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So you want to know what it's like going through MEPS? Maybe you're planning on enlisting, or maybe you're reenlisting. Maybe you're at MEPS now, bored out of your mind, so you decided to do some reading. It doesn't make much of a difference to them. MEPS stands for Military Entrance Processing Station. MEPS is a long and tedious process that everyone enlisting in any branch of the military has to go through. If I had to describe it in three words, I would say "lots of paperwork." I'll be going through each step of the two day process that each enlistee experiences on their way to fighting for freedom.
Upstairs in the old house, Emily had just met ghost. “I’ve been talking to a man,” she announced casually as she cradled her cup of bedtime cocoa. Her father looked up from his paper at the little girl, snuggly in her flannel pajamas - skin rosy from her bath. She sat with her teddy bear on the couch, her legs tucked up under her. He knew she wasn’t one for make-believe friends or having imaginary conversations.
The Indian Army started from the militaries of the East India Company, which in the long run turned into the British Indian Army, and the armed forces of the regal states, which were converged into the public armed force after Independence.
Sometimes you love someone so much that no matter what happens in life you just keep putting up with things you shouldn’t because you don’t want to give up on them. You put up with the distance between you. You cry at night because you are unsure of what will happen in your relationship, you don’t know if the next fight will end your relationship because the distance is just too much. You love the person you are with so much that you don’t look at anyone else and you surely don’t talk to anyone else, even if your partner just keeps doing it over and over again and then denying it, even after promising you they will tell you the truth, after promising you that they have stopped talking to them. After promising you that they deleted all the dating apps off of their phone. They no longer text you as much as they did before, and they don’t call you like they used to. You’re more like a friend to them now, than you are their partner, yet you still stay loyal to them because you love them with all your heart, and you would do anything in the entire world to keep them in your life. You would move across the world just to be with them, you would end friendships for them, move far away from your family, pack your stuff in the matter of days, and move just to be with them because you love and care about them. You would do anything for them, you would die for them, you would lie for them, and you sure as hell would kill for
Do we ever contemplate our freedom? Owning your own home, keeping a job, or nurturing a family, are some of the everyday blessings that many of us live in. Born in our 21st-century western world, we live in the fruits paid by generations before us. Freedom is never free. Real freedom always comes with a cost. There is a price to be paid. In 2019, the Free World came to a pause to remember and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France. The events of June 6th, 1944 are arguably one of the most influential moments in modern history. Many people from various nations in the free world fought against the Nazi War Machine. They fought to liberate the world from tyranny, from evil, and from destruction. They gave up their lives to protect the many freedoms that you and I live and express today.
Today WhataPen Handmade Creations brings you the New Military Icon Pen. I created the Military Icon pens after I received quite a few request from some of my customers that are soldiers. Their issue was the little pen pocket on the BDUs are very small and it seems only bic pens can really fit well. I am a ARMY veteran so I totally understood the issue at hand. I remember having to deal with that on a daily basis and sometimes depending on what pen you put in the little pen pocket you had a hard time getting it out if it didn't have a clip of some sort to hold it out.
It’s been 50 years since I shipped off to Vietnam. And yet, there is still an anger that sits deep in the recesses of my psyche. I do my best to keep it there, with mixed success.
I was discussing a situation with a friend about how if you have had proper training you will generally be more aware of physical situations and your emotions. I have been involved with fighting as a form of exercise since I was 12, and I have been in more fights, both in and out of a ring, than I can count on all my fingers and toes. These experiences have brought me to see how people deal with a male becoming violent and belligerent as well as how they deal with females being the same way. Most people in our society will not cause harm to anyone unless they feel it is necessary, but there are a few in our population who feel it is an achievement to be feared by others. These few have somehow been passed on genetically, have had a situation happen to them in which it makes them feel like it is necessary for success, or simply grew up in this environment and know no different on how they are. I do not blame them for their incompetence on their actions, and I do believe they can become better people. I generally group them into a non-gender-based aspect because it happens no matter the gender.
In this paper I will discuss my reflections about countertransference regarding the novel, Sparta by Roxana Robinson. Conrad experiences with post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and severe anxiety reminded me of friends and family members that have served in the military. A few people that I know have expressed to me their thoughts and feelings of being torn between civilian life and the life of a soldier. I have seen their pain. And to read about another person’s experiences, reminded me of those long nights of comforting my friends and family members. I have seen people that I care about try to hide or deny what they are experiencing, and eventually, they explode and have come close to hurting someone that they love. Reading Conrad’s story took me back to those moments in my life. This book helped me to gain a better understanding of my experiences with second hand trauma and my view of the military world.
Volunteering has been a way of life for me since I was young. I have always donated clothes or when I was younger toys. I think this idea of giving back just kind of stuck with me. Ive done different kinds of volunteer work over the years. Then in 2019 I felt like it had been long enough, about a year in a half since I had last done any kind of volunteer work. I had seen a commercial about the nonprofit Wounded Soldiers and decided to go do some research to see if I can give back with them. In doing this I found Soldiers Angels.
Indian Officers Training Academy, also known as IOTA, was gearing up for a new batch of cadets. In the wee hours of the morning, an array of young graduates from all over the country were present at the campus for the interview that would decide their future.
Apocalypse Now is considered one of the best psychological war movies ever created. This film was featuring a popular star cast, a gripping story, and gorgeous cinematography. Since its release in 1979, Apocalypse Now broke all the dimensions of popularity. It remains one of the highest-rated movies among critics and audience. Francis Ford Coppola directed this film. Since then, Hollywood has witnessed several hit psychological war movies hitting the theatre. If you are a fan of psychological war movies, you will not want to miss the best movies in the genre, so we have got you covered. This article lists the best psychological movies you should not miss if you liked Apocalypse Now.