Job Security. When you join the Army you are put in a certain job, if you tested well you are put into the job you wanted according to availability. Then you go through Basic Training and upon passing this you continue on to Advanced Individual...
In trying to understand my ancestor's experience in the Civil War, I'm mapping out the movements and battles of the 93rd Indiana Infantry. Abraham Bates Tower was a private with Company G of the 93rd. Follow along with me.
Jack Nicholson plays a great Marine Corps officer but movies like "A Few Good Men" and "Full Metal Jacket" often lead to misconceptions about The Corps. As an honorably discharged and proud Marine I would like to set the record straight about...
Are you thinking about U.S. military enlistment? If so, here's a few tips about military recruiters, asvab testing, basic training, and what to expect if you join the United States Armed Forces.
Five countries in Latin America had insurgent forces fighting against the government. These forces employed large number of women guerrilla fighters. In some cases women represented 40% of these guerrilla fighting forces. This article is about their story.
During World Wars I and II, the United States was reluctant to go to war, but when the international climate looked bleak, posters were one way to stimulate support for military action.
Learn about the schedule, preparation, and advice for participating in United States Navy boot camp. What should you do before you go to boot camp? What can you take with you, and what should you expect from the experience?
Joining the military is one of the biggest decisions you can make in your life. Being a member of the U.S. Military is unlike any other job you'll ever have. Here are some things to know before you enlist.
In 1961, President Eisenhower prophetically warned the nation about the growing fusion of the armed forces and corporations. In his view, such a fusion presented a threat to American democracy due to their overemphasized political influence and the accompanying danger of a perpetual march to war.
There are 2,278,895 service members in the United States today between active duty and reserve branches. Many of these men and women at arms will have to terminate a residential lease contract at least once during their enlistment due to receipt...
An alternative evolution of the US Navy that reduces large, expensive, man-power heavy carriers for smaller and more flexible ships and group organizations. Sets a target of a 450 ship fleet.
It’s hard to believe but, once you're discharged from the Army, there are regrets because nobody sat you down, got in your face and told you a few simple things. A few years down the line, you’re thinking “Why didn't anyone tell me?”
The Army is rethinking its tattoo policy and the already highly debated topic may become controversial.
Learn how to make the best out of your time in Army Basic Training. I give you tips on how to get through Basic Training with the least amount of trouble.
If you're thinking about joining the Army then your recruiter will tell you just about anything to get you to sign the dotted line. Still, there are some goodies he'll never tell you about.
One day you're a soldier and the next you're a veteran. Life as a veteran is different, but in an unexpected way. How? For more information, take a look at this article.
Are you AWOL? The article describes what happens after a soldier goes AWOL, what may be the punishment, due to a soldier going AWOL, and contain questions and answers frequently asked by AWOL soldiers.
What you need to know before signing that Army contract. Negotiating with the Army recruiter is not only suggested but necessary.
There is not much information on what women should do for Air Force Basic training. This is a basic guide of how to survive Basic Training.
One of the fringe benefits of the military, or being a military dependent, is the privilege of riding on the little-known network of air travel that circumnavigates the globe and supports US military installations with personnel and supplies. While...
Michelle Theer began an affair with John Diamond while her Air Force husband was away. When he returned, Michelle was desperate to get out.
In this hub, I reflect on Navy boot camp training at Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1967. Besides acquiring basic navy knowledge, I learned survival swimming, how to shoot a rifle, and how to fight fires.
Here are a few things you might want to take into consideration if you're thinking about joining the military. Remember, you're recruiter's job is getting people into the military, and not always giving them all of the info.
As families - both biological and work-related - grieve over the loss of a fighter pilot, questions about what happens next for the military's jet fighters abound.
My husband Chris and I are veterans of the United States Air Force. We both went through six weeks of basic military training during the mid 1980's at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Having gone through the experience myself I thought...
Stories from my father, who served aboard a flagship in the South Pacific during the second World War.
Becoming a fighter pilot is the dream of many, but only a few complete the grueling training. Here is what you need to do to become a fighter pilot in your country's Air Force.
Larry Bruce injured his foot in basic training. The VA denied his compensation claim under 38 CFR § 3.12(d)(1). The US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims determined the VA was wrong.
This blog is about the book, "Into The Fire" written by Medal of Honor recipient, Dakota Meyer, and the time he spent serving our country.
This is an article that I wrote when I went through basic training. My recruiter used this for new soldiers that he enlisted. I know that times have changed but you will get the basic idea.
In the 1980s, the US Marine Corps adopted a new doctrine of maneuver warfare, known today as "Warfighting". Experienced leaders of the Vietnam era sought to overcome the shortfalls of an attritionist mindset in their ranks. But has this doctrine stood the test of time? Will it need further revision?
Harold Schultz, a posthumously recognized flag raiser of Iwo Jima, was a man who shunned the spotlight. Until very recently, history completely forgot about him. Here is this Postal Employee's tale.
The Army is a fascinating experience. But now and then things get very bizarre--the only thing to do is shake your head and laugh.
There are not-for-profits claiming to serve the military veteran community and making millions of dollars in profits while denying veterans much needed services.