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Female Marine recruits have arrived at Recruit Depot San Diego for training for the first time ever
This is happening!
Military leaders worry America’s youth are still too fat or dumb to fight
"Without coordinated action, these trends pose a significant threat to the future of the all-volunteer force."
I dreamed of becoming a Marine my entire life. Then I learned I was undocumented
"I couldn’t work legally. I couldn’t get a driver’s license. Worst of all, I was prohibited from defending my country."
The Marine Corps is considering merging all infantry jobs into just one MOS
Commandant Gen. David Berger has prioritized redesigning the Marine infantry battalion as part of a 10-year plan to modernize the Corps
The Air Force may push some troops towards the reserves after hitting record retention numbers
The Air Force's years-long pilot shortage continues, however.
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 Space Force is sorry about this ‘clumsy’ tweet about the Space Force
The U.S. Space Force may have a growing command structure and expansive doctrine, but it's missing something critical to the sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces' success: people
Hundreds of Marine recruits have now tested positive for COVID-19 at boot camp
The Marine Corps has seen hundreds of new recruits at boot camp test positive for the illness caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), but their symptoms have been so mild that it hasn't disrupted training, a two-star general said this week
The Army wants to bring in 10,000 new soldiers during a three-day recruiting spree
"We're excited to bring young men and women into our force so they can learn, listen, and actually become part of the greatest Army on the face of the Earth."
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us one thing: we should all serve
With most of the United States under lockdown orders in an effort to “flatten the curve” in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the time spent isolated in our homes should offer an opportunity to reflect on how we got here
No, having COVID-19 doesn’t disqualify you from joining the military
You can still join the ranks if you've had COVID-19.
The Marine Corps wanted a university to study co-ed boot camp. No one applied
A planned independent, in-depth assessment of the Marine Corps' historically gender-segregated boot camp training model hasn't started yet — because no one has volunteered to conduct it
Army to resume sending recruits to basic training despite COVID-19 cases at Fort Jackson
“We’ve done pretty well overall, all things considered.”
These states contributed the most troops to America’s wars in 2019
As the Global War on Terror enters its 19th year, new research underscores how different states are bearing the human costs of the forever wars
Here’s who will get the first chance to transfer into the Space Force
The U.S. Space Force is preparing to accept troops transferring from other services, officials told lawmakers this week. But some would-be Space Force professionals might have longer to wait than others
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.
The Air Force failed to close its pilot manning gap for the fifth year in a row
For the fifth consecutive year, the Air Force has failed to completely close its pilot manning gap through retaining, and recruiting and training new pilots, recently released data shows
This 59-year-old veteran left the Army a decade ago. Now he’s headed back to basic training
"To have the opportunity to serve again is a thrill"
A ‘Captain Marvel’ effect? Air Force Academy sees its most female applicants in 5 years
The Air Force effort to hitch its wagon to Captain Marvel's star appears to have been an unreserved success
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 British Army wanted ‘snowflakes’ last year. Now it wants binge-drinkers and nervous Nellies
Last year, the British Army made headlines when it said it wanted "snowflakes" in its ranks. This year, the Army is calling on social media addicts, binge-drinkers, and anyone else who spends their time desperately searching for a confidence boost, no matter how short-lived it may be
Combat engineers: Destroying things and building them back up again
Combat engineers: Destroying things then building them back up
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