Life in the Army Category

RADICAL CHANGES IN THE ARMY OCTOBER 2020

To say that the US Army is changing, is like saying the weather is changing – it is, always, but this change is unlike anything that has ever been attempted. The primary concern of the Air Force is airplanes – keeping them flying. The primary concern of the Navy is ships and airplanes. The Marines […]

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SERGEANT YORK – MEDAL OF HONOR

It was an honor to have served in the US Army, although, at the time there were situations in which I was engaged that did not conjure up the word honor. Pulling KP (Kitchen Police), scrubbing pots and pans in a hot greasy mess hall from 3:30 AM to 9:00 PM, pulling police call (picking […]

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CBRN – Enlist and be a SERGEANT in two years.

Make Sergeant in two years, Staff Sergeant in just over four. Other than the infantry, there is one job, where that has been happening for the past couple years. If you are considering the Army, but you are not a “kid” anymore, and you don’t want to forever become an equal with the “youngsters”, there […]

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BECOME AN ENLISTED ARMY LOGISTICIAN

That is an attention getting title for a story about Unit Supply Specialist, MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) 92Y. Even the goarmy.com web page BELOW for MOS 92Y sounds kind of mundane. “CAREERS & JOBS UNIT SUPPLY SPECIALIST (92Y)The unit supply specialist is primarily responsible for supervising or performing tasks involving the general upkeep and maintenance […]

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THE ARMY’S NEW MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM

     When I went through basic training in September and October 1961 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, we used .30 caliber M-1 Rifles. The same rifles used in World War II. From there to infantry training at Fort Gordon, Georgia, where we used M-1’s, BAR’s (Browning Automatic Rifle), and A-6, .30 caliber machine guns. The […]

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BAND OF BROTHERS

     This was originally published in The Belle Banner, Belle, Missouri, August 8th 2018. I have not posted it before, at Life in the Army, because of the sensitivity.  Some of the photos may have copy rights, but I’m simply passing them on. I don’t receive any compensation for this, neither did I for the […]

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SIGNAL SOLDIERS

     This is a follow up to my story on MOS 25B, army IT specialist “BE AN ARMY COMPUTER GUY OR GAL”. This is about the signal corps in general.      Signal Soldiers are, or soon will be; Information Technology Specialist – MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) 25B, Signal Support Specialist – MOS 25U, […]

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NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES – WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE IN A YEAR

     Most high school seniors have now graduated in some form. A year from now, where do you want to be? Just completing a year of college, or in a solid job making around $35,000 a year if you’re single, if married how about making around $50,000 a year, and going to college.     […]

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BE AN ARMY COMPUTER GUY OR GAL

     The soldier whose job is to setup and maintain computer networks and systems. Help people with computer problems, including swapping components, such as drives and motherboards, and routers, and keep all the computer systems operating, is Army MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) 25B Information Technology Specialist. These are the Army IT professionals. I have […]

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BECOME AN ARMY CHAPLAIN ASSISTANT

     If you are solid with your faith in God, and the military interests you, you haven’t reached your 35th birthday and are qualified to enlist in the military, this may be a job to consider. You can serve God and the military as an Army Chaplain Assistant. Army Religious Affairs Specialist, MOS (Military […]

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