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Military Dog Tags: Top 10 Cool Facts

It seems as of late, dog tags have become fashionable. So I am standing at a public urinal and this “kid” wearing a military surplus Army coat, boots that probably haven’t been polished since 1981 and a set of dog tags jingling around his neck is in the stall next to me. Giggling under my …

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United States Army Reserve Command (USARC): 13 Cool Facts

The United States is probably the best trained and overall, top-defended countries in the world. One of the reasons for this is the huge asset our military has in Reserve forces. At any given time, the Federal Government has the edge of calling up 1,000s of Reserve forces to guarantee that we are well prepared …

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What Is Rapid Trident?

In a joint effort to foster peace through defensive measures, several years ago the Rapid Trident training exercises have been taking place. I am writing this because just a few days ago, Rapid Trident 16 kicked off in the Ukraine. While Russia has thoughts that the United States is showing “its muscle” in a country …

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National Guard Zombie Training: 13 Cool Things You Should Know

Does the United States Army know something that we as citizens have not been made aware of? Is it just an elaborate joke or prank? Is the Army National Guard actually training for a possible zombie apocalypse? The answers in order are no (but probably yes), no and yes. In today’s post, we are going …

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88th Regional Support Command: 9 Things You Should Know

If you are in the Army Reserve in one of the upper Midwest States, you are probably familiar with the 88th Regional Support Command. This Army Reserve Command has an interesting history, and in today’s post, I am going to provide you with 9 things you should know about the 88th Regional Support Command. If …

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Army General Orders: The Complete List

I doubt that I will ever forget the majority of what I learned during the weeks of basic training I endured in the early 1980s at Fort Benning, Georgia. Here we are several decades later and it has come to my attention that one item that I learned has been cut down from 11 to …

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Readiness Management Period (RMP Funds): What You Should Know

RMP is an often misunderstood subject in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. In today’s post, we are going to delve into RMP Funds: what they are and how they work. RMP stands for Readiness Management Period. The essential purpose of RMP is to make sure that each and every service member is …

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The Defense Transportation System: An Overview

In today’s post, we are going to give you an overview of an area of the military that is often taken for granted, the Defense Transportation System. Just to provide you with an idea, if you were to take the transportation systems of New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles and put them together, you …

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TC-AIMS II: Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movement Systems II

In today’s post, we are going to discover some of the main points that you should know about TC-AIMS II (Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movement Systems II). This is the automated system used to manage the complete movement and deployments of Army units, along with other branches of the United States military. The …

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