• Is it true that the 5.56×45 round is designed to wound not kill?

    I was speaking to some vets who want the Army to go back to 7.62×51.
    I was speaking to some vets who want the Army to go back to 7.62×51.
    10 answers · 17 hours ago
  • How would you identify a traitor in your ranks?

    Let's say you were the commander of an army. If you were discussing your plans in a war room with various members, and you heard from a source that someone was giving out classified information to the enemy. How would you weed this traitor out? What tactics would you use? what deceptive methods would be best
    Let's say you were the commander of an army. If you were discussing your plans in a war room with various members, and you heard from a source that someone was giving out classified information to the enemy. How would you weed this traitor out? What tactics would you use? what deceptive methods would be best
    8 answers · 1 hour ago
  • Quitting the army?

    I leave for boot camp in 12 hours.. I wanted to go at one point but my family hates that I'm going, my girlfriend hates it, her family hates it, all my friends hate it and laugh at me, I still want to go see how it goes but everyone really wants me to stay and tells me I'm gonna regret joining.. Am I able... show more
    I leave for boot camp in 12 hours.. I wanted to go at one point but my family hates that I'm going, my girlfriend hates it, her family hates it, all my friends hate it and laugh at me, I still want to go see how it goes but everyone really wants me to stay and tells me I'm gonna regret joining.. Am I able to leave if I don't like it?
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • If I join the Marines, will I see combat?

    I want to join but I want to be %100 sure I'll see combat. I'm thinking of commissioning as an officer, if not I'll enlist.
    I want to join but I want to be %100 sure I'll see combat. I'm thinking of commissioning as an officer, if not I'll enlist.
    8 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Can military officers shoot fleeing deserters in the back like they do in movies?

    Best answer: Your average pistol-wielding officer can't hit the broad side of a barn let alone deliver a kill shot to a fully kitted out soldier.
    Best answer: Your average pistol-wielding officer can't hit the broad side of a barn let alone deliver a kill shot to a fully kitted out soldier.
    19 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is the name of this assault rifle?

    What is the name of this assault rifle?

    Best answer: I think it's an M16, sometimes used to mount renegade assaults on top 10 boards.
    Best answer: I think it's an M16, sometimes used to mount renegade assaults on top 10 boards.
    9 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Are young men that join the British Army complete idiots?

    Best answer: Dumb. dying for politician's wars they themselves don't fight is a really retarded way to die. Mind you not all of them die some after the army can enter the para Olympics.
    Go team GB get the gold
    Best answer: Dumb. dying for politician's wars they themselves don't fight is a really retarded way to die. Mind you not all of them die some after the army can enter the para Olympics.
    Go team GB get the gold
    9 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Enlistment advice?

    I want to join the military and ship out within the next couple of months. Marines are not my style (because I would like a job that could translate to civilian life if I decided to not make a career out of the military) and Air Force has a long waiting period (I believe it is a year). I took the practice asvab... show more
    I want to join the military and ship out within the next couple of months. Marines are not my style (because I would like a job that could translate to civilian life if I decided to not make a career out of the military) and Air Force has a long waiting period (I believe it is a year). I took the practice asvab and scored an 89 without studying. Would there be a way to get around the Air Force waiting period with a score like that? Even if I could what jobs would be the best in the Army, Navy, and Air Force for me to pursue? I m sure if I studied I would be able to qualify for pretty much any job and I know that the first choice isn t always what you get so I d like a few options.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is the US Navy good, or just lucky?

    Argentina loses a submarine while the US Navy hasn't lost one in fifty years. Better built subs and trained sailors, or a lot of luck? I say luck because of how inherently dangerous the deep ocean is.
    Argentina loses a submarine while the US Navy hasn't lost one in fifty years. Better built subs and trained sailors, or a lot of luck? I say luck because of how inherently dangerous the deep ocean is.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • How common are black people in the military?

    Best answer: 16.8% of active duty military are black

    69.7% white

    3.7% Asian

    2.5% Native American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander
    Best answer: 16.8% of active duty military are black

    69.7% white

    3.7% Asian

    2.5% Native American, Alaskan/Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander
    17 answers · 3 days ago
  • My bf might be lying about his military service?

