Joining the Military

Re-enlistment and rejoining the military

Re-Enlistment and Rejoining the Military

Updated: November 9, 2022

You may want to rejoin the military after your discharge for many reasons. You might miss the camaraderie or you may want to re-enlist for financial, insurance or other benefits. No matter your reason, rejoining the military isn’t as simple as filling out an application and picking up where you left off. You might even […]

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Defense Language Aptitude Battery Testing DLAB

Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) Testing

Updated: November 4, 2022

What is Defense Language Aptitude Battery testing? U.S. Army forms include a request to be administered a DLAB test. These forms describe the program as follows: “The Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) evaluates the aptitude of a soldier to learn a foreign language.” Not all troops need to learn another language as part of their […]

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Basic Military Training

Preparing for Basic Training

Updated: November 7, 2022

Many potential new recruits and their families are understandably concerned about the rigors of basic training. Whether it’s the Army, the Air Force, the Navy, the Marine Corps, or the Coast Guard, how should someone get ready for these fitness requirements? What follows should not be considered medical advice. This is information provided based on […]

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Parents of Servicemembers

Parent’s Military Deployment Questions

Updated: November 4, 2022

There are many questions parents have when a son or daughter decides to join the United States military. Some of those important questions concern military deployments and the safety of the troops who serve in this capacity. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about military deployments: What Does It Mean to Be […]

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U.S. Army Enlistment Height & Weight Requirements

U.S. Army Enlistment Height & Weight Requirements

Updated: November 4, 2022

If you want to join the Army, one area you should get familiar with as soon as possible is the U.S. Army enlistment height and weight requirements. Army height and weight requirements are a crucial part of the screening process for future soldiers. All officers and enlisted personnel must contend with these requirements as a […]

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Joining the Military With A Criminal Record

Updated: November 2, 2022

Joining the military with issues in your past, such as a criminal record, is not impossible, but much depends on the age, nature, and severity of the issues that led to the run-ins with the law. DoD ‘Moral Standards’ This issue comes up because the Department of Defense has a set of criteria it will […]

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ASVAB Test

ASVAB Test

Updated: November 2, 2022

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test is used by each branch of the military to determine a military recruit’s aptitude in ten different areas. The ASVAB test helps assign new recruits into career fields they may be well-suited for, but the ASVAB should not be considered an IQ test. It is a multiple-aptitude […]

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army grooming standards

Army Grooming Standards Guide

Updated: December 23, 2022

Editor’s Note: The Army modified its uniform and grooming standards in 2021 and added more authorized tattoos in 2022. Updates included significant changes to Army Regulation (AR) 670, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, and the new ALARACT 40/2021, U.S. Army Appearance and Grooming Modifications. The Purpose of AR 670-1 AR 670-1 prescribes […]

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PiCat Test

PiCAT Test

Updated: March 4, 2022

Many veterans entered military service after taking the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, which scores recruits in a group of ten areas for the best-suited job. The ASVAB is a proctored, timed, three-hour test that must be administered under a specific set of conditions as defined by Department of Defense policy and the recruiting standards […]

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joining the National Guard

Joining the National Guard

Updated: March 28, 2022

The concept of the citizen-soldier is an appealing one for some Americans. Many are eager to explore the opportunity to serve our country in uniform while still keeping a civilian job and a life “at home.” Some aren’t sure about a full-time commitment to what Gen. Colin Powell referred to as “the profession of arms,” […]

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