• The Taliban don't have anti-air guns, why do we use ground troops in Afghanistan?

    I've read about americans who got the medal Honor dying in Afghanistan searching for Taliban on the ground.
    I've read about americans who got the medal Honor dying in Afghanistan searching for Taliban on the ground.
    20 answers · 2 days ago
  • Recruiter Lied?

    Best answer: he hasn't lied. that number can does and will change a half dozen times between now and when you ship out. make weight and its a non issue.
    Best answer: he hasn't lied. that number can does and will change a half dozen times between now and when you ship out. make weight and its a non issue.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I ship out in 15 days?

    My buddy is shipping out in 15 weeks and I spoke to the recruiter yesterday, and I decided to enlist. If I want to ship out with my buddy, I'll have to work very hard within 15 days. Currently I can't get past 3 pull-ups. Would you recommend for me to train for extended periods of time before shipping... show more
    My buddy is shipping out in 15 weeks and I spoke to the recruiter yesterday, and I decided to enlist. If I want to ship out with my buddy, I'll have to work very hard within 15 days. Currently I can't get past 3 pull-ups. Would you recommend for me to train for extended periods of time before shipping out, not shipping out with friends. I am training hard now but I'm not sure if I will be in the best shape in just 15 days.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are your opinions on the US Army redesigning basic training to accommodate poor discipline?

    A recent article is called "Low Discipline in New Soldiers Prompts Army to Redesign Basic Training" Here is the beginning of the article: Text: The U.S. Army will soon launch a redesign of Basic Combat Training intended to build more discipline after many commanders complained that new soldiers often... show more
    A recent article is called "Low Discipline in New Soldiers Prompts Army to Redesign Basic Training" Here is the beginning of the article: Text: The U.S. Army will soon launch a redesign of Basic Combat Training intended to build more discipline after many commanders complained that new soldiers often show up to their first units with a sloppy appearance and undisciplined attitudes. The new program of instruction is the result of surveys taken from thousands of leaders who have observed a trend of new soldiers fresh out of training displaying a lack of obedience and poor work ethic as well as being careless with equipment, uniform and appearance, Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, commanding general of the U.S. Army Center of Initial Military Training, told defense reporters on Friday. 'A Sense of Entitlement' "What leaders have observed in general is they believe that there is too much of a sense of entitlement, questioning of lawful orders, not listening to instruction, too much of a buddy mentality with NCOs and officers and a lot of tardiness being late to formation and duties," Frost said. "These are trends that they see as increasing that they think are part of the discipline aspect that is missing and that they would like to see in the trainees that become soldiers that come to them as their first unit of assignment."
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • How long does a medical discharge take at Fort Jackson, SC for basic training?

    Best answer: It varies by individual. The reason he is being discharged is the most important aspect of that. Whatever it is, they have evaluated him and determined that he will not be able to serve even if his condition is treated. Otherwise, they would treat his condition and retain him. He may still be undergoing the... show more
    Best answer: It varies by individual.

    The reason he is being discharged is the most important aspect of that. Whatever it is, they have evaluated him and determined that he will not be able to serve even if his condition is treated. Otherwise, they would treat his condition and retain him. He may still be undergoing the evaluation process. If it is a mental health diagnosis, they have to determine that he is not a threat to himself or others before sending him home. He can be kept in treatment until that determination is made. If it's a physical problem like a knee, they have to evaluate the degree of injury, likelihood of recovery/surgery, etc. That medical evaluation informs the type of discharge, re-enlistment code, etc.

    There is a joke among training instructors that is very true: The fastest way out of basic training is to graduate. Everything else takes longer.

    It can easily take six weeks or more to process a medical discharge. He was under a legally binding contract with the federal government. Just as he couldn't decide to quit and come home, neither can the military just send him home. That contract has to be dissolved legally. They have obligations to him just as he had legal obligations to them (that includes the military's obligation to pay for his travel home). That means crossing all those "t"s and dotting all those "I"s. Paperwork is paperwork and nobody likes doing it. There is nothing about his discharge that makes anyone want to process it any faster than any other discharge. So it takes as long as it takes. The military moves at its own rate and no faster. Expect several weeks.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Im thinking about joining the military, please read !?

