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These articles are the most popular over the last month.
Military Phonetic Alphabet for Radio and...
A phonetic alphabet is a list of words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. Spoken words from an approved list are substituted for letters.
Requirements for Army Physical Fitness Test...
Soldiers are required to take a physical fitness test at least twice per year. There are three events which are measured: push-ups, sit-ups, and a timed two-mile run.
What is Military Time?
The military operates off a 24-hour clock, beginning at midnight (which is 0000 hours). So, 1:00 AM is 0100 hours, 2:00 AM is 0200 hours, and so-on up until 11:00 PM which is 2300 hours.
Army Enlisted Job (MOS) Descriptions
Complete list of Army Military Occupation Specialties (MOS) available for Army enlisted Soldiers.
U.S. Military Age Limits
One would think that age to enlist in the US military would be a simple category. One is either old enough, or too old, right? Unfortunately, it doesn't quite work that way.
Armed Forces Requirements for Enlistments
Each of the services have their own minimum standards when it comes to Armed Forces Vocational Apptitude Battery (ASVAB score requirements, and education levels needed to qualify for enlistment.
38 Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Marine Corps enlisted MOSs (jobs).
U.S. Navy Submarines Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked quesitons about U.S. Navy submarines.
U.S. Army Height/Weight Chart - Males
Height/Weight Chart for males in the United States Army
What Are the Air Force Enlisted Jobs?
Detailed job description and qualification factors for Air Force enlisted jobs (AFSCs)
US Military Rank and Insignia Chart - Enlisted
Military Rank Chart for the enlisted pay grades: seaman recruit seaman apprentice lance corporal army navy pv2
Just Exactly How Far is a 'Klick' in the...
: How Far is a "Klick" in the Military? : In military terms, a "klick" means a distance of 1000 meters
What You Probably Don't Know About Military...
The ultimate guide to joining the United States Military. All about meeting the recruiter, the military enlistment contract, enlistment incentives, the enlistment process, military pay and benefits and more. If you are thinking of joining the United States military, you owe it to yourself to read this series first.
Things to Consider When Choosing Which Military...
All military services are not created equally. Sure, everyone gets the same basic pay and allowances. But other factors, such as enlistment incentives, quality of barracks and base housing, assignment opportunities, job opportunities, deployment rates, and promotion rates vary widely between the branches.
Surviving Air Force Basic Training
Air Force Basic Training is now 8 1/2 weeks long. Here is the ultimate Air Force Basic Training Survival Guide. All about Air Force Basic Training. Includes a detailed description of what you can expect in Air Force Basic Military Training (AFBMT), advice on things you can do in advance to prepare, as well as a few tips to help you out while you're there.
What is the maximum age to enlist in the...
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Military – What is the maximum age to enlist in the Military?
Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions
Enlisted Rating (job) descriptions and qualification factors for the United States Navy. Main Menu.
U.S. Army Physical Fitness Chart - Males (Ages...
Pysical Fitness Point Chart for Members of the United States Army
Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test Chart - Males
Every Marine must be physically fit, regardless of age, grade, or duty assignment. Fitness is essential to the day-to-day effectiveness and combat readiness of the Marine Corps. Each Marine must pass a semi-annual physical fitness test (PFT).
Security Clearance Secrets
A security clearance investigation is an inquiry into an individual’s loyalty, character, trustworthiness and reliability to ensure that he or she is eligible for access to national security information. In part 1 of this three-part feature, the basics of a Security Clearance.
What the Recruiter Never Told You
The ultimate guide for joining the United States Military. In Part 1 various things to consider when deciding which military service to join. Each of the services are different, and some people may be more suited (based upon qualifications, temperament, and/or interests) for one service vs. another. Page 2.
Enlisted Promotions Made Simple
Ever wanted to know what it takes to get promoted in the Army? We've taken the 'gobbly-gook' out of the Army Enlisted Promotion Regulation and present the process 'in the clear.'
