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The Army is special. They have their own set of rules and regulations and time old traditions. In many ways these are great and help keep everyone safe and in order, but in some ways they are irritating and old fashioned. Joining the military family you have to learn a new language of acronyms and new way of behaving.
Teamwork, Mission Report, & One By One
We aren't alone in what we do. Every big job will take a crew. Our team does grow, kept in view. When together we get more done. Things which are hard do become fun! With teamwork we shine like the sun! Heavy duties do become light. With a great team we boss each fight! United as one, have great might. Together our foes we'll confound. Pure in purpose we'll be profound. We'll watch our team grow in renown. With strong teamwork all is possible! With each success we're credible. We will become unstoppable! Flowing together like great waves. We'll penetrate strongholds like haze. As pure souls we're a shifting maze. We're born to adapt. We'll change forms. Constant change will become our norm. With each new change we are reborn!
I’m the dude with the long antenna sticking up from my set of both dy armour in the photos below. I found that the antenna would give perfect reception at full length but also made me an instant target if we were engaged by insurgents or smugglers (not likely but always a possibility).
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God
The Last Alive Head of State Who Served in World War II — Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II, also known as the Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Empire, is the last surviving head of state from World War II. I didn’t know about this as I stumbled on a picture of the longest-reigning monarch and started to dig into this story.
Being new to this, I figure you’d better know something about me if I want you to read my musings. As of May 2021, I’m 40 years old and have what’s called either borderline personality disorder, or emotionally unstable personality disorder.
Why the Army's new advertisement is the best
GoArmy's new advertisement released on their Youtube page celebrates diversity and women by telling the animated story of a young girl pushing through her teen life to become a capable Army soldier who operates a patriot missile defense system.
How to Ensure Additional Smoke Sessions from the Drill Sergeant
According to a recent article from the online magazine, Military.com, pushups or exercise may be used as a corrective tool for a minor offense, Army OKs Push-Ups, PT as Punishment for Minor Infractions. This was always an unwritten rule.
Joining The Military Is For Losers and Suckers
I know because I was one. There were no silver spoons or rich uncles. There wasn't a special fund put aside for me to attend college without worries. I wasn't a stellar athlete and barely squeaked by on my SAT's so no phat scholarships for this homie.
Why I Served
On December 13, 1978, I had just passed the entrance exam to enlist in the Army. That evening I was on a Trailways bus leaving Roanoke, VA going to Richmond, VA. I went to th hotel and checked in, then out to eat and to bed. On December 14, 1978, I went through an entire series of medical examinations that included, x-rays, visiting a psychiatrist all the way to getting caught up on my vaccinations. I was then taken to a room where over one thousand of us to the oath of enlistment. After we had said, so help me God it was then that most realized we had just signed a blank check payable to the United States government payable for an amount up to and including our lives.
Mandatory Military Service in Finland
Finland was voted the happiest country in the world in 2020. It tops the world rankings frequently for its civil liberties, education, and quality of life. Yet it also has mandatory military service. Conscription was once common across most of Europe but is nowadays more associated with authoritarian countries in the popular mind.
Ever Had Trouble Staying Awake In Class Or Boring Meetings?
The hardest time I’ve ever had staying awake in class was while I was at Ft. Benning, Georgia, in the summer of 1982 for Army Officer Candidate School (OCS). We would do some rigorous physical training very early in the morning and then go straight to our class sessions to receive instruction on various topics.