    To start off I know that he is a marine. I have seen his graduation photo and of his family there for his graduation from the marines. So I know he was one without a doubt. An his stories seem to add up to him being honest about it. I really dont want to question it. Yet here I am wondering if it is true. I looked... show more
    To start off I know that he is a marine. I have seen his graduation photo and of his family there for his graduation from the marines. So I know he was one without a doubt. An his stories seem to add up to him being honest about it. I really dont want to question it. Yet here I am wondering if it is true. I looked up the unit he says he was in during the war. It shows the men that served in a list and he is not on it. I was not looking at this to disprove his service but instead was trying to do something special for christmas for him by getting him some things together to honor him as a marine. I was wanting to get his medals and his unit stuff framed for him and have it be something he could display and show. To show him that I am proud of him and now I am questioning it as the dates seem off and everything. Is there anyplace that can fact check this for me without me having to ask him and ruin the surprise if its true or start a fight if he is not telling the truth.. help please!
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I finish grad school or volunteer for deployment?

    I'm in grad school for the next 2 1/2 years and have 2 years of residency after that (medical field, but not a doctor). I'm also a 1st Lieutenant looking to advance my Army Reserve career. I'm itching for a deployment before pinning on Captain, since I've been a reservist for 3.5 yrs. I'm 26... show more
    I'm in grad school for the next 2 1/2 years and have 2 years of residency after that (medical field, but not a doctor). I'm also a 1st Lieutenant looking to advance my Army Reserve career. I'm itching for a deployment before pinning on Captain, since I've been a reservist for 3.5 yrs. I'm 26 and if I stay on my civilian track, I can get into the workforce by age 31 (post-residency), so I'm on a time crunch. However, I'm thinking now is the time to go on deployment (I'm single, young, and still a LT). What do you think?
    6 answers · 6 hours ago
  • What would happen if a us armed forces member ran away from his outpost?

    so lets say that a US armed forces member is stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan. and one day he is tired of being in the military so one day he flea s his outpost or base and runs away to a village or a airport to get back to the US. what will happen will the platoon try to find him? And if they do can they arrest... show more
    so lets say that a US armed forces member is stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan. and one day he is tired of being in the military so one day he flea s his outpost or base and runs away to a village or a airport to get back to the US. what will happen will the platoon try to find him? And if they do can they arrest him and press charges?
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should we English greatly expand the size of our Royal Navy?

    Best answer: Whilst you insist on a "United" Kingdom, the Navy is British, not English.

    The Navy is far too small. It can only assist in cooperative action with other nations. I do think we should have more ships, to protect our islands.
    Best answer: Whilst you insist on a "United" Kingdom, the Navy is British, not English.

    The Navy is far too small. It can only assist in cooperative action with other nations. I do think we should have more ships, to protect our islands.
    6 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Best U.S. Military Branch: Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, or Coast Guard?

    Best answer: marines: --Lowest re-enlistment rate of all branches --Lowest requirement on ASVAB (virtually tied with army) --Least amount of thinking --Worst to get the job you pick --Worst for civilian crossover jobs The interest in the marines is highest at ages 17-18, but drastically diminishes with age. The marine... show more
    Best answer: marines:

    --Lowest re-enlistment rate of all branches
    --Lowest requirement on ASVAB (virtually tied with army)
    --Least amount of thinking
    --Worst to get the job you pick
    --Worst for civilian crossover jobs


    The interest in the marines is highest at ages 17-18, but drastically diminishes with age. The marine interest actually diminishes below all other branches by age 21-22. (see source in comments, page 19).

    Why do you think a branch with these low standards has to depend on the most colorful uniforms and the pithiest slogans like, "Once a marine, always a marine."
    6 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Is it okay for me to wear this Marine Corps uniform coat?

    Best answer: it is disrespectful to wear a uniform and rank you haven't earned , as a fashion statement. It may not be illegal, but it is in poor taste. The man who wore that uniform is dead, possibly in combat. Some people might not object, but others will find it rude, vulgar, and disrespectful. Personally, I... show more
    Best answer: it is disrespectful to wear a uniform and rank you haven't earned , as a fashion statement. It may not be illegal, but it is in poor taste. The man who wore that uniform is dead, possibly in combat.

    Some people might not object, but others will find it rude, vulgar, and disrespectful. Personally, I wouldn't wear it.
    10 answers · 2 days ago