Elie Piha served as a paratrooper in the US Army from 2008 to 2012. He used
the GI Bill to graduate from UC Berkeley where he majored in English. He
currently works as a writing tutor, a freelance writer, and a bartender, is
completing a novel based on his time in Afghanistan, and is pursuing
One of the causes of disqualification as a potential recruit to the U.S. Army is failing to meet the standard height and weight requirement set by the U.S. Army.
Although there is a weight waiver provided that allows overweight people … Click Here To Read the rest
When enlisting in the U.S. Army, all new recruits may select a job. This more specialized form of occupation is known as a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).
They must, of course, meet the minimum qualifications for that MOS. This includes … Click Here To Read the rest
Can you join the army at 50? What is the army age limit? What is the minimum age to join the army? These are some of the frequent questions many people ask regarding joining the US army, and today, we … Click Here To Read the rest
You’re in the middle of a war zone when the unthinkable happens…
Your buddy next to you gets shot in the arm, and needs to be evacuated pronto.
In the chaos of war, it’s not as easy as just picking … Click Here To Read the rest
Joining the military, for most, can be a life altering decision.
Some guys and gals know it from the start: they strive to be a part of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marines from a very young age.
Others, … Click Here To Read the rest