• Can military training in a technical field find you job in the private sector as a civilian?

    for example lets say someone trains in the military as an aircraft mechanic, can they find employment after they are no longer in the military if they don't have any credentials outside of the military?
    for example lets say someone trains in the military as an aircraft mechanic, can they find employment after they are no longer in the military if they don't have any credentials outside of the military?
    19 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why does the US and Russia have so many nuclear weapons?

    Combined they have enough blow the planet up several times over. You only need a few to cause mass devastation.
    Combined they have enough blow the planet up several times over. You only need a few to cause mass devastation.
    11 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Will I lose all of job when I join the Military?

    I've recently got a job as a Biomedical Technician a month ago and I've been working 2 other jobs as environmental tech for Kaiser and field service technician for stryker for maybe 3 and 4 years now. Will I be covered by Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) when I leave for... show more
    I've recently got a job as a Biomedical Technician a month ago and I've been working 2 other jobs as environmental tech for Kaiser and field service technician for stryker for maybe 3 and 4 years now. Will I be covered by Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) when I leave for active duty for 4 years? Or at the least, will I still stay on their pay roll? I wanted to use these jobs as experience to get another a job once I am out of the coast guard.
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • Between the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force which has the tougher recruit training?

    Best answer: The Navy at one time was going nuts over weight standards. Then they got really looking at things. You train a guy to be on ship and watch a radar screen. That is his job, day in, day out. He can not get up to stretch, eat, go to the bathroom without another guy right there to give him a break. So he eats... show more
    Best answer: The Navy at one time was going nuts over weight standards. Then they got really looking at things. You train a guy to be on ship and watch a radar screen. That is his job, day in, day out. He can not get up to stretch, eat, go to the bathroom without another guy right there to give him a break. So he eats while he works, he drinks coffee while he works and he gets no exercise at all. He is good at his job but he gains weight. Now suddenly the ship comes back to port and he is 20 pounds over weight. The Navy was kicking out good troops for being over weight and it was just how things work when you do nothing but sit all the time watching a screen. FINALLY the Navy wised up and stopped kicking out good troops, instead they developed a better system. The Marines and Army have to be far more active on weight and fitness, the Air Force less so. Now, as far as your job choices, anything doing with security is going to be demanding, you can not be a couch potato and get away with it.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • How would a government shutdown affect the U.S. military and those that are currently serving?

    Best answer: That's a good question I think. I have read several articles on it but was at the commissary this afternoon and they were announcing over the intercom that the commissary would be closed through Tuesday as of 4 PM today because of the shut down. Supposedly the military though will still be paid as well as... show more
    Best answer: That's a good question I think. I have read several articles on it but was at the commissary this afternoon and they were announcing over the intercom that the commissary would be closed through Tuesday as of 4 PM today because of the shut down. Supposedly the military though will still be paid as well as retired veterans who are receiving disability or pensions. Luckily I have money in the bank to handle a long term shut down and not being paid that pension but for those that don't I truly feel sorry for if they are not paid when and as they should be. I did see where USAA was adopting a lose policy for those that might not be paid that have things like insurance and loans through them and not discontinuing coverage or enforcing the loans in terms of late fees and reporting people as delinquent or in default of their loans. This needs to get resolved and Congress should not be allowed to go home or be paid till this thing is settled-that's what they are paid to do.
    23 answers · 4 days ago
  • What do you do when your parents don't want you joining the military?

    I am a 21 year old woman looking at enlisting in the Navy. I've gotten some college under my belt, but it's been a bumpy ride of failing some semesters/classes. Long story short, I want to feel that sense of pride and become part of something bigger than myself. I shared the idea with my dad, and although... show more
    I am a 21 year old woman looking at enlisting in the Navy. I've gotten some college under my belt, but it's been a bumpy ride of failing some semesters/classes. Long story short, I want to feel that sense of pride and become part of something bigger than myself. I shared the idea with my dad, and although he wasn't upset, he was adamant that getting my four-year degree will instill more discipline in me than going into the military. He also believes that this will only provide a temporary solution and that when I come back into the civilian life, I will be royally screwed (financially and emotionally). I understand that I'm 21 and can make my own decisions... But it would be nice to at least put my dad at ease that this isn't the worst decision in the world.
    17 answers · 3 days ago
  • Whats the process of becoming an officer?

    hey guys hows it going. im currently enlisted in the USAFR and i would like to become an officer when i get my degree. i have 2 more years to do so and when my 2 years are up for school ill also finish my contract. what are my chances of being selected for an officer position? what is the process? i cant get any... show more
    hey guys hows it going. im currently enlisted in the USAFR and i would like to become an officer when i get my degree. i have 2 more years to do so and when my 2 years are up for school ill also finish my contract. what are my chances of being selected for an officer position? what is the process? i cant get any info from officers at my base because in my unit theyre always busy and im not going to ask a random i dont know.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Lying to get through MEPS?