    I am a senior In high school and I’ve always considered the military. I want to join the Air Force reserves so i will be able to go to college and be around my family. If i leave for basic training and tech school right after high school i will mosh likely not be back in time to start college in the fall and i... show more
    I am a senior In high school and I’ve always considered the military. I want to join the Air Force reserves so i will be able to go to college and be around my family. If i leave for basic training and tech school right after high school i will mosh likely not be back in time to start college in the fall and i don’t really want to start in the spring. I am trying to avoid that so is there any other options ? One of my main reasons for wanting to join the military is because they help pay for my college. A friend of mine is in the army reserves and she was able to go to basic training last summer and this summer go to tech school. I’m not sure if the Air Force is flexible when it comes to that and if there are any other military branches that are flexible. I love what the Air Force is about and I’m hoping someone has more information or advice. Thank you so much.
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • I had a question about jobs in the marines?

    I was interested in studying psychology in college, and I was also interested in the marines. I was wondering, what type of jobs, if any, would I be able to get in the marines, if I did this. Thank you :)
    I was interested in studying psychology in college, and I was also interested in the marines. I was wondering, what type of jobs, if any, would I be able to get in the marines, if I did this. Thank you :)
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • I have an asvab next Friday for the Air Force!?

    What score do I need to get security forces. I hear the minimum is 33 but I feel they won't accept the minimum and they'll want at least 50+ Plus how hard is the asvab? Is it like college work.
    What score do I need to get security forces. I hear the minimum is 33 but I feel they won't accept the minimum and they'll want at least 50+ Plus how hard is the asvab? Is it like college work.
    4 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Can I bring husband overseas at own expense without extension?

    I am in the us navy and married to a civilian . I got married after I got my hard copy orders therefore hey are unaccompanied to Japan . I am allowed to route a request to live off base . I am recieving BAH for my husband to live in The US but he’s living with his mother right now so we just collect the whole BAH ,... show more
    I am in the us navy and married to a civilian . I got married after I got my hard copy orders therefore hey are unaccompanied to Japan . I am allowed to route a request to live off base . I am recieving BAH for my husband to live in The US but he’s living with his mother right now so we just collect the whole BAH , but if I were to fly him to Japan at our own expense and he move in where I get the apartment and we use the BAH to live in Japan how would the navy know ? Apparently I get extended a year if bring my spouse overseas . But that’s when I get my orders changed to accompanied and the government flies him over here. Can they extend me if he comes here at our own expense ?
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • How soon can me and my husband start having a family in the military? (I’m the one enlisting)?

    I’m 19, female, and I’ll be going into the Marine Corps basic training very soon. My husband wants to start have a child again (misscarried the first time), but with me in the military I wouldn’t know when we could start a family. I really want to start a family too.
    I’m 19, female, and I’ll be going into the Marine Corps basic training very soon. My husband wants to start have a child again (misscarried the first time), but with me in the military I wouldn’t know when we could start a family. I really want to start a family too.
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can I become a nurse officer after taking RN to BSN online?

    Best answer: Your BSN has to be from a regionally accredited school. That could be online or brick and mortar. That being said, it's not like you automatically get in if you meet all of the requirements. If they have enough applicants and few slots available, they can be picky. Tthey are probably going to take someone... show more
    Best answer: Your BSN has to be from a regionally accredited school. That could be online or brick and mortar.
    That being said, it's not like you automatically get in if you meet all of the requirements. If they have enough applicants and few slots available, they can be picky. Tthey are probably going to take someone that went to a brick and mortal school over an online program, although if you have some work experience as an ADN and good professional references, that might put you ahead of someone that just graduated from a 4-year program with no clinical experience.
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is the American military/USA in the back pocket of Israel?

    Best answer: Yes and so is US government and Trump. Why do you think US threw its own country's relations and status under the bus in order to back out of Iran deal, leave UNESCO over supposed anti-Israeli sentiment, entered Syria, have this whole issue with Iran and Syria and declared Jerusalem as the capital. They have... show more
    Best answer: Yes and so is US government and Trump. Why do you think US threw its own country's relations and status under the bus in order to back out of Iran deal, leave UNESCO over supposed anti-Israeli sentiment, entered Syria, have this whole issue with Iran and Syria and declared Jerusalem as the capital. They have ruined relations so badly and have risked so many of their own soldiers' lives for something that doesn't benefit the US what so ever.

    US has such big issue with Iran because of "human rights", yet one of their biggest anti-Iran allies in the region is pro-Israel Saudi Arabia which is by far the worst human rights violator in the region.
    13 answers · 1 week ago