There are a few different factors to consider if you want to know which military branch sees the most combat. Technically, it's going to be the US Army, but that's just by the numbers. Military Branches by the Numbers In total, there are 1,359,685 active duty personnel in the United States armed services, and 799,845 in reserve in a recent year. In the US Army … [Read more...] about What Military Branch Sees the Most Combat?
Written by CW4 Karl Metz For USMilitary.com I have been asked several times what it is like to fly the Apache attack helicopter in combat. The answer I usually give is what I think the person asking wants to hear; often along the lines of "it's like driving a Ferrari" or something similar, but always including a comment about the resourcefulness of the gun on the front of the … [Read more...] about Apache Attack Helicopter Pilot: To Maintain a Watchful Eye, “Above the Best”
The Army National Guard takes care of its soldiers. No matter where you live or what career goals you have set for yourself, when you become part of this branch of the military you know you are going to be in good hands for a very long time. Before you ship off to Basic Combat Training, you will attend the Recruit Sustainment Program. During these weekend sessions, you will … [Read more...] about The National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program
The United States Army Night Stalkers are a part of the Special Operations warriors used by the Army and known as the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. They were formed after a failed hostage rescue in Iran that caused a deadly Somalia raid. The unit is used to support other Special Operations warriors. They are called the Night Stalkers because they are experts in … [Read more...] about How to Become a Night Stalker in the Army
Dr. Scott A. Ostrow, Lt Col, USAF (Retired) Throughout my 27-year military career (as enlisted and officer, Active Duty and Reserve) I was given the opportunity, several times, to serve in recruiting. In my current position, as an Air Force JROTC instructor, I am often asked advice from my students regarding enlisting in the military on which military branch to join. … [Read more...] about Choosing Which Branch to Join