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Top 17 Army Customs and Courtesies Every Soldier Should Know

When a person joins the Army, they also agree to abide by customs and courtesies, as well as rules and regulations. Some of these customs and courtesies may seem crazy to civilians, but when you really consider them, it is what gives a good reputation the Army needs to have. Some of these customs and …

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Understanding The Civilian Employer And The National Guard Duty Relationship

Businesses that employ National Guard soldiers can sometimes find themselves in a predicament. A large job comes in and the employer discovers that 2 of their best employees have their monthly National Guard training. There is a deadline for this job and the employer wonders if they can meet this deadline without those employees. The …

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Involuntary Separations in the Army: What You Should Know

There are circumstances when separation from the Army is necessary. In many cases, separation is voluntary, but there are also situations of involuntary separation too. We have noticed a large amount of involuntary separations as troops are brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Involuntary separation can be from certain issues such as: Failure to achieve …

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Army Women’s Hair Regulations: The Basics

While the Army has many Soldiers who come from different cultures and lifestyles, it has a long standing policy of keeping things simple, safe and typical. Hair styles have become a highly debatable subject in regards to Army regulations, but the Army has drawn up standards that seem fair for all involved. Men’s hair styles …

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The Army Values: What Every Soldier Should Know

From the very minute a person signs the dotted line and joins the United States Army, learning, living and breathing Army values becomes that Soldier’s primary mission. All other missions will be secondary because by following Army values, that Soldier will have the will and desire to complete any, and all other missions that they …

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Top 10 Reasons Every Veteran Should Join the VFW

VFW stands for Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW has been in service since 1899. While many people have the assumption that the VFW is full of old men sitting around a table drinking beer and telling war stories…sure, there is a little bit of that, but there is so much more. There are a …

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