Military Terminology - Page 6

Stop Loss Order

Stop-Loss Order

Updated: May 11, 2020

What is a “Stop-Loss” order? Stop-Loss has been described as an involuntary extension of a currently-serving military member’s term of active service. In such cases, the servicemember’s original Estimated Time In Service date (ETS) is extended beyond the original date specified in the servicemember’s legally binding commitment to the military. If the service member was […]

Read More
Selective Service System SSS

Selective Service System

Updated: March 31, 2020

What is the Selective Service System (SSS)? This agency is responsible for collecting the personal data of all men in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 (born after 1960) for use in the event of a national emergency requiring the use of a military draft. The personal data collected includes current […]

Read More
Check Your Six Watch Your Six

Check Your Six

Updated: March 31, 2020

Top Gun. Iron Eagle. Rescue Dawn. All major films that feature military aircraft in combat. As with any highly specialized career field, there is jargon, lingo, and mission-specific slang that accompanies the more formal language required to teach flight science. One of those slang terms is “check your six” or “watch your six.” Watching your […]

Read More
MREs - Meals Ready To Eat

MREs (Meal Ready-to-Eat)

Updated: March 23, 2021

Ah yes, the MRE. Also known as a Meal Ready-to-Eat, MREs are nothing new to service members, whether it be marines, soldiers, sailors, or even airmen. These meals ready to eat often have a reputation for being dreaded – but believe it or not, many veterans miss them and often look for them as civilians. […]

Read More
Army Combat Fitness Test_MB

Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT)

Updated: March 23, 2021

The Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) is a replacement for the old Army fitness test which has been in use since 1980. The Army Combat Fitness Test is a highly upgraded version of the old physical fitness test soldiers need to ready to pass as part of their military service. It is age and gender-neutral, […]

Read More
Definition Of A War Veteran

Definition Of A War Veteran

Updated: March 24, 2021

There are many definitions for terms such as “veteran” and “war veteran.” Some definitions are more important than others, especially if you need to know what the legal definition of such terms are where veteran benefits are concerned. That’s right – there are specific definitions and requirements to be considered a veteran or a war […]

Read More
American Forces Network

The American Forces Network

Updated: March 16, 2021

Chances are good you have never heard of the American Forces Network, or AFN. However, almost anyone who has been stationed overseas, such as military service personnel, military dependents, DoD employees, civil service employees, or who has served aboard a military vessel at sea, can verify that AFN is often a large part of their […]

Read More
Defense Security Service-DSS

Defense Security Service (DSS)

Updated: March 16, 2021

There is a federal agency known as the Defense Security Service (DSS) that has been in the headlines in the last decade for a variety of reasons; one significant development involving the agency occurred in April of 2019 when a presidential executive order “shifted responsibility” for background investigations of those applying for security clearances. That […]

Read More
Veterans Affairs Acronyms & Terms

Veterans Affairs Acronyms & Terms

Updated: March 21, 2021

A list of common and frequent VA acronyms, terms and abbreviations that are used when discussing veterans benefits, health, education, retirement and disability. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and involved individuals use many acronyms and abbreviations. Browse through the acronym list letter by letter or use the search box to quickly look up […]

Read More
Veterans Administration Approved

What Does It Mean To Be VA Approved

Updated: March 23, 2021

There are a variety of VA programs for veterans including education, healthcare, home loans, and nursing homes. These programs depend on a combination of VA provided and private contractor provided services. The non-government agencies that work with the Department of Veterans Affairs must be VA-approved in order to do business with the agency and offer […]

Read More
New Military Discount Finder
Unlock Exclusive Access to Hundreds of Verified Military Discounts
Claim Your Military Discounts »