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9 Top Tips About Basic Training

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Everyone has their opinion, but the experts are usually right! That is why I asked three basic training experts their opinions on the top three things you can do to prepare for boot camp. Below are their responses: Nick Van Wormer – The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook 1: The Minimum Isn't Going to Cut It Many recruits I speak with assure me they are ready for the physical aspect of basic training. However, I soon discover th... more

8 Tips To Ensure a Successful Military Career

New recruits are sworn in during the Army Reserve Mega Event in Whitehall, Ohio. (U.S. Army photo)

Once you are in, you need to make the most of it. The following ten tips can help you get the most from your military career. 1. Pay attention Remember, you are fresh out of basic, which means you have absolutely no clue what you are doing. When your first line supervisor tells you to do something that flies in the face of what you learned in basic, nod your head in a sagely manner and do what they tell you. What you learned in basic is all ... more

Top 10 Things You Should Know Before You Join the Military

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Every year, thousands of Americans consider serving in the military.  You can make the military a very rewarding growth experience if you prepare yourself before joining.  Here are the top ten things you need to understand and consider while you prepare to meet with a recruiter: 1. It's no one's job to motivate you to serve but yours! If you are considering the military, it is your responsibility to be motivated to serve your country.  ... more

Be an Asset: Train for the Military Mindset

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There are many things besides fitness that you should consider working on while you prepare to join the military.  In light of recent events in Paris, the following needs to be discussed to assist in creating the mindset required to become a member of the military, or just to help prevent yourself from being a victim.  Young, future members of our military were only 2-3 years old when the September 11 attacks occurred.  The understanding ... more

Joining the Coast Guard: Overview

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Thinking of joining the Coast Guard? Want to know what it takes, and what types of jobs in the Coast Guard are available? Get the low-down in this fact sheet. Coast Guard Basics The Coast Guard has more than 40,100 total Coast Guardsmen as of July, 2015. Directory of Coast Guard bases - Get a feel for the Coast Guard community with this directory of Coast Guard bases around the country. Coast Guard Unit pages on - Interested i... 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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