A Marine with Company A, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, maintains security during a mechanized raid in Okinawa, Japan, Jan 24, 2013.
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Here’s What It’s Like To Be A Marine Stationed In Okinawa, Japan
Here are some things you probably didn’t know about Okinawa, Japan, the keystone of the Pacific that many Marines call home.
Shartim Robinson topped out at 405 pounds at 18 years of age. On Oct. 13, at age 20, Future Soldier Robinson ships from the Albany Military Entrance Processing Center to Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
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This Army Recruit Lost Half His Body Weight In Order To Enlist
Shartim Robinson lost 205 pounds to join the U.S. Army.
Graduates from the U.S. Military Academy congratulate each other after their graduation and commissioning ceremony in West Point, N.Y., May 23, 2015.
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How Affirmative Action Works At West Point
The service academies may not have traditional affirmative action policies, but they are making a major effort to diversify the officer corps.
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Scott Carlson, right, helps Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician 3rd Class Christian Rivera put on a bomb suit during an emergency response training scenario.
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There Are Some Things Only EOD Can Get Away With
There are some things only explosive ordnance disposal technicians can get away with, like booby trapping each other.
Sergeant Preston T. Brown, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, instructs a recruit to respond louder during pick up at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Dec. 18.
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These Are The First Words Out Of Your Drill Instructor’s Mouth
These are the first words you’ll ever hear your senior drill instructor say during Marine Corps boot camp.
Capt. Joshua McClure administers the oath of enlistment to his son, Danny, at the Military Entrance Processing Station in Charlotte, N.C., June 26, 2015. Danny becomes the sixth generation of his family to enlist into military service and the third who was enlisted by his or her parent.
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10 Dumb Reasons We Joined The Military
We reached out to see the crazy reason why you, the readers, joined the military. Here’s what you said.
MARSOC Raider in training.
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This Video Will Make You Want To Join Marine Special Ops
A new MARSOC training video offers an incredible behind-the-scenes look at the Marine Corps’ deadliest unit.
Maj. Bishane, a 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper pilot, controls an aircraft from Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.
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Rank And Pay Should Differ For Civilians Entering The Military Mid Career
This is why civilians entering the military at mid-level positions shouldn't be given the rank associated with their paygrade.
Sgt. Debra C. Riddle, anti-tank missileman, and Cpl. Thomas P. Gray III, anti-tank missileman  both with Weapons Company, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, fire the Mk-153 shoulder-launched multipurpose assault weapon during a squad supported attack at Range G6 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Feb. 4, 2015.
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What It Now Takes To Enter A Combat Job In The Marine Corps
Here’s a breakdown of the Marine Corps' new standards for Marines entering combat arms jobs.
Chief petty officers from Naval Air Station Jacksonville salute at the opening for the fiscal year 2013 chief petty officer pinning ceremony.
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Navy Will Hire Civilians As Chiefs And Captains Out Of Boot Camp
The Navy wants to recruit mid-career specialists to fill technical jobs. They will become chiefs and captains after only completing boot camp.
Maj. Ryan Corrigan, 157th Fighter Squadron pilot, sits in the cockpit of an F-16 Fighting Falcon during sunrise, Sept. 9, 2013.
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Here’s 2 Solutions To The Air Force’s Pilot Retention Problem
The key to stop the hemorrhaging of rated officers and setting the force on solid footing is simple.
U.S. Marine Cpl. Jett M. Kack fires his M40A3 Rifle during a known distance qualification at Hathcock Range, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Oct. 7, 2015.
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5 Things I Learned From The Marine Corps’ Scout Sniper School
A former Marine scout sniper shares life lessons from the Marine Corps’ Scout Sniper Basic Course.
A U.S. Army Ranger instructor explains the technical instructions of rappelling from the 50-foot rock to his left in Dahlonega, Ga., April 13, 2009.
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How To Survive Mountain Phase Of Ranger School
While injury is difficult to avoid, you can prepare for certain parts of Mountain Phase.
Intelligence Specialist 3rd Class Jacob Lambert, assigned to the U.S. Pacific Command Joint Intelligence Operation Center, uses an indirect calorimeter to check his metabolic rate during a Wellness Vehicle visit.
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6 Surprising Medical Conditions That’ll Disqualify You From Service
There are some pretty unusual medical conditions that can disqualify you from serving in the U.S. military.
After completing an obstacle course, soldiers at Fort Benning, Georgia, help each other toward the next challenge.
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What Soldiers In The Infantry Go Through To Earn Their Title
An Army drill sergeant discusses the rite of passage soldiers undergo before they become infantrymen.