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How to Put on an Air Force Name Tag

How to Put on an Air Force Name Tag

Name tags are used in the Air Force to identify the surnames, and occasionally rank or profession, of Air Force members. Name tags worn with blue shirts are required to be ultramarine in color with white block letters and have a clutch-type fastener. Service dress and pull-over sweater name tags mus
Is the Actual ASVAB Exam More Or Less Difficult Than Practice Exams?

Is the Actual ASVAB Exam More Or Less Difficult Than Practice Exams?

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 Ultimate Solution To Al-Shabaab Problem

The Ultimate Solution To Al-Shabaab Problem

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
Marine ASVAB - Minimum Requirements, Scoring System and Re-Testing Policy

Marine ASVAB - Minimum Requirements, Scoring System and Re-Testing Policy

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
Military Tactical Vests

Military Tactical Vests

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
How Did Middle Names Come About?

How Did Middle Names Come About?

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,
Proper Placement of Military Medals in a Shadow Box

Proper Placement of Military Medals in a Shadow Box

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
Us Military Bases in Japan

Us Military Bases in Japan

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
Which Military Services Members Get a Flag When They Die?

Which Military Services Members Get a Flag When They Die?

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
Army Military Housing Regulations

Army Military Housing Regulations

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...
Propaganda Posters and Black & White Racism During WWII

Propaganda Posters and Black & White Racism During WWII

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
Desperate Moves by Rogue Nation States in the Heat of Battle

Desperate Moves by Rogue Nation States in the Heat of Battle

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
U.S. Military Officer Benefits

U.S. Military Officer Benefits

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.
Marine Corps Uniform Badge Regulations

Marine Corps Uniform Badge Regulations

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
What Is a SPC Card?

What Is a SPC Card?

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.
Benefits for Dependents & Children of Retired Military Veterans

Benefits for Dependents & Children of Retired Military Veterans

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...
The History of Brainwashing

The History of Brainwashing

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.
Buying Tactical Mission-Specific Footwear

Buying Tactical Mission-Specific Footwear

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
Were World War Two Spies Really Trained in the New Forest During Wartime?

Were World War Two Spies Really Trained in the New Forest During Wartime?

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.
Medieval Armor Activities

Medieval Armor Activities

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