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.
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
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...
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
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066 authorizing the removal of all Japanese-Americans from the Pacific coast.In one broad stroke the civil liberties of over 100,000 American citizens are destroyed. It was a time when fear trumped justice.
There seems to be no trust at all between American diplomats and the Iranian regime. There are many reasons for this, and the mistrust goes back several decades. Those bridges are not going to be rebuilt anytime soon, even if the two sides can come to an amicable agreement as to the happenings in th
The Revolutionary War spanned 15 years. Between 1763 and 1788, the United States was shaped by a period of revolution. A poster board project on the war should contain information leading up to battle, the actual battles and the consequences and results of military action. A successfully conceived a
A shadow box allows you to display military medals in an organized fashion that honors the accomplishments of the medal recipient. A shadow box is often used to honor fallen soldiers, but is also used to honor current soldiers at specific milestones in their careers, such as at retirement. While the
Approximately 59,000 U.S. troops -- 38,000 on land and 11,000 afloat -- are stationed in U.S. military bases throughout Japan. An additional 43,000 dependents and 5,000 civilian employees call U.S. military bases in Japan home. Eighty-five facilities in Japan house U.S. military forces, encompassing
You may be curious about the American tradition of burying military dead with an American flag. Not necessarily all veterans qualify for the honor. American military honors are not afforded to everyone who served, nor should it be expected in all cases by the serviceman's family. Military etiquett
The men and women serving in the U.S. Army are dedicated and devoted individuals. Because of soldiers' commitment to service, the U.S. Department of Defense provides comfortable, safe housing for them and their families. Each soldier's situation is different, so there are a number of...
Rogue nation-states of the world are indeed often extremely boisterous and their rhetoric is often very negative. Once such a nation pushed too hard against the free-world there is a good chance of political impasse leading to war. In the midst of the conflict, the rogue nation will sometimes become
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...
Brainwashing is a form of mind control. It has been used for many years by military organizations, religious cults and various political groups. The idea of brainwashing has often been debated by skeptics and those who claim to have been victimized by this intrusive, psychological tactic.
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.