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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.
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.
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.
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.
Just Exactly How Far is a 'Klick' in the...
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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.
U.S. Army Height/Weight Chart - Males
Height/Weight Chart for males in the United States Army
Army Job (MOS) Descriptions
Complete list of Army Military Occupation Specialties (MOS) available for Army enlisted Soldiers.
The Basics of the United States Military
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.
38 Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Marine Corps enlisted MOSs (jobs).
Complete Overview of Military Basic Pay
2014 Military Basic Pay rate Main Menu
What Is the Oldest Age You Can Enlist By in the...
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Military – What is the maximum age to enlist in the Military?
What Are the Air Force Enlisted Jobs?
Detailed job description and qualification factors for Air Force enlisted jobs (AFSCs)
What You Should Consider When Choosing to Join...
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.
US Military Rank and Insignia Chart - Enlisted
Military Rank Chart for the enlisted pay grades: seaman recruit seaman apprentice lance corporal army navy pv2
U.S. Military Rank Charts
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.
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.
What to Expect in Your First Visit to MEPS
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.
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.
11 General Orders for Sentry Duty
he 11 General Orders of a Sentry for the United States Marine Corps.
What Every Member of the Army Should Know About...
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.'
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.
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.
What You Need to Know to Survive Marine Corps...
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.
What You Should Know About Security Clearance...
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.
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.
U.S. Army Physical Fitness Chart - Males (Ages...
Pysical Fitness Point Chart for Members of the United States Army
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.
What the Recruiter Never Told You About...
The ultimate guide to joining the United States Military. In Part 5, all about military pay, including base pay and special pays.
How to Get Out of the Military
Hardly a week goes by that I don't receive email from someone asking how they can get out of the military. Sometimes the person is disillusioned -- perhaps their recruiter lied to them, or perhaps they had
Complete List of Army Jobs
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Officer Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, Complete List of Army Enlisted MOSs
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.'
13 Navy Job Descriptions
Enlisted Rating (job) descriptions and qualification factors for the United States Navy. Main Menu.
Tips for 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.
Honoring All Who Served
Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained in battle. While those who died are also remembered on Veterans Day, Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military - in wartime or peacetime.
Military Separation Codes - Alphabetical
These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents.
Top 10 Lies (Some) Military 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.
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.
How You Can Survive Military Basic Training
An introduction to basic training in general, with links to detailed descriptions of what to expect in the five military boot camps, and tips to survive.
Do You Have What It Takes to Join the US...
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.
2014 Basic Pay for Enlisted Military
2014 Military Basic Pay rate for Military for Enlisted Members
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
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.
Military Offenses That Will Get You Court...
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What are the Grooming Standards for the Marine...
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.
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.
What Is the Air Force's Policy on Tattoos and...
The Air Force policy concerning body art, tattoos, body piercings, and body mutilations.
Immigrants in the US Armed Forces
Immigrants may enlist in the U.S. military if they meet certain requirements. The U.S. military has a history of greatly benefiting from the service of immigrants and non citizens.
Can a Non-US Citizen Join the Military?
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.
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.
When a Military Member May Be Retired for...
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).
Job Descriptions and Requirements for US Marine...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Marine Corps enlisted MOSs (jobs). On this page, all about FIELD 03, INFANTRY.
All About the Army Additional Skill Identifiers
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The 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.
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).
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.
Army General Orders (For Boot Camp)
The three general orders that recruits in Army Basic Training (Boot Camp) are expected to memorize.
Article 15: How Military Commanders Discipline...
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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
Medical Conditions That Disqualify You from the...
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.
The Air Force Song - Full Lyrics
The Air Force Song - Full Lyrics by Robert Crawford, courtesy USAF Heritage of America Band   Off we
What Happens When You Fail to Obey a Military...
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What the Recruiter Never Tells You
The ultimate guide to joining the United States Military. In part 4, all about enlistment contracts and enlistment incentives such as enlistment bonuses, college fund, guaranteed duty assignment, buddy enlistment program, and more.
