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One of Few Remaining WWII Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Has Died

A Navajo code talker who used the Navajo language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in New Mexico, Navajo Nation officials said. David Patterson Sr. died October 8 in Rio Rancho at age 94 from pneumonia and complications from subdural hematoma. Although Patterson didn’t talk much about his service, one of ...

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One of Few Remaining WWII Navajo ‘Code Talkers’ Has Died2017-10-11T18:17:02-05:00

Six Questions To Ask At A Job Interview

Recently I’ve been applying for new jobs internally and I was talking with one of my mentors about an interview I had coming up, and what are good questions to ask at a job interview?  He’s a former First Sergeant who I can count on being brutally honest with me, yet always gives some sage ...

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Six Questions To Ask At A Job Interview2017-10-10T14:24:15-05:00

Some Marines Say First Female Infantry Officer May Face Resistance

Female Marines are worried that old, misogynistic Marines won’t accept the leadership of the service’s first new female infantry officer, who recently graduated from the Infantry Officer Course. Some female Marines are worried about the integration of the new female infantry officer, whose name has not yet been publicly released, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, a senior fellow ...

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Some Marines Say First Female Infantry Officer May Face Resistance2017-10-06T17:17:00-05:00

6 Times You Played Dumb During Your Military Service

For the most part, we’ve all pretended to play dumb to have a positive impact on our workday or to get out of something we didn’t want to do. For sure, we didn’t do it to screw anybody else over. But there are just a few moments in all the years we served that we managed ...

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6 Times You Played Dumb During Your Military Service2017-10-05T14:45:46-05:00

How This Famous Soldier Invented Jell-O Shots

Before he became one of musical comedy’s darkest satirists, musician Tom Lehrer served in the U.S. Army. The brilliant mathematician was an enlisted draftee from 1955-1957, serving at the National Security Agency. He stood out from all the other enlisted troops. Specialist Third Class Tom Lehrer had a Master’s degree from Harvard at a time when his ...

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How This Famous Soldier Invented Jell-O Shots2017-10-02T19:19:19-05:00

Ukraine Explosion: Munitions Depot Erupts Into Massive Fireball

Massive explosions at an ammunition depot in central Ukraine have prompted the evacuation of more than 30,000 people and the closure of airspace over the region, the country’s emergency response agency has said. The blasts late on Sept. 26 sparked a blaze at the depot near Kalynivka in the Vinnytsya region, some 270 kilometers west of Kyiv, the September 27 statement said. Ukraine’s military ...

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Ukraine Explosion: Munitions Depot Erupts Into Massive Fireball2017-09-28T19:21:33-05:00

Navy Veteran Billy Hurley Takes On New Water Hazards

Only one golfer on the PGA Tour has a custom golf bag designed to look like the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon. The bag belongs to Navy veteran Billy Hurley III, a former surface warfare officer who served on the Hawaii-based ship from 2007 to 2009. Hurley’s gray bag features the ship’s “93” hull number ...

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Navy Veteran Billy Hurley Takes On New Water Hazards2017-09-28T20:22:41-05:00

How To Use LinkedIn: Here’s Your Tips and Tricks

SPONSORED   In the early 90s, you could apply for a job by visiting companies and filling out an application or providing a resume. Does that happen anymore? No – because the internet disrupted this method of talent acquisition by giving both employers and employees far greater access to opportunity. The internet freed us from the geographic ...

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How To Use LinkedIn: Here’s Your Tips and Tricks2017-09-27T17:16:01-05:00

Marine Defends Ultimate Tactical Athlete Title

Marine Corps Sgt. Ethan Mawhinney, a Pittsburgh native and a Marine Air-Ground Task Force planner with Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command , successfully defended his championship title at the Marine Corps’ third annual HITT Tactical Athlete Competition held at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 28-31. The competition brings together the top male and female Marines from each ...

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Marine Defends Ultimate Tactical Athlete Title2018-09-05T17:35:31-05:00

Military Retirement Timeline: 5 steps towards getting a job

One of the biggest questions about getting a job after retiring from the military is, “How far out should I start applying to jobs?” But did you know that there are steps you should take before you even start applying? Brian Henry, senior vice president of operations for Orion International and a U.S. Marine Corps veteran himself, ...

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Military Retirement Timeline: 5 steps towards getting a job2017-09-25T20:36:50-05:00