This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation programs for the Navy.
Need help with your Navy PCS? Find your service branch contact information in this article.
Physical fitness is a big part of life in the Navy. It’s required. To ensure the fleet stays mission ready, each sailor regularly takes the Physical Readiness Test to make sure they can meet the physical demands of military service.
Are you looking to pursue a career in the Marine Corps or Navy special forces? Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering the Marine’s Force RECON or Raiders and the Navy SEAL teams.
Navy Boot Camp is the first step in turning you into a sailor with all the skills to perform in the fleet. If you’re on the Navy officer path, you’ll attend a 13-week course to prepare for an officer’s responsibilities. Know what to expect and arrive ready for Navy training.
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.
The stripes and bars on a military uniform signify rank. If you’re new to the military, you know enough to understand that rank matters.
U.S. service members already serve their country as part of one of the finest fighting forces the world has ever seen. Some special operations units have even higher standards than the general force.
If the crime occurred on a military installation or military personnel were involved, report the crime to the nearest military police agency or through an investigative office.
If you’re having serious financial problems, your service relief organization may be able to help. Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Air Force Aid Society are here to help you weather financial emergencies.
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.
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.
Finding the right care for your child with special needs starts with asking the right questions. The military offers quality, affordable child care options, both on the installation and off.
This page includes information on morale, welfare and recreation for the Coast Guard.
Certain civilians who served during a past conflict (from 1915-1977) may qualify as having served on active duty for the purpose of receiving veterans benefits.
The military has specialized wounded warrior programs designed to help the severely ill and injured transition back to duty or civilian life. Each service branch has its own program.
Contact information for the Department of Defense service-specific Voluntary Education Program is provided to assist service members in contacting their respective education professionals, who can provide additional information and education support.
From the folding of the flag to the sounding of Taps, here is a guide to what you can expect during military funeral honors.
Sometimes strength means asking for help. Military OneSource and the Military and Family Life Counseling Program offer free, confidential, face-to-face non-medical counseling to support you with military and family life challenges like preparing for and handling a move or nurturing a relationship with a deployed spouse.