    Best answer: Do what the Anonymous with the popular answer says. Civilians don't understand and realize that MEPS cannot pull your medical records. If every soldier that went through MEPS told the truth, we wouldn't have an armed forces. Their job at MEPS is to disqualify you. They will disqualify you based on your... show more
    Best answer: Do what the Anonymous with the popular answer says. Civilians don't understand and realize that MEPS cannot pull your medical records. If every soldier that went through MEPS told the truth, we wouldn't have an armed forces. Their job at MEPS is to disqualify you. They will disqualify you based on your word. If it's not physically visible or something that they can find out through blood draw or anything like that, don't bring it up. I didn't tell them about my ADHD, I wouldn't have been able to join at the time. Just be consistent with what you say. They will ask you the same question three different ways three different times. Be the perfect little future American soldier because that's what they want to hear. Civilians won't understand that you're not going to get into trouble. They had posters on the wall, had a Captain come in and tell us if we lie we're done, and we were even brought one by one into an office and questioned. You will be fine. If it's not obvious, don't mention it
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can civilians try a national guard drill weekend?

    I want to join the national guard, but am having a very hard time deciding between Air Force and Army. If i go army id like to shoot for Cav Scout, if i go AF id probably do Security Forces with a RedHorse unit. I was looking on a forum somewhere when someone had a similar dillemma, and somebody had suggested he... show more
    I want to join the national guard, but am having a very hard time deciding between Air Force and Army. If i go army id like to shoot for Cav Scout, if i go AF id probably do Security Forces with a RedHorse unit. I was looking on a forum somewhere when someone had a similar dillemma, and somebody had suggested he try to attend a drill weekend for each and see which one was more his speed. Is this possible? Can you observe/attend a drill weekend as a POTENTIAL recruit?
    8 answers · 17 hours ago
  • How so soldiers defend our freedom?

    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do military officers exist?

    Recently in an interview for an officer role in a branch of the British military, I was asked a question that left me stumped. Why do officers exist, if senior NCOs make important decisions on a daily basis. Does it suggest senior NCOs are incompetent/ untrustworthy? Of course I would strongly disagree, but what... show more
    Recently in an interview for an officer role in a branch of the British military, I was asked a question that left me stumped. Why do officers exist, if senior NCOs make important decisions on a daily basis. Does it suggest senior NCOs are incompetent/ untrustworthy? Of course I would strongly disagree, but what would a correct answer be to this question? Thanks in advance,
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Past self harm scars disqualify me for the navy?

    I used to self harm a lot on my thighs. Probably 100 scars on my thighs, clearly self inflicted. Not “I got scratched by my cat” passable by any means. does this automatically disqualify me from enlisting in the navy? I haven’t harmed in 4 years by the time I join and I’m willing to go speak to a psychiatrist if... show more
    I used to self harm a lot on my thighs. Probably 100 scars on my thighs, clearly self inflicted. Not “I got scratched by my cat” passable by any means. does this automatically disqualify me from enlisting in the navy? I haven’t harmed in 4 years by the time I join and I’m willing to go speak to a psychiatrist if needed.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Leaving for USCG basic training this summer. What to expect?

    I am currently a senior in high school and am leaving for basic training in July. I am curious to know what I will undergo during training and what I should know prior to my arrival. I have been thoroughly studying certain required knowledge but I would like to know what to expect in order to feel adequately... show more
    I am currently a senior in high school and am leaving for basic training in July. I am curious to know what I will undergo during training and what I should know prior to my arrival. I have been thoroughly studying certain required knowledge but I would like to know what to expect in order to feel adequately prepared for this next chapter in my life.
    6 answers · 7 hours ago
  • What is life like as an infantryman in the British Army?

    What is a typical day from experience? Does having A-levels help as a soldier (could of gone as a officer but chose not to at the moment)?
    What is a typical day from experience? Does having A-levels help as a soldier (could of gone as a officer but chose not to at the moment)?
    6 answers · 22 hours ago
  • [Navy] Is there anyway my girlfriend and I can live together at my first command even if we don’t get married?

    I’m in HM A-school right now and my girlfriend wants to get married just so we can live together. I’m an E-1. Is there any possible way we can live together at my first command or C-School if we aren’t married?
    I’m in HM A-school right now and my girlfriend wants to get married just so we can live together. I’m an E-1. Is there any possible way we can live together at my first command or C-School if we aren’t married?
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • How you become Tank driver US Army?

    My plan become tank driver... How you become tank driver? Would I forever stay Tank driver?
    My plan become tank driver... How you become tank driver? Would I forever stay Tank driver?
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why doesn't the United States have a law forbidding UFOs from its airspace?

    And the military ordered to shoot them down?
    And the military ordered to shoot them down?
    5 answers · 2 hours ago