How to Enlist in the Army Special Forces
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 Officer MOS Listing
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Enlisted Promotions Made Simple
Ever wanted to know what it takes to get promoted in the Air Force? We've taken the 'gobbly-gook' out of the Air Force Enlisted Promotion Regulation and present the process 'in the clear.'
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).
Complete List of Military Separation Codes
These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents.
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.
What Your Recruiter Never Told You About Housing
The ultimate guide for joining the United States Military. In part 6, all about the military's on-base family housing, payment of housing allowance (BAH), and dormitory (barracks) life.
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.
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.
Where are the Air Force Technical Schools...
Shown here are the codes used to describe Air Force technical training locations, which are found in our Air Force Enlisted Job Description Pages:
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.
What It's Like to Be a U.S. Army Infantryman
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 11B--Infantryman
Can Non-US Citizens Join the United States...
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Military – Can a non-U.S. Citizen join the United States Military?
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.
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.
What to Know About the US Military Vocational...
The ASVAB is the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Test. Test results determine (1) whether or not one qualifies for military service, and (2) if so, what jobs they qualify for. The ASVAB consists of nine sub-tests which results in an overall ASVAB score and various ASVAB sub-test scores.
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.
What Are the United States Military Body Fat...
Body fat standards and body fat measuring procedures for members of the United States Military.
History of the Draft
Background of the selective service system ('The Draft') of United States.
What Does a Navy Hospital Corpsman Do?
Enlisted Rating (job) descriptions and qualification factors for the United States Navy. On this page, all about Hospital Corpsman (HM).
What Is the Minimum Time You Can Enlist in the...
Frequently Asked Questions about joining the United States Military -- What is the shortest period of time I can enlist in the Military?
What to Know About the Armed Forces Qualificati...
The AFQT score is the most important ASVAB score, because it determines whether you can join the military service of your choice.
Everything You Need to Know to Understand...
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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).
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.
Am I Eligible to Join the Military if I Have a...
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Military: – I have a GED. Am I eligible to join the military?
What Is the Army's New 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.”
Should You Get Married Before or After Joining...
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.
15 Military Travel Moving 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.
What You Need to Know About 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).
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).
What It's Like to Be a U.S. Army Counterintelli...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 35L - Counterintelligence Agent
How Much Do You Have to Weigh to Serve in the...
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.
2014 Military Basic Pay
2014 Military Basic Pay rate for Officers
Top Things a Military Recruiter Never Told You
The ultimate guide for joining the United States Military. In Part 3, what you can expect during the enlistment process, and how the military services determine what enlisted job you will get.
Simplified Form of Marine Corps Enlisted...
Ever wanted to know what it takes to get promoted in the United States Marine Corps (USMC)? We've taken the 'gobbly-gook' out of the Marine Corps Enlisted Promotion Regulation and present the process 'in the clear.'
How the Military Deals With Adultery
Articles 77 through 134 of the UCMJ are known as the
Marine Corps Job Description for Rifleman
Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions, MOS details, and qualification factors. MOS 0311 -- Rifleman
U.S. Military Vaccinations
Vaccinations are a way of life in the U.S. Military. All new recruits (both officer and enlisted) are vaccinated against various diseases during enlisted basic training or during officer accession training.
Does the US Military Have Height and Weight...
Height and weight standards for enlistment in the US Military.
Things You Should Consider if You Want to Join...
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 Air Force.
Can You Transfer from the Reserves to Active...
Information and procedures about transfering from the National Guard or Reserve Military Forces to the Active Duty Forces.
Marine Corps Descriptions and Requirements for...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about Field 68 -- Medical
How to Join the Military Police in the Marine...
Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions, MOS details, and qualification factors. MOS 5811 -- Military Police
Military Separation Codes
These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents.
Navy Boot Camp - Page 2
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What You Need to Know About Article 91
Articles 77 through 134 of the UCMJ are known as the
Things Recruiters Never Tell You About Joining...
