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General Military Questions

Commissioned Officer vs. Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO): 5 Major Differences

In the United States, the armed forces have two different types of officers, commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers (NCO). As a result, you may be wondering about the differences between a Commissioned Officer vs. NCO. The officers who receive an official commission are called commission officers. Also, others become officers by working through the enlisted Read More…

Army

Push Ups

The Army push-up standards depend on where you are in your training because you must perform more push-ups as your training continues along. For example, an 18-year-old male must perform at least 35 push-ups in basic training. However, if the same person wanted to earn a badge for the physical fitness test, they must perform Read More…

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Navy

Navy Boot Camp Graduation Gift Ideas

The United States Navy only has one training location for boot camp. The Great Lakes Naval Training Center serves as the only active training facility in the country for the U.S. Navy. It processes more than 50,000 recruits each year at Recruit Training Command. Recruits spend two months on the western shore of Lake Michigan Read More…

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Air Force

4 Best Air Force Combat Jobs

The United States Air Force (USAF) deploys airmen to battlefields like other branches of the military. U.S. Air Force military jobs (also known as Specialties, or AFSC’s) that see combat are dangerous yet fulfilling. Furthermore, some recruits join the military specifically with the intention of seeing action in a war zone. Is this describes you, Read More…

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Marines

Marine Corps Promotion Timeline for Enlisted & Officers

When considering a career in the Marines, it is essential to pay attention to the Marine Corps promotion timeline when making long-term decisions.  The early ranks in the Marines are mostly automatic promotions as long as the Marine has the appropriate Time in Service (TIS) and Time in Grade (TIG). However, after the more automatic Read More…

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Marine Corps Basic Infantryman (0300 MOS)

USMC Maintenance Management Specialist - MOS 0411

Marine Maintenance Management Specialist (MOS 0411)

MOS 0621 Radio Operator sets up satellite communication
Marines

Marine Radio Operator (MOS 0621)

Regular and daily communication is crucial to the Marines under any circumstances, which is why Marine Radio Operators (MOS 0621) are so important. During combat, accurate and dependable communication is even more essential. Radio Operators who handle the operation and maintenance of communication equipment are necessary to ensure the essential information is communicated quickly and Read More…

Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach - MOS 0933

Marine Corps Combat Marksmanship Coach (MOS 0933)

Marine Combat Engineer - MOS 1371

USMC Combat Engineer (MOS 1371)

Coast Guard Promotion Ceremony
Coast Guard

Coast Guard Promotion Timeline for Enlisted & Officers

To understand the Coast Guard promotion timeline, you first must know the Coast Guard ranks have four different categories. These categories include enlisted, petty officers, warrant officers, and commissioned officers.  Also, the Coast Guard is a part of Homeland Security during times of peace, but if we are at war, they become a part of Read More…

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Navy

Navy Boot Camp Graduation Gift Ideas

The United States Navy only has one training location for boot camp. The Great Lakes Naval Training Center serves as the only active training facility in the country for the U.S. Navy. It processes more than 50,000 recruits each year at Recruit Training Command. Recruits spend two months on the western shore of Lake Michigan Read More…

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Military Discounts

Disney Military Discount

From the well-loved characters to the endless entertainment, Disney attractions are perfect for family vacations. Luckily, they are also great for military members since Disney provides military discounts to give back to those who serve.  Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruises all offer their own military discounts. Park tickets are available at almost 50% off Read More…

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