Many military recruits find the actual ASVAB exam to be more difficult than the exams studied during their preparation. How can you possibly score well if the real exam is potentially more difficult? In this article I address this concept and include a few tips for overcoming this discrepancy.
The Al-shabaab issue that has escalated in the past year forced the Kenya Defense Forces to swing into action late last year. In order to be effective in their incursion, a quick, well calculated war is necessary to avoid the KDF suffering increased numbers of casualties. The safety of the Kenyan po
Consider if you will all of the failed prototypes in aviation since mankind's first powered flight, then consider all the successes. Lastly, think about all the designs which may have in fact been ahead of their time? This may not be a place you've ever had the opportunity to think before,
A missile defense shield, or one that could take out any rockets fired from North Korea into South Korea is a very good idea. If South Korea had such a missile defense shield, it wouldn't have to worry about North Korea any longer, anything that they shot would be knocked out of the sky before
The Military drones in the 1970s ushered in a new era of unmanned aerial vehicles. Of course one could say that the German V-1 and V-2 Rockets inspired the first unmanned drones in the Military. Today we see rapid advances in underwater unmanned vehicles and unmanned ground vehicles.Today robotics i
An ASVAB AFQT score of 32 or higher will get you in to the Marines if you have a high school diploma.You will need a Marine ASVAB score of 50 or higher to qualify for an enlistment bonus, the Marine Corp College Fund or Geographic Area of Choice Program. The minimum score for enlistment qualificatio
In the event of combat or other life threatening situations, tactical clothing is necessary as a means of protection for a personnel who needs to be safeguarded while in action. In this piece of writing we will talk about a particular tactical clothing; the vest. A tactical vest is used as a basic w
Many parents give middle names to their children as a matter of course, following a tradition that has been in U.S. society since the mid- to late 1800s. In colonial times, granting middle names was more the preserve of the upper classes; with time, the middle classes caught on, and by World War I,
Maybe you can turn in those dogtags early.military identification tag image by timur1970 from Fotolia.comJoin the military at 18 and you can retire at 38 with a 20-year retirement. How about join at 18, retire at 33? Some service members can take early retirement at 15 years of active...
There are various professional groups and communities of people that you will find online. If you are looking for those that cater for marines then do read through the following article and find out more.
The U.S. military is a hierarchical institution, and military personnel are accustomed to a being addressed formally. Using the correct etiquette when you speak to military personnel is a sign of respect. This courtesy should be given to retired officers as well as active personnel. The U.S. Code sa
Combat knives are weapons that are designed for maximum efficacy in the hands of a trained knife fighter. Learning how to use one of these weapons properly can take a lot of time and effort, and it often involves unlearning the idea that a knife is a fencing or dueling weapon. Knife fighters are tau
In World War II, Germany and Japan used the poster as a propaganda tool. Using what they knew about the persuasive power of words and pictures, they attempted to play upon the poor racial relations between blacks and whites in the United States, in order to bring division and weaken the will of the
Aside from the opportunity to serve your country, being part of the U.S. military provides plenty of benefits. These range from educational grants to call allowances. Moreover, it is not only the individual in the military who reaps in the advantages but also his family members.
Military badges identify the skills and experience of military personnel and instill a sense of tradition among those who serve. For this reason, the wearing of badges is precisely regulated. The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations (MCUR) specify different types of badges and how they may be worn. The
The SPC Card is a Student Price Card offered to high school and college students in Canada. The Student Price Card is available for purchase, and students who show the card at participating stores and restaurants receive discounts on their purchases. There are over 650,000 SPC cardholders in Canada.
Dependents of retired military veterans are still entitled to certain benefits.medals image by Vasiliy Koval from Fotolia.comMilitary servicemen and women are often afraid of retiring for fear of losing active duty benefits for their children. In truth, military dependents still qualify...
Whether the tactical operation is one for the military, SWAT, or law enforcement, footwear is key to ensuring that the mission - not foot discomfort or inadequate tactical boot performance - is the foremost consideration when mental focus is critical. There are many options in footwear for uniformed
I recently found out that during World War Two the New Forest had a very secret history which it needed to conceal from Hitler. The Allies were dependant on successful missions by our Allied spies and many were trained in the New Forest. The plot thickens.
Warfare took a dramatic step forward during the Middle Ages (5th to 15th century A.D.), as blacksmiths discovered new techniques that allowed them to forge the deadliest weapons man had ever known. The long sword, mace, battle axe and crossbow provided combatants a number of tools capable of dismemb