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6 Surprising medical conditions that will disqualify you from military service
A medical waiver may be in the cards.
3 things you need to be doing right now if you’re junior enlisted
Making little changes to the way you spend and save your money now can mean the difference between retiring and...
The Army is pivoting to a kinder, gentler start to basic training
The U.S. Army has replaced the chaotic reception recruits entering basic training have long received from shouting drill sergeants with a training event designed to create a bond with their teammates and leaders
The Taliban drove his family out of Afghanistan when he was a child. Now he wants to go back as a Marine
23 years ago, the Taliban drove Pvt. Atiqullah Assadi and his family from their home in Afghanistan. Now, he's a United States Marine, and he intends to go back.
The Marine Corps wants smarter grunts
The Marines are known for recruiting some of the most physically fit young people — and now they might be after the brainiest too.
New Army Combat Fitness Test
The Army is working on implementing its first gender-neutral Army Combat Fitness Test within the next five years.
New Army recruits will now take personality tests to help determine what jobs they’d be good at
The test determines leadership potential, resilience, and can even reveal how well the recruit would do on the fitness test.
The Army’s new marketing spot is basically ‘Avengers Assemble!’ for Gen Z
The Army's first commercial for its new 'What's Your Warrior' marketing campaign is here, and it's basically the equivalent of 'Avengers Assemble!' for the next great generation of soldiers
Calling all gamers: the Army’s Esports team is ready for its close-up
The Army wanted a slice of the multi-million dollar Esports pie
The student who disarmed a gunman during a Colorado high school shooting is now a US Marine
One of the high school students who helped take down and disarm a gunman during a school shooting earlier this year graduated from Marine Corps Recruit Training on Sept. 20.
The Army may have hit this year’s recruiting goal, but the service still has a long way to go
Despite touting new initiatives, digital platforms, and marketing techniques (and lowering its goal by 12,000 in 2019 amid a more modest growth plan in the next five years), the Army is not in the clear yet
A stray bullet cost a Philly rugby star his Army dreams. Then the brass read his story
After a grueling fight to get his strength back and return to the rugby pitch, Nasair Boston-Epps was rejected when he tried to join the Army. But that didn't stop him from pursuing his dream
We salute the Army recruit who got his first haircut in 15 years before shipping out to basic training
A 23-year-old California native received his first haircut in 15 years to enlist in the U.S. Army
US troops definitely want to keep deploying to Afghanistan, enlisted leaders say
The general attitude in the ranks on risky deployments is "quite the opposite" of what many might believe, said Army Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny, the top noncommissioned officer for the NATO Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan
A new bill would offer undocumented ‘Dreamers’ US citizenship in exchange for military service
Rep. Josh Harder is taking up legislation that would allow Dreamers to both enlist in the military and obtain citizenship through service in the armed forces
Lawmakers may force the Marine Corps to make boot camp coed in the next 5 years
Almost every operational role and training course in the military is gender integrated, with the exception of Marine Corps boot camp. Lawmakers want to change that
Young military hopefuls are willing to go to war for their country. Instead, many are losing their lives in school shootings
We should be both grateful honored that heroes like these aspired to serve in our nation's armed forces overseas — and deeply ashamed that so many of their lives were taken here on U.S. soil before they ever got the chance
The Army’s new promotion system could mean forced separations for some soldiers
The Army is launching a new merit-based promotion system for enlisted personnel that will reward qualified soldiers with more rank but also force "subpar" sergeants out of the service if they fail to meet the new standards
Some schools are barring recruiters from talking to students, Army secretary says
Army Secretary Mark Esper said on Friday that some schools "are not letting our recruiters in" to talk to students, and some school counselors "are not even presenting [the Army] as an opportunity, the chance to serve their country."
This Former Miss America Just Joined The Air Force
A former Miss America winner announced Tuesday that she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Teresa Scanlon, who won the...
The Air Force Is Looking For A Few Good Gamers
Editor’s Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. Forget...
The Scariest Part Of The Army’s Recruiting Crisis, According To Tim Kennedy
The Army’s been having a hell of a time filling its ranks. In late April, the service announced it would...
The Top 5 Reasons Soldiers Really Join The Army, According To Junior Enlisted
Americans join the Army for plenty of reasons: for country, family, and honor. According to a new study of enlisted...
The Marine Corps Can’t Seem To Hold Onto A Few Good Men
The Marine Forces Reserve can’t keep enough prior-service Marines to stay in to fill reserve billets for the first time...