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What do I wear???

What should I wear to a business meeting on a military base? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 - 13 answers

Valentine's day surprise for military boyfriend, no deliveries involved?

Please help me plan a valentine's day surprise for my military fiance :) [more inside]
posted by saraindc on Feb 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I leave the National Guard after 18 years, or should I finish up the last two so that I can retire at 20? [more inside]
posted by KillaSeal on Jan 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Press F to pick up your favourite weapon

In almost every military video game that I've played, you are allowed to exchange your current weapon for a dead enemy's. Is it legal to do this in real life? More questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Senza Volto on Jan 24, 2012 - 27 answers

Respecting elders who are acting Unrespectable (Bar Etiquette)

An older gentleman who comes to our local often enjoys singling me out for loud and overbearing criticism, even when he isn't part of the ongoing conversation. I need a good turn-off phrase to de-fuse his little bombs. [more inside]
posted by halfbuckaroo on Dec 14, 2011 - 24 answers

Texting the boyfriend while he serves

What should I expect in terms of opportunities to communicate from a boyfriend looking to enter the medical side of the U.S army in the next few months? [more inside]
posted by crackerz on Nov 8, 2011 - 8 answers

Adventurous and skill building career aside from the Military?

As a Canadian, is it possible for me to join something like the Army where I can learn and do all kinds of cool stuff (like what you see in all the commercials) without having to do the unpleasant business of killing people and whatnot? [more inside]
posted by dino terror on Oct 20, 2011 - 22 answers

Did you finish your homework? SIR YES SIR!

What should I do about an aspiring Marine in my class who keeps encouraging others to join the service? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames on Oct 13, 2011 - 39 answers

Is he Bond, James Bond?

One of my relatives has a secret military and/or intelligence job. Help me deduce what he does? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Oct 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Military attitudes toward decision-making

How do military attitudes about decision-making differ from civilian ones? [more inside]
posted by stebulus on Sep 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Air Force Tech School Phases - When can I see my boyfriend?

Air Force Tech School Phases - When can I see my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by audio on Sep 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Staying friends with an ex who may be in denial about his sexuality?

A guy I was seeing abruptly decided he was not gay and cut off contact with me. How can I help him through what he's going through and preserve our friendship, or at least make sense of this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 20 answers

Soldier who commited suicide because of DADT?

Looking for the name of a soldier that commited suicide because of homophobia. [more inside]
posted by alona on Sep 1, 2011 - 2 answers

U.S. military service casualties?

Is there a site that lists ALL of the names of U.S. military service personal casualties from all wars/conflicts/etc? [more inside]
posted by jca on Aug 2, 2011 - 4 answers

ROTC and graduate school at the same time?

Is it reasonable to join ROTC while getting an MPP? [more inside]
posted by mewohu on Jul 15, 2011 - 2 answers

Shred it!

Computer and/or military history nerds -- please lend your speculations. Was Joe doing mundane data entry or something secret and spy-like? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jul 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Why do military personnel salute the First Lady?

Why do military personnel salute the First Lady if she's not a higher-ranking officer? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jun 9, 2011 - 24 answers

Can we keep it, Sarge?

When a weapons cache is seized by the U.S. military, does the military destroy the weapons or absorb them into its own arsenal? Does the same apply to fissile material? When drug money is seized or found by local law enforcement, does that local jurisdiction get to keep the money if all requisite investigations do not lead to the money being returned to a legitimate owner?
posted by HotPatatta on Jun 6, 2011 - 17 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

Seeking Interesting Military Stories

Looking for military stories, but that do not center solely around combat. These can be from any military excursion (humanitarian aid, covert ops, etc....) from WWII until today. [more inside]
posted by JonesVery on May 13, 2011 - 16 answers

Organizational Skills like the Military - Without the Military.

Military envy: How to get that military focus, time & project management skills, excellent organization and self-discipline without the actual military experience? (From a book or a simple way of thinking about it?) Advice from military men and women much appreciated, as well as any self-discipline guru. [more inside]
posted by Dukat on May 4, 2011 - 14 answers

Dear new friend.

I would like to be a Mid-East soldier's internet pen pal. [more inside]
posted by hubble on Apr 25, 2011 - 11 answers

What do BOUNCE and FAMILIAR mean in a WWII airman's logbook?

NAVY TERMINOLOGY HELP! I'm reading through my grandpa's old flight logs (he was on the crew of a PBY during WWII), and just need help deciphering a couple of terms I see again and again. Both are located in the "Remarks" column of the logbook: FAMILIAR & BOUNCE. Other terms like Ferry, Scouting, Patrol, and Photography are pretty self explanatory, but I have no idea what these two mean. Any help?
posted by rawredmeat on Apr 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Military Learning

Finding a military-friendly college? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Mar 1, 2011 - 12 answers

Wants to join the military but not physically capable

I want to join the military but am not physically capable. I want to help out, but since strength and fitness are not my strong points, I am thinking of contributing other services that won't require those. But I heard that everyone, even the people not in physically demanding jobs like medical and intelligence force, must pass physical tests and training. I am willing to train myself beforehand if it's required, but I need to know what I must do and how everything works. Thanks.
posted by kopi on Feb 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me add truthiness to this fictional anecdote involving the military.

