• Did you know out of 16 million WW II American vets--only about 500,000 remain?

    Best answer: Hi Leo! Welcome back. Good to see you again!!

    Not sure if there are any other WW II vets on here. Did you try ww2f dot com? Also, did you try a google search.

    Either way, stay with us. We look forward to more of your wit and wisdom right here on Yahoo!!
    Best answer: Hi Leo! Welcome back. Good to see you again!!

    Not sure if there are any other WW II vets on here. Did you try ww2f dot com? Also, did you try a google search.

    Either way, stay with us. We look forward to more of your wit and wisdom right here on Yahoo!!
    16 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Husband won’t give me access to BAH?

    My husband is going to basic training in March and Im aware that he will receive BAH because he has a dependent (me) but he refuses to give it to me or access to his bank account because he doesn’t trust me with his money. I’ve never stolen anything from him so there is no reason for him not to trust me. Is there... show more
    My husband is going to basic training in March and Im aware that he will receive BAH because he has a dependent (me) but he refuses to give it to me or access to his bank account because he doesn’t trust me with his money. I’ve never stolen anything from him so there is no reason for him not to trust me. Is there anything I can do?
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • My son is at fort Jackson and we haven't received a call yet?

    He started basic 15 days ago. I got a little piece of paper with his address about 5 days ago. I was just wondering how long it took before people got their first call home? Did they get to talk a decent amount of time or was it just a quick call?
    He started basic 15 days ago. I got a little piece of paper with his address about 5 days ago. I was just wondering how long it took before people got their first call home? Did they get to talk a decent amount of time or was it just a quick call?
    11 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Is being in the military easier or harder than you expected?

    From what I've heard people say, they make it sound terrible. They make it sound insanely stressful. Really, how bad is it? Can someone give me a less-than-exaggerated opinion from your own personal experience of being in the military? What was the hardest part for you? Was it boot camp, was it your daily job,... show more
    From what I've heard people say, they make it sound terrible. They make it sound insanely stressful. Really, how bad is it? Can someone give me a less-than-exaggerated opinion from your own personal experience of being in the military? What was the hardest part for you? Was it boot camp, was it your daily job, was it having to memorize things, was it the pressure, was it the deployments? I'm asking because I'm considering joining and want to know realistically what I'm getting myself into.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I use NS back pack for my own use?

    I am going for a school camp and I was thinking of using my brother s army backpack. My mom says it is illegal but my Brother says I can use it. Any one know?
    I am going for a school camp and I was thinking of using my brother s army backpack. My mom says it is illegal but my Brother says I can use it. Any one know?
    9 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Is there a branch in the military and if there is which one should i join i want to be a cop when i grow up after military service?

    i will go to college study some language and get paid more btw am trying to come back with some money in the military
    i will go to college study some language and get paid more btw am trying to come back with some money in the military
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • I am applying to West Point, but I want to go into combat after I graduate.. Help?

    Best answer: "I am not sure if they would struggle with sending a female into combat." That statement is about 20 years outdated. Women have been combat pilots, attack helicopter pilots, and many other positions for a number of years. Artillery and Infantry are the most recent jobs open to women. Once they are... show more
    Best answer: "I am not sure if they would struggle with sending a female into combat."
    That statement is about 20 years outdated. Women have been combat pilots, attack helicopter pilots, and many other positions for a number of years. Artillery and Infantry are the most recent jobs open to women. Once they are open, if you are in the position, you go. Being a woman is then irrelevant. I met one COL that said he preferred to have females as turret gunners when he was a BN CDR. He felt they performed better.

    "What majors would be good to eventually end up allowing me to end up in a combat area?"
    There isn't one. Your major is 100% irrelevant. The only thing that matters is your branch. If you graduate from West Point and choose Infantry, you will be Infantry.

    "Also, what should I do in general? Should I keep trying to be in charge on an infantry unit."
    You do well in your classes. Stay EXTREMELY fit. Between your junior and senior year, you will be expected to go to Airborne School. You must complete that if you want to be Infantry. Upon graduation, you will go to Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course. After completion, you will go to Ranger School. If you fail to graduate Ranger School, you won't be leading Infantry Soldiers and you will be in a staff or training position until you decide to resign. If you complete Ranger School, you will be assigned to your first unit. About 90% of the initial assignments for 2LT are as Platoon Leaders. From there, you will move through different positions during your career. There will be some staff positions and some leadership. Eventually, you will be expected to be a Company Commander and Battalion Commander.

