heros? Share this inspiring two-hour documentary, available from Warner Brothers Home Videos.

05/23/01 - Obtaining a Copy of Your Military Records
You can get a copy of information stored in your military records from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO. Here's how.

05/16/01 - Who Wants to be a General?
How much do you know about general military topics? Here's your chance to find out with this sixth quiz in the fun-filled "Who Wants to be a General" series.

04/23/01 - Boot Camp Challenge (Training "Day One" Concludes)
Rejoin Private Joe as he continues to stumble his way through military boot camp. In Part VII, Joe finishes up the first day of training.

04/09/01 - Who Wants to be a Recruiter?
How much do you know about military pay, benefits, and enlistment requirements? Could you play "21 Questions" with a Recruiter and blow him/her away? Here's your chance to test your military recruiting knowledge!

03/27/01 - Understanding Military Retirement Pay
Until 1980, the military retirement pay system was easy to understand. Then, Congress decided it was too easy, and decided to complicate it a bit.

03/12/01 - Boot Camp Challenge (Training "Day One")
Rejoin Private Joe as he continues to stumble his way through military boot camp. In Part VI, Joe experiences his first "official morning" in Boot Camp.

03/05/01 - Who Wants to be a Top Gun II?
Ever wonder what "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" might look like if there were only fighter pilot questions? Take my quiz and find out how you would do....

02/25/01 - Online Stars & Stripes -- Revisited
A year ago, we visited this online military newspaper and didn't like what we found. What a difference a year makes.

02/18/01 - Boot Camp Challenge (The New Home)
Rejoin Private Joe as he continues to stumble his way through military boot camp. In Part V, Joe discovers where he will be living for the next several weeks.

02/12/01 - A Day in the Life of a First Sergeant
There are no enlisted personnel in the military with more authority, more responsibility, and a downright busier day than a first sergeant (Leading Chief Petty Officer in the Navy). Let's walk a day in his/her shoes.

02/05/01 - Boot Camp Challenge (The Meeting)
Rejoin Private Joe as he continues to stumble his way through military boot camp. In Part IV, Joe meets his new drill sergeant.

01/28/01 - Who Wants to be a "Bubble Head?"
Ever wonder what "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" might look like if there were only submariner questions? Take my quiz and find out how you would do....

01/21/01 - Domestic Violence
Part III of a multi-part article about military domestic situations. In part III, all about how the U.S. Military handles domestic violence situations.

01/15/01 - Boot Camp Challenge (Part III)
An interactive story, taking you through the spills, chills, and thrills of military boot camp. In part III, our young hero starts the "in-processing process."

01/07/01 - Who Wants to be a Top Gun?
Ever wonder what "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" might look like if there were only fighter pilot questions? Take my quiz and find out how you would do....

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