U.S. Armed Forces

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The following military websites are beautiful, inspiring, and very complete. They have details on specific careers, videos of active service members, information for family members, information in Spanish, benefits, enlisting, boot camp, technical training, mobile apps, reservists, and more.

Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

ASVAB   you must take this test before you are eligible to enlist.  This is the official website for the test.
ASVAB for Dummies Cheat Sheet   Good info on what the test consists of
Acing the Math section   valuable tool here since this is a concern of many students
Improving your Vocabulary   for the vocab section of the test
Practice Test   check it out now to make yourself more at ease

Air Force

af.mil   This is the U.S. Air Force official military site.
Airforce.com   This is their recruiting website.  Be sure to play the Airman Challenge
Enlisted Overview   a very comprehensive summary of what enlistees need to know
Officer Overview     a very comprehensive summary of what officer candidates should know about the three ways to become an officer.
Commissioned Officer Overview   depending on the field your degree is in, you could be up to 48 years old and still be eligible.
wantscheck.com   online study guide for the AFOQT Air Force Officer Qualifying Test


army.mil   U.S. Army official homepage
goarmy.com   U.S. Army recruiting website
Officer Paths   four ways to become an officer
Civilian Careers   serve alongside the Army

Coast Guard

uscg.mil   U.S. Coast Guard official homepage; a division of U.S. Homeland Security Department
gocoastguard.com   U.S. Coast Guard recruiting website
Coast Guard Academy   located in Connecticut; ranked #2 on U.S. News & World Report Regional College North list


marines.mil   U.S. Marines official homepage
marines.com   U.S. Marines recruiting website
YouTube Channel   official Marines channel

National Guard

nationalguard.mil   U.S. National Guard official homepage
nationalguard.com   U.S. National Guard recruiting website
You can also find the webpage for your state's Guard by doing a search in a search engine


navy.com   The U.S. Navy's recruiting website.
navy.mil   The U.S. Navy's official military site.
Navy Reserve   find out if this option works for you.
Navy Seals   official special warfare website
U.S. Naval Academy   "leaders to serve the nation"
YouTube Channel   of the U.S. Navy

Of Interest to All Active Duty

Tips for Your Next PCS Move
Service Members’ Legal Rights While on Active Duty
Guide to Financial Assistance for Military Families
Sesame Street for Military Families
Operation American Dream: A Guide to Buying and Keeping Your Home in the Military
Employment Resources for Military Spouses
Military Servicemembers' Guide to Starting a Business


Career One Stop   vets section
ebenefits   for veterans
MyNextMove.org/VETS   for those making the transition to civilian life.  Provides info. on skills, salaries, and job listings.  
VETS   U.S. Department of Labor Veteran's Employment and Training Service
Veterans Benefits for Seniors

military.com   an online community of service members, veterans, and citizens considering joining the service.  The site offers everything from ASVAB practice tests and a fitness section to a buddy finder and VA loan information.  It is a division of Monster Worldwide.  See who runs military.com.

Officer's Candidate Test   an older Peterson's 7th edition is available in downloadable pdf form (The 9th edition is currently the most recent)
Peterson's   a page of updates and corrections for all their publications

Book Suggestions

Check these out at your local public library -- woohoo!  or purchase a copy online.

ASVAB for Dummies Premier Plus by Rod Powers, 2013 Includes online practice tests

Master the ASVAB Basics Peterson's Peterson's Master the Officers Candidate Tests