MEPS at a Glance
MEPS (Military Entrance Processing Station) is a Department of Defense joint-service organization. Their job is to determine an applicant's physical qualifications, aptitude and moral standards as set by each branch of military service, the Department of Defense, and federal law. Here's an overview of what you can expect when you make that first trip to the MEPS.
Army Chain of Command (Organization)
The basic bulding block of all Army organizations is the individual soldier. A small group of soldiers organized to maneuver and fire is called a squad. As elements of the Army's organizational structure become larger units, they contain more and more subordinate elements from combat arms, combat support and combat service support units.
Top 10 Lies (Some) Recruiters Tell
Let's face it. Some military recruiters lie. It's been going on for decades. It happens because military recruiting is a numbers-game. Meet your recruiting goals and you're a sucessful recruiter. Fail to make your goals and your career can be damaged. Page 2.
DOD (Military) Urinalysis (Drug Test) Program
DoD labs test 60,000 urine samples each month. All active duty members must undergo a urinalysis at least once per year. Members of the Guard and Reserves must be tested at least once every two years. There are several protections built-in to the system to ensure accurate results.
How to Navigate the Complex Military Retirement...
The military retirement pay system used to be easy to understand. Then, in the 80's Congress started making changes, making the system a little more complicated.
U.S. Military 101
The basic description of the United States Military, including the mission of the five military branches, organizational chain of command, and an overview of military ranks.
Surviving Marine Corps Basic Training
Without doubt, Marine boot camp is more challenging -- both physically and mentally -- than the basic training programs of any of the other military services. Not only are the physical requirements much higher, but recruits are required to learn and memorize a startling amount of information.
Surviving Navy Boot Camp
All about Coast Guard Basic Training. Includes a detailed description of what you can expect in Coast Guard Boot Camp, as well as a few tips to help you 'survive.'
Military Separation Codes & Reenlistment...
MMilitary Reenlistment Eligibility Codes are contained on military discharge documents and determine whether or not one is eligible to re-enter a military service or reenlist into a military service.
United States Military Enlistment Standards
There is no right to serve in the United States Military. The Military Services may reject applicants for any reason they deem appropriate. Here are some of the general standards applicable for enlistment in the United States Military.
Surviving Army Basic Training
All about Army Basic Training. Includes a detailed description of what you can expect in Army Boot Camp, as well as a few tips to help you survive.
United States Military
Rank insignia charts for the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as general information about military rank/rate and military rank history.
United States Marine Corps Enlisted Job...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Marine Corps enlisted MOSs (jobs). On this page, all about FIELD 03, INFANTRY.
11 General Orders of a Sentry
he 11 General Orders of a Sentry for the United States Marine Corps.
Want to Become an Air Force Pilot? Read This...
Becoming an Air Force pilot isn’t easy. If you make it, you will be among the elite of the elite in the United States armed services. Here’s what you need to do to try to reach this lofty goal.
Punitive Articles of the UCMJ
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Army Additional Skill Identifiers
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U.S. Army Awards and Decorations
Graphical chart showing United States Army medals and decorations, along with descriptions and basic award criteria
History of the Draft
Background of the selective service system ('The Draft') of United States.
Military Disability (Medical) Separations and...
When a military member has a medical condition (including mental health conditions) which renders them unfit to perform their required duties, they may be separated (or retired) from the military for medical reasons. The process to determine medical fitness for continued duty involves two boards -- One is called the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), and the other is called the Physical Evaluation Board (PEB).
Military Separation Codes - Alphabetical
These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents.
State-by-State Listing of Major U.S. Military...
State-by-state listing showing major U.S. Military Bases and Installations located in the state, along with personnel totals for active duty personnel stationed in the state, and number of Guard and Reserves located within the state.
Military Commissioned Officer Promotions
The chart on this page is derived from DOD Instruction 1320.13. It shows the point where commissioned officers (in any of the services) can expect to be promoted (assuming they are selected for promotion), based upon their time-in-service.
