Those with an entry level separation never make it to the next phase of training
General Military Questions

Entry Level Separation

The military has its own way of doing things, and every branch has its expectations regarding conduct and traditions. However, some recruits face an entry-level separation at the very beginning of their new career. New recruits go through training to learn this new way of life and become a part of the military’s culture. Training Read More…

Trainees at Fort Sill Army Basic Training
Army

Army Basic Training at Fort Sill

Fort Sill is home to the Fire Centers of Excellence, where soldiers receive training in techniques and tactics revolving around fire systems during combat. Also, Fort Sills Army Basic Training occurs here, as well. At Fort Sill, soldiers work to support field artillery missions to destroy the enemy with missiles, cannons, and even rockets.   Read More…

Soldiers prepared for Navy Boot Camp
Navy

How to Prepare Physically for Navy Boot Camp

If you are joining the Navy, there are ways to prepare for Navy boot camp well in advance. Some service members sign up before they complete high school while others wait until after college. However, other service members decide to join and leave for their new lives rather quickly. No matter how much time you Read More…

air force basic training graduation dates for 2020
Air Force

Air Force Basic Training Graduation Dates (2020)

In the current era of Covid-19, we have seen substantial changes and adjustments in every branch of the military to how they are dealing with graduation ceremonies. While this year’s ceremonies will look very different and face many limitations, you can still support your trainee in many ways. Every individual puts in hard work and Read More…

usmc pft / cft calculator
Marines

USMC PFT/CFT Calculator

Rather than provide you with complicated tables to calculate your score, OMK has developed a USMC PFT/CFT Calculator. This calculator will quickly and accurately show you your score, check it out below. USMC PFT/CFT Calculator What Is The Marine Corps PFT and CFT? The Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test, or PFT, is a test used Read More…

recruits uses the fireman’s carry technique during Marine CFT

Marine Combat Fitness Test (CFT)

USMC Swim Qual water tread

How to Prepare for the USMC Swim Qual

Marines return from Afghanistan
Marines

Dating a Marine: 10 Pros and Cons

If you are considering starting a relationship with a Marine, there are some pros and cons to consider before that first date. There are unique obstacles to dating a Marine that require you to be flexible and understanding, even if you feel lonely or out of place. Also, there many benefits to being in a Read More…

what to bring to marine boot camp

What To Bring To Marine Boot Camp

marine corps boot camp graduation gift ideas

Marine Corps Boot Camp Graduation Gift Ideas

coast guard boot camp graduation
Coast Guard

Coast Guard Boot Camp Graduation Dates For 2020

Coast Guard Graduation is an exciting time for new trainees and their families to celebrate all that they have achieved at their time in training. With all of the excitement and logistics to deal with, many people get easily overwhelmed when trying to figure out how to get to the base and what to expect Read More…

Those with an entry level separation never make it to the next phase of training
General Military Questions

Entry Level Separation

The military has its own way of doing things, and every branch has its expectations regarding conduct and traditions. However, some recruits face an entry-level separation at the very beginning of their new career. New recruits go through training to learn this new way of life and become a part of the military’s culture. Training Read More…

Banana Republic Military Discount
Military Discounts

Banana Republic Military Discount

Banana Republic is a fashionable clothing store with around 700 locations worldwide, most of which are in the United States. Some Banana Republic locations offer a military discount, ranging from 10%-20% off. Click Here to jump to details on the Banana Republic military discount. About Banana Republic Banana Republic was founded in 1978 in California. Read More…

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