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Civilian's Guide to the U. S. Military A Comprehensive Reference to the Customs, Language and Structure of the Armed Forces

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ISBN-10: 158297408X

ISBN-13: 9781582974088

Edition: 2006

Authors: Barbara Schading, Virginia Slayton, Virginia Holeman, Richard Schading

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The Layman's Go-to Resource on Military Life and Language *Explains organization, abbreviations, expressions, and customs of all branches of the U.S. Military *Perfect for writers, editors, and journalists who need to find or verify military information *Affordably priced A basic primer on military life, this authoritative book fills a long-lasting absence of accessible and affordable military references for civilians. Not only does it provide explanations of military language and protocol, it also breaks down information by branch and includes military slang. Perfect for anyone looking to verify military information or learn more about the branches, as well as history buffs and military…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Military Rank and Protocol
Gender in This Book and Women's Role in the Military
Military Rank
Understanding the U.S. Army
Overview and Mission
Brief History
The War Machine
Rank and Uniforms
Joining the Army
Training in the U.S. Army
U.S. Military Academy
Golden Knights
The U.S. Army Band-"Pershing's Own"
Nonmilitary Operations
Understanding the U.S. Navy
Rate and Uniforms
Joining the Navy
Training in the U.S. Navy
U.S. Naval Academy of the Navy and Marine Corps
Navy Equipment
Blue Angels
Sea Cadets
Understanding the U.S. Marine Corps
Rank and Uniforms
Joining the Marine Corps
Training in the Marine Corps
Colors and Insignia
Former Marines and Ex-Marines
Demonstration Teams
Toys For Tots
Understanding the U.S. Air Force
History and Background
Rank and Uniforms
Basic Military Training
Air Force Fighter Weapons School
U.S. Air Force Academy
Air Force Demonstration Teams
Air Force Drum and Bugle Corps and Air Force Bands
Understanding the U.S. Coast Guard
Rate and Uniforms
Joining and Training Within the Coast Guard
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Understanding the U.S. Special Operations Forces
75th Ranger Regiment-"Army Rangers"
Special Forces-"Green Berets"
160th Soar (A)-"Night Stalkers"
Psychological Operations-"PSYOP"
1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (Airborne)-"Delta Force"
U.S. Navy Seals And U.S. Navy Special Warfare Development Group-"DEVGRU"
U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance-"Recons"
Air Force Special Operations Forces-"AFSOC"
Other Important Aspects of the U.S. Military
Military Law
Decorations and Ribbons
Military Music
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Missing Man Formation
Department of Veterans Affairs
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
United Service Organizations (USO)
Changes in the U.S. Military
Frontier Beginnings
Military Justifications
Changes Due to Civil War
Post-Civil War Developments
America in World War 1
The Second World War
Korea's Contribution
The Cold War
Vietnam Changed Society
Goodbye Draft, Hello Volunteers
Rapid Fighting Forces
Smart Bombs and GPS
Technology-Driven Changes
Still the Same
The Geneva Conventions
Background Leading Up to the Geneva Conventions
Laws of War
Grievance Procedures
Details of the Geneva Conventions
Glossaries and Appendices
Terms, Abbreviations, and Acronyms
Used by the U.S. Military
Common Abbreviations and Acronyms
Slang and Expressions Used by the U.S. Military
Food Slang
Military Equipment
Arms and Artillery
Ground Vehicles
Personal Equipment
Trench Terminology
Unconventional Warfare
Useful Resources For Understanding The U.S. Military
Rank, Pay Grades, and Insignia of the U.S. Military Branches