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Joining the military doesn't have to be a stressful process. So why do some people have a stressful experience and some have a great experience? I believe joining the military can and should be a great experience with little or no stress.

What You Should Ask the Recruiter

Talking to Army Recruiter

Be sure you know what to ask your recruiter before you meet.

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Getting the Lowdown on Customs and Courtesies

The U.S. Military comprises five branches that instill pride in their members through history, mission, capabilities, and respect.

Pvt. Jose A. Caban running in basic for the Marines.

Determination, Motivation Drives Youth to Marines

Hard work and determination can get people places they never though they could go.

Marine Corps Pvt. Alexander D. Klopfenstein

Marine Completes 90-pound Weight Loss

MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. – For many potential recruits, enlisting in the Marine Corps is as easy as talking to a recruiter. But for some, it takes some willpower. Marine Corps ...  more

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Army Announces 33,000 Positions Available to Women

Secretary of the Army McHugh authorized more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army.

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Marine Completes Four-Year Odyssey to Enlist

For the past four years, Pvt. Palacio has fought for her place among the few, the proud, and she has finally earned it.

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Basic Training Chain of Command

Each branch has a chain of command. It's used to issue orders (downward) and to ask for clarification and resolve problems (upward).

Lance Cpl. Lawrence A. Liechty

Sergeant Major's son joins the Marine Corps

Every recruit has his own personal reason for joining the Marine Corps. For one recruit, it was to continue his father's legacy.

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