United States Military Weapons of War
There is no argument that the United States Military is the most powerful military in the World. We have achieved a level of technology in military weapons and equipment that no other nation on earth comes close to. In Part I of this article, we discuss some of the weapons and equipment used by U.S. Military Infantry and Special Operations.
Military Travel (PCS) Move Entitlements
Military members who make Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves from one duty station to another are authorized many entitlements. Below is a quick glance of the major entitlements authorized in conjunction with moving from one duty assignment to another.
Military Reenlistment Eligibility (RE) Codes -...
These codes are contained on military discharge documents and determine whether or not one may reenlist or enlist in a military service at a later time.
Military Physical Profile Serial System - The...
To determine medical standards for different jobs, and to make sure that military members are medically qualified to perform the duties of that job, the military has developed a medical profile indicator, known as the physical profile serial system.
Getting Out of the Military
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Army Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualificatio...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 18X - Special Forces Enlistment Option
Army General Orders (For Boot Camp)
The three general orders that recruits in Army Basic Training (Boot Camp) are expected to memorize.
Military Justice 101 - Part 3, Enlisted...
All about the United States Military Justice System, including information on court martials, article 15s, rights of the accused, administrative demotions, discharges, counselings, reprimands, and more.
Computing the ASVAB (AFQT) Score
Only four areas of the ASVAB test are used to compute the overall ASVAB score, also known as the AFQT (Armed Forces Qualification Test) score. The four areas of the ASVAB used to compute the AFQT score are: Word Knowledge (WK), Paragraph Comprehension (PC), Arithmatic Reasoning (AR), and Mathmatics Knowledge (MK).
Military Separation Codes
These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents.
Air Force Technical School Locations
Shown here are the codes used to describe Air Force technical training locations, which are found in our Air Force Enlisted Job Description Pages:
The Required U.S. Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment
Federal law requires everyone who enlists or re-enlists in the Armed Forces of the United States to take the enlistment oath.
Army Enlisted Promotion System
Ever wanted to know what it takes to get promoted in the Army? We've taken the 'gobbly-gook' out of the Army Enlisted Promotion Regulation and present the process 'in the clear.'. Page 2.
Army Weight Charts for Females
Soldiers are weighed at least twice per year (usually in conjunction with the Army Physical Fitness Test, to ensure they meet Army standards for weight and fitness.
Military Medical Standards for Enlistment,...
These pages list medical conditions which are disqualifying for entry into the United States Armed Forces. The information is derived directly from Department of Defense (DOD) regulations and instructions.
Things to Consider When Deciding Whether to...
Choosing a military service can be a complicated decision. The services differ when it comes to enlistment incentives, assignment opportunities, quality of life programs, deployment rates, promotion opportunities, and more. Here are the pros and cons of choosing to enlist in the United States Army.
Nonjudicial Punishment (Article 15)
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Air Force Policy on Tattoos, Body Art, and Body...
The Air Force policy concerning body art, tattoos, body piercings, and body mutilations.
Air Force Rank Structure
Insignia identify the rank of each member of the Armed Forces. Members of the Air Force assume a degree of responsibility equal to their rank. The Air Force insignia system is broken down into two major categories: officer ranks and enlisted ranks (the Air Force does not have warrant officers).
ABCs of the ASVAB
The AFQT score is the most important ASVAB score, because it determines whether you can join the military service of your choice.
Army Officer MOS Listing
OFFICER CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM AOC TITLE BRANCH 11 INFANTRY * 11A INFANTRY BRANCH 12 ARMOR * 12A ARMOR,
US Military Rank and Insignia Chart - Officer
Military Rank Chart for the enlisted pay grades: army air force air force capt lieutenant colonel air force lt lieutenant junior grade
Navy Enlisted Rating (Job) Descriptions and...
Enlisted Rating (job) descriptions and qualification factors for the United States Navy. On this page, all about Hospital Corpsman (HM).
U.S. Marine Corps MOS (Job) Listing
Listing of enlisted jobs available in the United States Marine Corps
United States Air Force Commissioned Officer...
