Lt. Col. John Hawbaker, commander of the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, issues the oath of reenlistment to Sgt. Patrick R. Bedford, an infantryman, after his three-year reenlistment at Qayyarah West, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2017.
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The Army Will Now Offer Cash Bonuses And 2-Year Contracts
The drawdown is being reversed, and now the Army needs to enlist 6,000 more troops.
Special operation soldiers of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command demonstrate their skills during the 2012 Capabilities Exercise, April 25, 2012.
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How The Military Decides Who’s Built For Its Toughest Units
As part of an ongoing series, Marty Skovlund Jr. explains why special operations forces have an additional selection process.
Service members salute the American flag during a retreat ceremony Oct. 2, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark.
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When We Realized We Wanted To Join The Military
For some people, joining the military is a snap decision, but for others it’s a lifelong goal.
Sgt. Dalton Anonsen engages targets while dragging a casualty dummy through a course of fire in the Pacific Combat Shooting Match on the Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 16, 2016.
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Marines Show How To Dominate At 3-Gun Shooting
We asked a pro shooter on the Marine Corps action shooting team how to dominate at three-gun shooting.
The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Philadelphia  arrives in Souda Harbor for a routine port visit to Greece's largest island.
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Life On A Submarine: Raunchy, Cramped, And Occasionally Smells Like Sh*t
A former submariner on life under the sea, what happens when the toilets get backed up, and why there’s a ceremony involving an M&M and a fat guy’s belly button.
Senior Drill Instructor Sgt. Timothy C. Hang, Platoon 3078, Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, leads his platoon during a final drill evaluation Sept. 21, 2016, on Parris Island, S.C.
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It Will Take More Than Increased Supervision To Fix Hazing At Marine Boot Camp
Even scoundrels have a point sometimes. Make it easier to get rid of non-performing recruits.
Drill instructors Sgt. Annasharon Baudet, left, and Staff Sgt. Charlotte Edwardson encourage Rct. Melanie Wolf to respond shortly after arriving July 14, 2014, at Parris Island, S.C.
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Recruiting More Women Into The Marine Corps Is Only Half The Solution
The Marine Corps’ high attrition rate for female recruits at boot camp isn’t a woman problem, it’s an accountability problem among recruiters.
U.S. Army Spc. Daryn Colledge, 168th Aviation Regiment UH-60 (Blackhawk) Helicopter repair student, practices routine maintenance during class at Fort Eustis, Va., July 28, 2016.
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This Super Bowl Champ Just Joined The Army
Daryn Colledge, a 34-year-old former offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins, joined the Idaho National Guard in March.
A YouTube screenshot from a 1970s Air Force Reserve commercial.
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This 1970s Air Force Commercial Is A Retro Gem
This retro recruiting commercial fully embraces the Air Force’s reputation for offering "the good life.”