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Source for military customs, prejudices, traditions

I've been reading a book in which a US-like military and its organization are frequently discussed, and I'm curious about informal traditions and unspoken rules within the military, like how commissioned and non-commissioned officers feel about each other, how certain ranks defer to one another in certain circumstances, why sergeants are (apparently) hated by privates, and all that. Any good FAQs, guides, blogs, that sort of thing?
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Jun 5, 2016 - 2 answers

About how many total bullets and missiles did WW2 era Japan have?

I would assume that WW2-era Japan would have over 220,000 individual rounds of ammunition, but is that true? How many bullets would there be per plane, ship, individual gun, plus in storage, and how many planes, ships, etc? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on May 21, 2016 - 8 answers

Is enlisting in the Air Force at age 38 a terrible idea?

I'm 38 with a poor resume: not getting callbacks when I apply for jobs. I'm getting to feel quite downtrodden and that I'm slipping through the cracks of society. I thought I was too old for military enlistment but I just found out that technically I'm not... [more inside]
posted by glonous keming on Apr 30, 2016 - 22 answers

How does an anti-war liberal deal with a partner in the military?

Partner on military deployment overseas. What do I do about my feelings on war? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2016 - 11 answers

Air Force Jobs: Cyber Security vs. Computer Systems Programming

Can anyone provide any information or details on either of these jobs, good or bad? [more inside]
posted by momzilla on Jun 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Help me bring my fabric design idea to fruition!

An enthusiastic but unskilled n00b needs help putting together a Spoonflower fabric design. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Apr 16, 2013 - 2 answers

Appealing ELS discharge with the USAF?

Just over three years ago, I was discharged from the US Air Force during basic (a month in). It was classed as an ELS, but my code was 2c. I've since worked through the issues that caused said separation, but I have absolutely no idea what I should do. I guess my question is, should I appeal my discharge? If so, how would I do that? (the AF Board of Records says to file paperwork with them only when all other avenues have been exhausted) If I were to look at another branch (say, US Army) would I even have to appeal? (Info I found says that you can potentially get a waiver, but I don't know how to approach this with a recruiter, especially now with looming defense cuts.) I'm honestly not sure what I should be doing. Any help is appreciated.
posted by FriscoBowie on Mar 4, 2013 - 4 answers

Bipolar civilian on a military base overseas?

Will my bipolar (unspecified) interfere with getting a civilian job with the American military overseas? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2012 - 5 answers

How to celebrate a major promotion?

How to celebrate an Air Force promotion from afar? [more inside]
posted by TrixieRamble on Jun 18, 2012 - 8 answers

How to find dates of U.S.military service?

My 82 year old brother can't recall his dates of military service. He was in the U.S. Air Force in the 1950's and left with an Honorable Discharge but he can't recall the dates. Can anyone give advice as to how these dates could be ascertained? What agency should be contacted and can it be done online? Thanks.
posted by Tullyogallaghan on May 11, 2012 - 12 answers

What's your experience with ROTC/Corps of Cadet?

What's your experience with ROTC/Corps of Cadet? [more inside]
posted by enroute888 on May 28, 2011 - 4 answers

How do you become a veteran?

How do you argue to become a veteran? [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jan 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Does an expunged arrest prevent me from entering the Air Force?

Will I be rejected by the Air Force due to a charge that was "expunged"? [more inside]
posted by ilovehistory on Jul 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Booted from the Air Force?

Will the Air Force really kick him out for a failed physical fitness test? [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Mar 7, 2010 - 5 answers

What would the USAF do with a guy with an engineering master's?

If I joined the US Air Force Reserve with a master's degree in aerospace engineering from a good school, what kind of work would they put me in? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Feb 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me Understand my Grandfather's Military Funeral

Help me Understand my Grandfather's Military Funeral [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Jan 27, 2010 - 19 answers

Military Bratology

Military Brat Filter: Explain a military brat childhood to someone who grew up in a touchy-feely liberal household that never moved once. I’m looking for either long-form articles or personal stories. How often did you move? What were the things you learned? Did you have coping mechanisms? What were the bases like? How has it affected you as an adult? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me prepare for nomination interviews!

I'm applying for the Air Force Academy. I have interviews with my senators today, who will hopefully extend me a nomination. What can I do to make it the best experience possible? [more inside]
posted by pyrom on Nov 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Will taking medicine for ADHD prevent me from joining the Air Force?

Will my short history of taking medication for ADHD prevent me from entering the military? [more inside]
posted by pyrom on Aug 12, 2009 - 9 answers

What is the military's stance on Celiacs disease in the service?

I'm considering enlisting but was unsure how a gluten intolerance would play into it all. I'm interested in the navy but any info would be great.
posted by isopropyl on Jun 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Is the military my oyster?

I'm planning on enlisting in the armed forces and I just scored a 97 on my ASVAB. Now what? [more inside]
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia on Mar 26, 2008 - 15 answers

Current and former civilian DoD employees, are/were you treated as second class citizens?

Current and former civilian Department of Defense employees, are/were you treated as second class citizens? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 answers

This Banner You March Under is ©

I need to research the copyright holders and original authors of a famous slogan... [more inside]
posted by rschram on Sep 13, 2005 - 7 answers

US Armed Forces

I would like to know about the rationale behind the splitting of the US Armed Forces into its four major branches: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines. [more inside, soldier] [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Feb 4, 2005 - 28 answers

Should I join the Air Force?

MilitaryFilter: So I'm thinking about joining the Air Force. [MI] [more inside]
posted by MrAnonymous on Nov 25, 2004 - 23 answers

Are there any veterans making money from patriotic songs?

Among musicians making more than a few bucks from patriotic songs (like Toby Keith and the current lineup of Lynyrd Skynyrd), who are actually veterans of the US military? [more inside]
posted by mischief on Aug 11, 2004 - 11 answers

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