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General Military Questions

RED Friday Explained

Members of the United States military are deployed all over the world, and there are many ways to show support of our troops including wearing red on RED Friday. Our servicemen and women have deployments in over 150 countries around the world. During their employment, their families are at home waiting and often worrying. While Read More…

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Delta Force Weapons and Gear

Delta Force, or “The Unit”, has an outstanding reputation within the military ranks. The elite special operations force functions under the United States Army and Joint Special Operations Command. Delta Force has the challenge of fighting terrorism while also providing direct action, special reconnaissance, and hostage rescue. The special unit works alongside U.S. Navy and Read More…

Navy Chain of Command for Numbered Fleets and Commands

Navy Chain of Command

The Navy has both administrative and operational chains of command. Typically, a new recruit concerns themselves with their operational chain of command but must memorize the top positions. However, those in the Navy who are no longer recruits have a chain of command based on their job and assigned command. Navy Chain of Command/Organization President Read More…

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Marine Chain of Command

If you are curious about the Marine Corps chain of command structure, it is vital to know the Marine Corps are with the Department of the Navy. However, the Marines are organized similarly to the Army, except it has a ‘rule of three’ that follows in its organization, reflecting in the chain of command. Also, Read More…

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Marine Special Forces

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Marine Rifleman’s Creed

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Marine Corps General Orders

The Marine Corps General orders are a set of 11 orders every Marine learns in basic training. They are as follows: To take charge of this post and all government property in view. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or Read More…

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Marines and Crayons: What’s The Deal?

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Marines Infantry Training Battalion (ITB) Guide

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Coast Guard

Coast Guard Special Forces

The Coast Guard often gets overlooked when recruits consider the different uniformed services of the U.S. Armed Forces. It is a mistake as the U.S. Coast Guard serves two vital functions on American soil – maritime security and law enforcement. Additionally, the Coast Guard has Special Forces just like any other military branch, even if Read More…

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Military Schools

Military Schools in Virginia

The state is one of the finest in the country for prestigious military prep and boarding schools. It includes some of the most historic (Fishburne Military School and Fork Union Military Academy) along with highly reputable institutions like the one at Massanutten Military Academy. Moreover, the state is home to the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Read More…

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Military Discounts

Marshalls Military Discount

Marshalls is a chain of department stores that specialize in offering discounted products. It is the second-largest off-price family apparel and home fashion retailer in the United States. Does Marshalls offer a military discount? Unfortunately, there is no official Marshalls military discount, however, you can find other ways to save at the department stores. About Read More…

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