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Army Announces 33,000 Positions Available to Women

501st Special Troops Battalion on ruck march. | Jul 17, 2014

WASHINGTON (Army News Service) – Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army. This authorization results in the opening of about 33,000 positions in units that were once closed to women, said Col. Linda Sheimo, chief of the Command Programs and Policy Division at the Directorate of Military Personnel Management, Army G-1. The 30-day congre... more

Navy Jobs At a Glance

The following is a list of most Navy enlisted and officer jobs, with short descriptions. ENLISTED CAREERS (scroll down for Officer Careers) Aviation Boatswain's Mates play a major part in launching and recovering naval aircraft from land or ships. This includes preparing and fueling planes prior to takeoff and after landing. They may specialize in launching and recovering aircraft on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier, aircraft fuelin... more

Marine Completes Four-Year Odyssey to Enlist

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Marine Corps News | Jul 03, 2014

Greensboro, NC -- Pvt. Katherine L. Palacio's love for the Marine Corps is infections. With every word and action she has proven herself loyal to the Corps' core values of honor, courage and commitment, and has shown her unending perseverance. For the past four years, Palacio has fought for her place among the few, the proud, and she has finally earned it. On June 6, Palacio walked across the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., pa... more

Basic Training Chain of Command

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Basic Training Chain of Command Everyone in the military has a chain of command. The chain of command is used to issue orders (downward) and to ask for clarification and resolve problems (upward). The military chain of command is such an integral part of military life that you’ll be required to memorize your basic training chain of command within the first week or two of arrival. In fact, your instructors will often ask you questions ab... more

Sergeant Major's son joins the Marine Corps

Lance Cpl. Lawrence A. Liechty

Marine Corps News | Jun 18, 2014

San Diego -- Every recruit has his own personal reason for joining the Marine Corps. For one recruit, it was to continue his father's legacy. Lance Cpl. Lawrence A. Liechty, Platoon 2127, Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, knew he had large shoes to fill when he enlisted in the Marine Corps. "My father is the sergeant major of Recruiting Station San Francisco," said Liechty. "I want to take what he has taught me throughout my child... more

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One of the most important choices you will make when joining the military is what job you want to do. With hundreds of jobs to choose from, it can be very tough to narrow it down to just one. This section will give you some insight into many of the different jobs each service has to offer.

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