Air Force Career Fields (jobs) descriptions and qualification factors for commissioned officers. Main Menu
Getting Married
If you are planning on joining the military and planning on getting married, there are certain advantages (as well as some disadvantages) to tying that knot before you leave for basic training.
How to Calculate your Reenlistment Bonus
A simple How to on calculating the amount of your military reenlistment bonus
Army Enlisted Job Descriptions
Here are the Army MOS's (enlisted jobs) that fall into Field 35--Military Intelligence
Do You Qualify for Veteran's Benefits?
Do you qualify for Veteran Benefits? The answer may surprise you. It depends on which benefit, the time-period you served, the number of active duty days you served, and what kind of discharge you received.
2014 Military Basic Pay Main Menu
2014 Military Basic Pay rate Main Menu
Can a non-U.S. Citizen join the United States...
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Military – Can a non-U.S. Citizen join the United States Military?
11B--Infantryman
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 11B--Infantryman
What is the shortest period of time I can...
Frequently Asked Questions about joining the United States Military -- What is the shortest period of time I can enlist in the Military?
military DLAB Defense Language Appitude Battery...
All about the military's Defense Language Appitude Battery (DLAB), the test given which measures ability to learn a foreign language.
United States Military Body Fat Standards
Body fat standards and body fat measuring procedures for members of the United States Military.
US Military 101
The basic description of the United States Military, including the mission of the five military branches, organizational chain of command, and an overview of military ranks. Page 2.
Air Force Weight Charts
The Air Force changed their weight standards, both for those serving, and for applicants when they adopted their new physical fitness program on January 1, 2004.
Navy Boot Camp - Page 2
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2014 Military Basic Pay
2014 Military Basic Pay rate for Military for Enlisted Members
I have a GED. Am I eligible to join the military?
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Military – I have a GED. Am I eligible to join the military?
Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions
Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions, MOS details, and qualification factors. MOS 0311 -- Rifleman
Complete List of Army Enlisted MOS's
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Officer Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, Complete List of Army Enlisted MOSs
What You Should Know About Becoming an Army...
Flying aircraft is a coveted career in the United States armed services, and the process to become a military pilot is a competitive one. Most candidates need at least a bachelor’s degree to apply. The exception is the Army, where the fleet consists mainly of helicopters rather than fixed-wing aircraft.
Transfering from Guard/Reserve to Active Duty
Information and procedures about transfering from the National Guard or Reserve Military Forces to the Active Duty Forces.
Military Legal Residence and Home of Record
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How to Survive Military Basic Training
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Air Force AFSC (Job) Listing -- Enlisted
Airman Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs) (As of 31 October 1999) OPERATIONS Aircrew Operations 1A0X1
Reserve and National Guard Retirement Pay System
The retirement pay system for the Reserves and National Guard is different than that of active duty, because it has to take into account part-time service.
US Military Enlistment Standards
Height and weight standards for enlistment in the US Military.
What Is the Military's Policy for Candidates...
The Department of Defense has softened their medical qualification standards for cases of childhood asthma, and history of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
military delayed enlistment program dep...
In these times, one cannot simply walk into a military recruiter's office, sign some papers and ship off to basic training immediately. In general, the recruiting commands must reserve a 'slot' for the recruit at basic training. Usually, such slots are booked up months in advance. That's where the Delayed Enlistment Program (sometimes called the 'Delayed Entry Program') comes in.
68W - Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic)
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 68W - Health Care Specialist (Combat Medic)
State Income Tax Guide for Military Members
Different states have different rules for taxing military pay and military retired pay. Here is a state-by-state list of current state laws and requirements for the taxation of military pay and military retired pay.
Army OCS Officer Candidate School commission...
How to become an officer in the United States Military. In part II of this multi-part feature article, all about applying for Army Officer Candidate School (OCS).
All About the Draft
Brief history and current prodecures concerning the selective service system (military draft) in the United States. Page 3.
Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test Chart - Female
Every Marine must be physically fit, regardless of age, grade, or duty assignment. Fitness is essential to the day-to-day effectiveness and combat readiness of the Marine Corps. Each Marine must pass a semi-annual physical fitness test (PFT).
Army Criminal History Waivers
Nobody has a right to serve in the United States Army. Federal law and Department of Defense directives give the military services significant leeway in determining who they want to accept for enlistment or commission. An applicant's criminal and moral history plays a large role on whether or not they are eligible to join the United States Army.
How the Military Deals with Adultery
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Is Adultery Considered a Crime in the Military?
I get email all the time (usually from wives) asking what constitutes the crime of adultery in today's military? Usually the wife is upset because she perceives that the military did nothing about a way-ward husband's wicked ways, or are angry because the military did not punish him for cheating on her. So, is adultery still an offense under the military justice system? Yes .... and no. It actually depends upon the circumstances.
Flamethrowers - One Of The Most Controversial...
An article about the controversy surrounding flamethrowers and their use in combat.
How to Get a Medical Waiver to Join the Military
The Department of Defense (DOD) sets the overall medical standards for people wishing to join the U.S. Military. If you have a medical condition or a previous medical condition which is disqualifying for Military service, you'll need a medical waiver.
Military Enlisted Jobs
There are more than 800 different types of enlisted jobs available in the various branches of the United States Military.
Cool Facts About the Ultimate U.S. Fighter Jet
An article about the F-22 Raptor fighter jet and its role with the U.S. Air Force.
Why is the U.S. flag worn "backwards" on the...
: Why is the U.S. flag worn "backwards" on the uniform? : Army Regulation 670-1 , Wear and Appearance
Current Military Pay Charts
Here are the military pay charts for calendar years 2010 and 2011. Included are charts for basic pay, housing allowance, food allowance, per diem, dislocation allowance, COLA rates, drill pay charts, annual salary charts, and more.
Navy Enlisted Ratings Considered Part of the...
These are the Navy enlisted ratings that fall into the Aviation Community.
SF 86 - Security Clearance Questionnaire
The Standard Form (SF) 86, Questionnaire for National Security Positions, is the form that is used by military personnel, government contractors, and government employees to apply for a Security Clearance.
How to Access Navy CREO Listings
Information on the US Navy's Career Reenlistment Objectives (CREO) listings, including retraining and promotion opportunities.
Army Commissioned Officer Jobs - Main Menu
Detailed information about jobs for commissioned officers in the United States Army.
Things to Consider Before Joining The Air Force
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U.S. Army Physical Fitness Chart - Females...
Pysical Fitness Point Chart for Members of the United States Army
Navy Boot Camp - Page 5
Week 6. During the sixth week, you'll get your Division photos taken (you can buy these at Graduation,
Origins of Hooah
You can hear it echoing from the hallowed halls of Fort Benning, Ga.'s Infantry Center to the ranges at Fort Lewis, Wash. It is uttered at award ceremonies, bellowed from formations, and repeated before, during and after training missions. You can hear it shouted by Air Force Security Forces, Pararescue, and Combat Controllers. The word is thundered out by Navy SEALs, and by United States Marines (who pronounce it OohRah!). So, where did the term originate?
Find Out if a Marine Corps Reconnaissance Job...
Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions, MOS details, and qualification factors. MOS 0321 -- Reconnaissance Man
Army Sniper School
According to the U.S. Army, the average soldier will hit a man-sized target 10 percent of the time at 300 meters using the M16A2 rifle. Graduates of the U.S. Army sniper school are expected to achieve 90 percent first-round hits at 600 meters, using the M24 Sniper Weapon System (SWS).
35F -- Intelligence Analyst
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 35F -- Intelligence Analyst
What You Should Know About Deployment Before...
The vast majority of Navy deployments are at sea on Naval ships and submarines.
