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    Only a few people know what that entails. A common misconception is that boot camp is all about marching and getting yelled at. Although these things do take place while at basic training, they are meant for a much greater purpose: to form strong individuals that excel in teamwork and are willing to push their personal limits as far as they can reach. Basic training is divided among three phases: red phase, white phase, and blue phase. During the red phase, when the recruits arrive they will go through general orientation, receive haircuts and be issued a military uniform. When that is done they will begin “Basic Tactical Training, followed by Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical defense, landmine defense, and repelling down Confidence Tower” (Phase 1-Red). During this time, they will also learn about the seven Army core values, the heritage of the Army, and take the Army Physical Fitness Test to have a baseline score to use at the end to see where they started at. After the Red Phase comes the White Phase in which they learn to march, handle their rifles, practice exercises based on different scenarios, and make it through the confidence obstacle course. The last phase is called the Blue phase, where the soldiers learn to handle U.S. machinery and weapons, master field training exercises, and a 15…

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    Military Career

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    Planning a Career in the United States Armed Forces Are you very patriotic, like to travel, want job security and believe in the Constitution of our nation? Walter Reuther is quoted “There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well.” If you said yes to the above question or the quote sounds like you, consider a career in the United States Armed Forces. In my essay I will…

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    Military Police Career

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    Former US representative, Our nation's military and law enforcement personnel work hard to protect us. We must thank them for their continued vigilance. Without their sacrifice we would less capable of protecting our nation. When Javon was little he was never really sure what he wanted to be in life. Growing up I Javon had learned about some of his family was military, so he decided he wanted to serve my country proudly. Also I like the fact that we can conduct vehicle searches, open areas, and…

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    Why We Fight

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    (Jarecki 2005) is a documentary that is based on the American military force and especially its operations since World War II. The documentary focuses on the reasons behind the foreign military policy of the United States of America. It uses the invasion of Iraq in 2003 as an example to explain this policy. It covers multiple concepts, the most important one being the military industrial complex. Is the American foreign military policy in its own interest? What are their motives? The film…

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    Vernice Armour says, "Bottom line is if you can do the job, you should be out there doing it...man or a woman" (picture caption). Women were band from the military in 1994 but in 2013, Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempseysign a memorandum ending the 1994 ban on women serving in combat roles in the military (The Guardian). Women should be on the front lines with the men serving are country. “Women have plenty of opportunities in the military over 14,000…

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    Kenneth Brazile Jr Essay

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    We always appreciate those who served in the United States military because they fought for our freedom, and who is not appreciative of that? People always hear great stories about military veterans who won medals or executed extraordinary task. Not a lot of people hear stories or firsthand accounts from the regular enlisted or ex-soldiers. Kenneth Brazile Sr. was one of those great but average people to serve in this great nation’s military. He was in the Army way back in time around 1989. He…

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    Invisible War Reflection

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    Monday: Being a part of a military family means being a part of a community and network of people across the United States and world. Being a member of this group of people creates a special bond that outsiders may not fully understand. It can be difficult for civilians to understand that military members of service would choose to fight in a war that no one truly knows anything about. With modern technology, we can see that violence is a large part of war, but the battles our members of service…

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    As the United States military, and the American public at large, struggle with the legacy and lessons of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) in Iraq, and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan, Lieutenant General (Retired) Daniel Bolger’s book, Why We Lost, adds an important element to the debate. An element that questions the advice to political leadership, the strategy, and the leadership of the country’s senior military officers. Bolger’s service as a…

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    Military’s approach to pursuing and supporting stability in foreign regions, the U.S. Military must rethink its doctrine and organization around the “Stability Operation” title. The contemporary embrace of the term “Stability Operation” sets a misguided direction upon which organization and planning become confused. Stability is a desirable condition or objective. Stability is not an operation, however. The term “Stability Operation” must be removed from the U.S. Military lexicon and…

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    Veterans Stereotypes

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    Another stereotype and misconception that Veterans are given is that they are they are only good for killing others as well as to being completely uneducated and do not have any other skill other than the one they they get from training and working for the military. The skills that they do receive from the military are completely useless when adapting to civilian life, and veterans are viewed by some as useless, unskilled, and unemployed. That they are a huge waste of taxpayer money if they were…

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