MILITARY INFORMATION

Welcome to the U.S. Military Hub! Here you will find all the information you could ever want about each of the military branches. Air Force, Army, National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps. Coast Guard AND reserves, college ROTC AND Officer Candidate School (must have a four year degree).  This section includes information about the ASVAB, what the MEPS process is like, what to expect with the medical portion of MEPS, as well as all the job selections and the ASVABS scores required, height and weight requirements, fitness requirements for the first week of  basic training and fitness requirements to graduate from basic training, a weekly overview of what to expect at basic training, etc.

Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Mood or Personality disorders including anxiety are all possible disqualifying conditions for the military. For more information on disqualifying conditions and medical waivers click here.


Click here to see what the Bureau of Labor Statistics has to say about jobs in the military!

I also have an ASVAB test prep online for students to practice or study for the ASVAB. In addition, due to my personal training background (certified master level personal trainer, nutritional consultant, sports conditioning coach, advanced personal trainer, certified GRRRL Project Program Facilitator) , and  I have taken a certified Army Combat  Fitness Test course. I also have personal experience with the MEPS process, I offer students a conditioning program in order to meet the fitness requirements once they ship out to basic training.

The conditioning program requires a hold harmless/liability release waiver, a medical history/ doctors medical release form, information about the students military branch goals etc. We then will take height and weight measurements, a skin fold test with calipers to measure body fat percentage and a taping of the neck, chest, waist, stomach, hips, biceps, wrists,  thighs and calves. Students will then conduct a baseline performance of a timed 1.5 mile (or less depending on fitness level), timed push-ups and timed plank. Students will be shown proper form and guidelines and we will create a conditioning program for the students to work on. Students will be encouraged to join the FAB after school club in addition to completing conditioning programming at home. Students will also be given nutrition information but NOT a diet plan. Students will be educated about calories, macro-nutrients and what consists of nutritional and healthy meals, ultimately after being educated it is at the students discretion on how they approach their nutrition.  Study sessions and conditioning programs are OPTIONAL, with the conditioning program students are required to be dedicated to their workout plan and to be present at EACH of the monthly meetings, AND to make progress, failure to do so will result in students being withdrawn from the program as it requires a lot of time and effort on my part in addition to my study groups and  teaching duties both at Kendrick and at GMC, the students need to put in the work, it is a lot easier to do it now and be prepared rather  than procrastinate and learn how unprepared one really is at basic training. 

See your medical physician before beginning any exercise or diet routines.


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ARMY & NATIONAL GUARD

Here’s the bottom line: You’re here because you want to learn about the armed forces. This section has everything you need to know about joining the Army or National Guard. Explore, take notes and choose the best branch for you!

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All You Need to Know

THE BASICS
31 AFQT MINIMUM

ABOUT THE ARMY/ NATIONAL GUARD (PODCAST)

To hear more about the Army/ National Guard go to

 https://anchor.fm/dramallamaclassroom/episodes/Military-Army-effhdj 

WHAT TO EXPECT: BOOT CAMP EDITION

 

INTERVIEW:   
MAJOR KUSHMA, CHEMICAL OFFICER

United States Army

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Major Kushma has been a reservist, enlisted and officer in the Army. She has served for 23 years and counting. She has held ranks  E-1 - E-6 and Second Lieutenant - Major (O1-O4).  In this interview she talks about basic training, fitness requirements, deployments, duty stations and gives sage advise for those looking to serve in the armed forces. 

We will be having a follow-up podcast episode in the Fall to answer any new questions students may have. 

Check out this interview at:

https://anchor.fm/dramallamaclassroom/episodes/Army-Interview-with-Major-Kushma-ehv5hs

Pictured: Major Kushma (right) with LTG Smith, the Army Inspector General & Senior Chemical Officer (left).

 

NAVY

Here’s the bottom line: You’re here because you want to learn about the armed forces. This section has everything you need to know about joining the Navy. Explore, take notes and choose the best branch for you!

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All You Need to Know

THE BASICS: AFQT MINIMUM 35

Navy Fitness Requirements (curl ups will be replaced with planks)

Navy Ratings (Jobs) 

ABOUT THE NAVY (PODCAST)

WHAT TO EXPECT: BOOT CAMP EDITION

 
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INTERVIEW:

United States Navy

 

AIR FORCE

Here’s the bottom line: You’re here because you want to learn about the armed forces. This section has everything you need to know about joining the Air Force. Explore, take notes and choose the best branch for you!

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All You Need to Know

THE BASICS: AFQT MINIMUM 36

ABOUT THE AIR FORCE (PODCAST)

WHAT TO EXPECT: BOOT CAMP EDITION

 

MARINES

Here’s the bottom line: You’re here because you want to learn about the armed forces. This section has everything you need to know about joining the Marines. Explore, take notes and choose the best branch for you!

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All You Need to Know

THE BASICS: AFQT MINIMUM 32

ABOUT THE MARINE CORPS (PODCAST)

WHAT TO EXPECT: BOOT CAMP EDITION

 

COAST GUARD

Here’s the bottom line: You’re here because you want to learn about the armed forces. This section has everything you need to know about joining the Coast Guard. Explore, take notes and choose the best branch for you!

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All You Need to Know

THE BASICS: AFQT MINIMUM 40

ABOUT THE COAST GUARD (PODCAST)

To hear more information about the Coast Guard go to: https://anchor.fm/dramallamaclassroom/episodes/Military-Coast-Guard-efifmu

WHAT TO EXPECT: BOOT CAMP EDITION