Understanding Military Pay
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Before You Buy an ASVAB Study Guide
A few things you should know before you purchase a study-guide for the Armed Forces Vocational Appitude Battery (ASVAB)
Marine Corps Weight Standards
The Marine Corps' weight and body fat standards are health and performance based, and not based on appearance.
The Air Force Song - Full Lyrics
The Air Force Song - Full Lyrics by Robert Crawford, courtesy USAF Heritage of America Band   Off we
What Does an Army Information Technology...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 25B -- Information Technology Specialist
Navy Enlisted Classification Codes
The NEC system supplements the enlisted rating structure in identifying personnel on active or inactive duty and billets in manpower authorizations. NEC codes identify a non-rating wide skill, knowledge, aptitude, or qualification that must be documented to identify both people and billets for management purposes.
Prior Service Enlistments
hinking of getting out of the military, working a few years in civilian life, then -- if you don't like it -- coming back in? Thinking of getting out of one military service, and trying to join a different service? It should be easy, right? After all, one would expect that the military would jump at the chance to enlist someone with prior military experience. Unfortunately, it's not that easy.
Military Leaves, Passes, and Liberty
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Navy Boot Camp - Page 3
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Things to Consider When Joining the Navy
The Navy only has one location for enlisted basic training: the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, which is located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, halfway between Chicago and Milwaulkee.
What Kind of Jobs Can You Do in the Marine Corps?
Job descriptions and qualification criteria for Marine Corps commissioned officer and warrant officer jobs.
Can Single Parents Enlist in the U.S. Military?
Single Parents are not allowed to enlist in the US Military, period.
5 Things to Ask Yourself Before Joining the...
Joining the US Military can be one of the most challenging and rewarding decisions you ever make. This being said, however, it is something you want to carefully consider before taking the plunge.
31B -- Military Police
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 31B -- Military Police
Army Basic Training (Page 2)
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What Does the Marine Corps Look for in an...
Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions, MOS details, and qualification factors. MOS 0231 -- Intelligence Specialist
Army Basic Training (Page 3)
Phase I : Phase I is also known as the "Red Phase," or "Patriot Phase." Phase I runs from Week One to
What Does a Marine Corp Combat Engineer Do?
Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions, MOS details, and qualification factors. MOS 1371 -- Combat Engineer
17 Army Signal Corps Specialties and How to...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about Field 25 -- Signal Corps
19D -- Cavalry Scout
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 19D -- Cavalry Scout
Joining the Military as a Non-U.S. Citizen
I get lots of email from non-U.S. citizens asking about joining the U.S. Military. It may surprise some of you to learn that you do not have to be a U.S. citizen in order to join the U.S. Military, but there are certain restrictions.
Top 10 ASVAB Study Guides
The Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the test used by the United States Military to determine eligibility to join, and job qualifications. Using a Study Guide to help prepare can increase ASVAB test scores. Some folks have found these study guides can raise their AFQT scores by as much as 30 percent.
Air Force Ribbons & Medals
Graphical representation of United States Air Force Decorations, including detailed description and qualification requirements.
Air Force Enlisted Job Descriptions
Air Force enlisted job descriptions and qualification factors. INTELLIGENCE CAREER FIELD
United States Air Force Major Bases and...
State-by-state listing showing major U.S. Air Force Military Bases and Installations located in the state, along with personnel totals for active duty personnel stationed in the state, and number of Guard and Reserves located within the state.
Army Changes Tattoo Policy
The Army has revised its policy on tattoos. Tattoos are now permitted on the hands and back of the neck if they are not “extremist, indecent, sexist or racist.” Army Regulation 670-1, also now specifies: “Any tattoo or brand anywhere on the head or face is prohibited except for permanent make-up.”
Marine Corps Grooming Standards
Each of the military services impose grooming standards on their military personnel, as part of their Dress & Appearance, or Uniform Regulations. Here are the grooming standards for the United States Marine Corps.
Air Force Enlisted Promotion Fact Sheet
For Air Force enlisted promotions from the ranks of SSgt (E-5) to MSgt (E-7)

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