What is the difference between military service on Active Duty, as a member of the National Guard, or as a Reservist? There are many nuances, and those new to the recruiting process soon learn there are multiple options for a career in uniform; not all involve a full-time commitment to the military. Active Duty Military […]
What is a Merchant Marine? If you search online, you will find a variety of sometimes confusing results. The Wikipedia entry is a good example of why it can be tricky to pin down what Merchant Marines do, how they are trained, and what the requirements are to become one. From Wikipedia, we learn that […]
Joining the military as a Reservist means serving your country while maintaining civilian employment and a mostly civilian lifestyle (outside of monthly and annual duty requirements). Before people make the choice to join the military as a Reservist, they naturally want to know what their chances of deployment might be. That depends on the nature […]
The United States Military has several categories of military service. There are active-duty troops, members of the Air National Guard and Army Guard, and members of the Reserve for each respective branch of service. But there is also another category known as the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), sometimes referred to as the Inactive Ready Reserve. […]
There are many military-related volunteer opportunities. Some people donate their time to the USO, military-aid societies such as the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society or Air Force Aid Society, and even the Red Cross. But some volunteers want to work more closely associated with the needs of veterans and their families, and the Department of Veterans […]
Ever since the announcement of the United States Space Force (USSF), there have been many people contemplating the types of military careers that could happen as a result of having a new branch of military service. Now that the USSF has become a reality, the interest in the new military branch is high enough to […]
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs leads the Department of Veterans Affairs, which is responsible for administering veteran benefits, memorials/cemeteries, and health care. The Secretary of the VA is a cabinet-level position, and while there is no formal requirement to lead the agency, most of those who have held the position have been military veterans. The […]
The Secretary of the United States Air Force serves the Department of Defense as the senior Air Force leader reporting to the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of the Air Force, sometimes also known as the Secretary of the Department of the Air Force, is the chief executive officer of the Air Force and the […]
Many interested in military service consider Military Police careers. Some choose these law enforcement military specialties because they are interested in building a career in uniform in this specific area. Others may sign up because they want to eventually wind up working for a federal agency such as the FBI, CIA, or for private security […]
Working from home has always been a great way for military spouses and veterans to start a career or earn some extra cash. But lately, the number of home-based businesses and job opportunities has skyrocketed, became more mainstream, and is now an essential part of our lives. Check out this list of some of the […]
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