The ultimate guide to joining the military. In part 9, all about job training, which follows basic training, and an overview of how leave (vacation) time works in the United States Military. Page 2.
What Are 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.
4 Wrong Ways to Quit the Military
Trying to get kicked out of the military is not a very good option. Here’s why.
Air Force AFSC (Job) Listing -- Enlisted
Airman Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs) (As of 31 October 1999) OPERATIONS Aircrew Operations 1A0X1
Where Did the Term 'Hooah' Come From?
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?
Navy: Master at Arms Job Descriptions and...
Enlisted Rating (job) descriptions and qualification factors for the United States Navy. On this page, all about Master at Arms (MA).
Things You Should Consider Before Joining the...
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.
United States Air Force Commissioned Officer...
Air Force Career Fields (jobs) descriptions and qualification factors for commissioned officers. Main Menu
What's the Maximum Age for Becoming a Military...
Frequently Asked Questions about the U.S. Military – What is the maximum age to become an officer in the Military?
Military Job Description for an Intelligence...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 35F -- Intelligence Analyst
What's the Maximum Punishment for AWOL and...
The Manual for Courts-Martial (MCM) lists the maximum possible punishments for military members who are charged with AWOL or Desertion and are tried by a General courts-martial.
What You Should Know About Becoming a Military...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 31B -- Military Police
Job Description for Military Cavalry Scouts
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about 19D -- Cavalry Scout
Everything You Need to Know About Being a...
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)
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.
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.
Top US Air Force Bases and Installations
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.
What Does a Navy Intelligence Specialist Do?
Enlisted Rating (job) descriptions and qualification factors for the United States Navy. On this page, all about Intelligence Specialist (IS).
What is it Like to be an Army MP?
What is it like to be an Army MP? A member of our message forum details the life, training, and duties.
Army Job Descriptions for Military Intelligence
Here are the Army MOS's (enlisted jobs) that fall into Field 35--Military Intelligence
Army Commissioned Officer Jobs - Main Menu
Detailed information about jobs for commissioned officers in the United States Army.
What's the Difference Between AWOL and Desertion?
Many people confuse the terms, AWOL and Desertion. Some people believe that AWOL is when someone is absent for less than 30 days, and someone absent from the military for 30 days or more is a deserter. That's not quite true.
What Is a Marine Corps Intelligence Job Like?
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Marine Corps enlisted MOSs (jobs). On this page, all about FIELD 02, INTELLIGENCE.
General Army Grooming and Uniform 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 Army. Page 2.
A Female's Perspective of Air Force Basic...
A recent female graduate of Air Force Basic Training describes her experience.
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
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.
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).
What are the Grooming Standards for the Air...
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 Air Force.
Everything You Need to Know About the Marine's...
The Marine Corps takes a conservative approach to personal appearance. Uniform regulations stress that personal appearance is to be conservative and commensurate with the high standards traditionally associated with the Marine Corps. No eccentricities in dress or appearance are permitted because they detract from uniformity and team identity. Here is the Marine Corps policy concerning tattoos.
What the Recruiter Won't Tell You About...
The ultimate guide to joining the United States Military. In Part 10, all about the military assignment system, including first duty station assignments, and travel benefits for military assignments.
Basic Information About 800 Military Enlisted...
There are more than 800 different types of enlisted jobs available in the various branches of the United States Military.
Army Basic Training (Page 2)
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How to Get Started in Cyber Systems Operations...
Job description and qualification criteria for Air Force enlisted AFSCs (jobs). AFSC 3D0X2, Cyber Systems Operations
What Are the Subtests and Composites of the...
Job descriptions and qualification factors for United States Army Enlisted Jobs (Military Occupation Specialties). On this page, all about Army ASVAB Aptitude Scores
Army Basic Training (Page 4)
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What to Know if You Want to Join the Marine Corps
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 Marine Corps.
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.
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