The US military follows a time honored tradition of retiring and destroying damaged US flags. That protocol is outlined in US Code, Title 4, Chapter 1 which (link) outlines the disposing of such flags in a manner that shows respect for the flag and the service it has provided. Yet, I frequently see people flying very damaged flags in very prominent locations. [more inside]
My dad paid for 200k worth of schooling for me, i got a BA in Economics from a good school, went on to do some independent film production, quit my job with my boss 6 months ago, finally saw the last film I helped produce premiere at TIFF, and I've been re-evaluating what I want to do with my life. (Currently 24.5 years old.) I want to join the Army and become a Ranger, like my uncle (who my dad despises) but I don't know how to go about telling my dad. [more inside]
Where/how can I find comprehensive military deployment statistics going back to the Civil War? [more inside]
Three questions: (1) How many current civil service employees are also reserve/national guard members, (2) How many current civil service employees were also active duty military service members, and (3) How many of both groups retired from the military? I've been to DOD, the Census, OPM ... I'm not having much luck.
How are the relationships between the American military personnel and the local population in Germany? [more inside]
How destructive are current U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals relative to their maximum levels? [more inside]
How can I get to know U.S. military culture? Details inside. [more inside]
In the US army, majors outrank lieutenants, but lieutenant generals outrank major generals. How did this happen?
Does anyone have a source that lists the total number of US troops, the number currently deployed, where these troops are specifically deployed and the number of troops that are not on active duty.