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The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program

The NGYCP is a voluntary 5½-month residential program followed by a year-long mentorship. Its goal is to get teenagers on track toward graduating from high school and on to a promising future.

10 Reasons Why the Military Is a Great Career Choice

When your loved one decides to join the military, they’re taking an important step toward a great career path. As a parent, relative or significant other of someone who has joined the military – or is considering doing so – rest assured that there are many career and personal opportunities available to them.

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Understanding the Roles of Military Officers and Enlisted Service Members

More than 80% of the U.S. military is made up of enlisted members, with officers making up the rest of the military population of the armed forces. Officers are trained to be managers and leaders. They plan missions, provide orders and assign tasks, while enlisted members are technical experts and leaders that hold the specific skills necessary to complete the mission.

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Becoming an Officer in the Military After College

While it’s common knowledge that basic training sets recruits on the pathway toward becoming an enlisted service member, those with a desire for leadership opportunities and a bachelor’s degree can take another route into a military career – as a commissioned officer.

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MilLife Learning Courses on Demand

Enhance your personal and professional life by taking MilLife Learning’s expert-led, award-winning courses, available to you anytime from anywhere.

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Higher Education Is Costly: Military Service Can Keep it Affordable

The cost of higher education and the thought of taking on student debt can be overwhelming. Perhaps you don’t think college is right for you now and want to wait. The military has options to make education affordable – whenever you choose to attend.

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New to the Military? Get Answers to Common Military Uniform Questions

Thinking about joining the military? Perhaps you’ve already signed up and are waiting to head to boot camp, or someone close to you has joined the military. Some of the common questions among new recruits and their loved ones relate to military uniforms.

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Getting Settled in the Military – The Essentials

New to the military? That means new surroundings, new digs and new routines. You’ll want to get up to speed on your new living arrangements, rules and ways to get rooted in your new military community.

MilFam 101 Courses Help Improve Military Family Readiness

The MilFam 101 online courses have been updated to improve the user training experience. Content and delivery are now more interactive, providing tools to help continue learning beyond the courses. Users can go at their own pace and select. …
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MilLife Learning Courses To Grow With in the New Year

This year, take your skills to the next level with courses and content designed specifically to support your personal growth and career-advancement goals.

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The Army Combat Fitness Test

All soldiers are required to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which replaced the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.

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Deployment Basics for Friends and Family

The deployment cycle is the period of time from the notification of a deployment, through pre-deployment training, through the deployment, and immediately after deployment. Every deployment cycle is different, but here are some general things to know.