I want to write a short, not-very-detailed fictional anecdote about a soldier who gets separated from his unit during a (short) firefight and winds up lost for a few minutes in a Middle-Eastern city, before his fellows find him. This will be just a few paragraphs in a larger story. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 3, 2011 - 8 answers

So what's like in an area of Germany with large American military bases?

How are the relationships between the American military personnel and the local population in Germany? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Jan 25, 2011 - 17 answers

I'm a Navy Jack n' I'm okay; I work all night....and I work all day!

How to pack for living at sea? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 17, 2011 - 5 answers

How long did it take to implement DADT?

I'm curious: how long did it take to implement DADT? [more inside]
posted by sbutler on Jan 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Segregated troops at Ft. Gordon, Georgia in 1950s

My father-in-law, who is 81, was stationed at Ft. Gordon in Georgia in 1951, as part of the signal corps. He has charged me with finding out anything I can about the segregated troops during the period. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Dec 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Captain America could be an army captain. What about all the other Captain (Adjective)s?

Naming any person or character not obviously in the armed forces "Captain (Adjective)" automatically signifies Superhero. Where did this trope originate? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Can I take the camera out of an iphone?

Quick and simple. Will my iPhone still work when I take the camera out? [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Dec 19, 2010 - 12 answers

Mystery object in military photo?

Mystery object in military photo? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Nov 28, 2010 - 19 answers

War Film + Broken Telephone

I'm looking for examples of scenes in war films where soldiers are lost or isolated and a faulty field phone (or other non-dependable instrument of communication) gives them their hope of being rescued or relieved. I am especially interested in films that were shot before WW2, if at all possible.... but later examples are also welcome. Anything come to mind? [more inside]
posted by rottytooth on Nov 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Does intelligence work impact international travel?

Does working in US intelligence or for private firms closely integrated with US intelligence impact future international employment or citizenship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Does the military put off swearing in recruits

My son-in-law is supposedly going in the military. This is a big deal because he has not kept a job to provide for my daughter and grandson and so this seems like a sign of responsibility. But when my daughter announces that he is finally going to be sworn in on _insert date_, when the date comes, he hasn't left to be sworn in and she always says they keep putting it off. Is this how the military operates? Or are they lying to us?
posted by frodoxiii on Nov 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering?

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering? [more inside]
posted by spmcbride1201 on Nov 11, 2010 - 16 answers

What should I read about Just War?

Do you have recommendations for good readings on Just War theory and debates? Any and all perspectives welcome, from Thomas Aquinas to modern day. Links to good summaries and reviews of leading works/thinkers very good too. This is for thesis writing, so especially looking for the academic or at least erudite. Thanks very much for any tips!!
posted by zresearch on Nov 8, 2010 - 16 answers

What's life like in the military?

If I joined the military as a potential 68W (Healthcare Specialist), what would the next few years of my life look like? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Nov 3, 2010 - 12 answers

High School transcripts from an out-of-business private school?

How do you go about requesting high school transcripts from a private school that no longer exists? [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Oct 25, 2010 - 7 answers

“Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.”

What inspirational or instructive inscription should I have engraved on a (new) military officer's sword? [more inside]
posted by emtanner on Oct 22, 2010 - 30 answers

"Vomitin' when runnin' means yer winnin'!!"

Better late than never? I just finished my bi-annual Personal Fitness Assessment for the military and really need a "game plan" for getting a better passing score next spring. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Oct 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Books for Someone in Basic Training?

My brother is in Army Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood. He is unable to receive any care packages at this time, only Military-related books. I believe it's not limited to non-fiction. What are some entertaining and educational books for someone in Basic Training? Fiction and non-fiction welcome. Thanks!
posted by santaliqueur on Oct 11, 2010 - 20 answers

What Are Some Great Movies About War?

We're watching Gettysburg, which is a great education in the Civil War for our 15-year-old son. What are other great movies about battles and war?
posted by musofire on Oct 6, 2010 - 48 answers

Chilean miners evacuation priority

Why would they evacuate the able before the weak? [more inside]
posted by lholladay on Oct 5, 2010 - 5 answers

The Things They Carry

What sorts of small talismans or good luck charms might be carried by a modern day American soldier in Afghanistan or Iraq? [more inside]
posted by np312 on Oct 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Who tries the military?

[lawfilter] What happens in your country to a soldier that kills a citizen? [more inside]
posted by edmz on Sep 6, 2010 - 21 answers

If You Pop That One More Time.....

The speakers are popping and it's driving me crazy. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

The Art of War

If you knew someone who had an instinctive grasp for tactics and strategy--a person who could, given a specific scenario, immediately determine the most effective course of action for winning a battle or a series of engagements--but who could not serve in the military due to specific physical limitations, what would you advise him to pursue as far as education and career choices, to make the most of this ability? [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 1, 2010 - 17 answers

Military Baggage

What do military people do when they need to store their various items "somewhere" while they are stationed on a ship, sometimes for years at a time? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Aug 24, 2010 - 12 answers

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