    "going into combat" is a hit or miss.You haven't even started West Point yet. You have over 4 years before graduation. Nobody knows what will be happening in the world at that time. If you were graduating from West Point today, you would probably have about a 1 in 2 chance of doing a combat tour during your next 6 years. It would probably be one tour and there would be about a 1 in 10 chance that you would ever fire your weapon.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Will the military find out I was a webcam model?

    PLEASE keep your judgments to yourself, I am only seeking factual advice. I am a female. When I was 20 years old I was a webcam model for 1 year. I filed taxes after that year and unfortunately, being naïve, wrote down my job title on the tax form as "webcam model". So that job title is written on the... show more
    PLEASE keep your judgments to yourself, I am only seeking factual advice. I am a female. When I was 20 years old I was a webcam model for 1 year. I filed taxes after that year and unfortunately, being naïve, wrote down my job title on the tax form as "webcam model". So that job title is written on the tax form of that year. Since then I have worked at other jobs, such as office jobs. My question is, because the military asks for full employment history, if I do not write that down, will they be able to find it? Will they ever look there, on my previous tax forms? Thank you
    8 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Can military solders be foster parents?

    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can you join the Marines with a history of being in a psychiatric facility but never being diagnosed?

    Best answer: If a court ordered you to go into the hospital then it was an involuntary commitment. That is a disqualification from gun ownership for five years and you can not carry a gun so no Marines. If your parents stuck you in there then you need to mention it but be sure to say it was not court ordered. If it was a... show more
    Best answer: If a court ordered you to go into the hospital then it was an involuntary commitment. That is a disqualification from gun ownership for five years and you can not carry a gun so no Marines. If your parents stuck you in there then you need to mention it but be sure to say it was not court ordered. If it was a Baker hold and they did not keep you beyond three days then it did not count as a commitment. You so not need to mention a baker hold.
    7 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Agent Orange was used in Vietnam. White phosphorus was used in Iraq. What chemical weapons are being used today by the US Military?

    Best answer: If I had known, I would have sued US right away.
    Best answer: If I had known, I would have sued US right away.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • My dad wants me to join the marines, but I want to pick any other branch. Opinions?

    Best answer: You sound more like the intellectual type (because you are using numerical facts to support your argument). For this reason I'd recommend the Air Force and NOT the Marines.

    It's your decision, not your father's.
    Best answer: You sound more like the intellectual type (because you are using numerical facts to support your argument). For this reason I'd recommend the Air Force and NOT the Marines.

    It's your decision, not your father's.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can US military enlistments be involuntarily extended (see details), and if so, for how long?

    Best answer: Your hypothetical case would never happen. A misfit that was still an E1 would have been ushered off the base long before their ETS. and while part of the pay can be withheld, fines are not assessed.
    Best answer: Your hypothetical case would never happen. A misfit that was still an E1 would have been ushered off the base long before their ETS. and while part of the pay can be withheld, fines are not assessed.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • If I join the military as a woman, should I just say goodbye to ever getting married?

    I'm a 25 yr old woman thinking about joining the air force. Not sure for how long. I'm concerned that if I do, I wont get married...because its different for women. If a man is in the military he can just tote his wife around with him if shes a stay at home wife, part time worker, etc. But men aren't... show more
    I'm a 25 yr old woman thinking about joining the air force. Not sure for how long. I'm concerned that if I do, I wont get married...because its different for women. If a man is in the military he can just tote his wife around with him if shes a stay at home wife, part time worker, etc. But men aren't going to follow me around, they're typically more serious about their long term jobs. Also, if I marry someone in the military, we might be separated to different stations. I also don't want to be the sole breadwinner if I do get married...so my options kind of suck. Should I just resign myself to never getting married if I join & stay in the air force?
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • Overweight in the military?

    I'm over weight by a lot but I'm not a couch potato I just don't exercise like I should. My doctor says I'm healthy minus the weight. can you join the military for a non combat and still be overweight or do you have to be decently fit?
    I'm over weight by a lot but I'm not a couch potato I just don't exercise like I should. My doctor says I'm healthy minus the weight. can you join the military for a non combat and still be overweight or do you have to be decently fit?
    12 answers · 3 days ago