Are cell phones allowed for active duty soldiers?

Yes.Actually it was generally considered strange and a pain in the ass when your soldiers didn't have a cell phone.This is the most common way the leadership teams would communicate with their soldiers during my term, as a matter of fact.I remember we were preparing for a field training exercise (FTX), and my team was supposed to link up

While in Iraq can soldiers or special ops have or use cell phones?

While in Iraq can soldiers or special ops have or use cell phones?Yes they can. They can use phones. They can video chat online.However, you are not talking to a soldier. You are being scammed.

How has military research helped advance technology?

There's quite an extensive list of innovations originally introduced through military research but since you asked about technology in general, I'll just highlight a few major ones:Radar -- developed by the military to track aircraft; an obvious use is civilian air traffic control; a less obvious (but factual) off shoot from radar was the microwave ovenNight

Who can investigate military accidents in India?

Military Accidents???What exactly you mean when you say this?Accidents involving Military Personnel and civilian: Police will investigate as it would in any other case of accident.Accidents involving military person only: A military court of Inquiry will investigate presuming it happened in military area and

How do soldiers in the military deal with sleep deprivation? What methods do soldiers use to overcome sleep deprivation?

Amphetamines and modafinil quite frankly. Adrenaline will keep you sharp only so long. German soldiers in Russia in their infantry divisions marched in their sleep with a tail and lead man awake, the middle column would get led along while actually sleeping. A Lieutenant would sleep and hold on

Are soldiers allowed to use their personal phone while deployed in training?

The are many kinds of training, and so there will be many answers to this question. However, the first question I'd ask is: is this person even in the military?Beware scammers impersonating military personnel:Can You Spot the Scammer?Army investigators warn public about romance scamsOnline romance scams

What is the name of the US Army base in Damascus, Syria? Are cell phones allowed to send as gifts? If so, what is the mailing address?

If you think the U.S army are deployed in Damascus Syria then you deserved to be scammed . Use some common judgement and trust your spidie senses they are probably tingling .The contingent of U.S forces are deployed in North East Syria in the Kurdish regions .Damascus

What are some mind blowing war strategies?

The German Storm troop tactics of 1917-1918 is the foundation of all modern infantry tactics. Prior to that, all infantry tactics were a variation of the Phalanx warfare. Line up and push, using mass, with firepower added as technology developed. This resulted in the stalemate of World War I. With German

Are US soldiers allowed to use mobile phones when off duty?

When my battalion was stationed in Afghanistan and Afric, we issued cell phones to a large number of our people, and most of the rest paid for their own.Many questions like this are asked to make someone feel better about wiring money to a "US Servicemember" who asked for money.I've been in the military for over 23

What is military prison like compared to civilian prison?

From my experience as an inmate in both, I would rather be in a state facility. The state facility I was at for a marijuana conviction was like a summer camp. You just couldn't leave. It was an open dorm environment.I grew up a military brat and lived on Okinawa when I was in high

Does the US Army let its soldiers carry cell phones?

Yes. There are rules and restrictions that limit cell phone use for protocol, curtesy, and security purposes. Soldiers even obtain ‘local' cell phones in deployed environments, myself included. Of course the information shared on an unsecured line should be limited and information shared should be with the understanding that it is being recorded and used against you. There

Is a US military man allowed to have a phone or cell phone if deployed in Syria?

Don't be a gullible victim. Real U.S. servicemen don't romance people on social media. They are busy, and they have family or friends at home. They are paid much more than you are, and they already have everything they need.The Nigerian thief who

How to determine if the soldier I met online is for real

Before I say anything here...let me pre-imform you that the percentage of you talking to a soldier is very very very I repeat slimmer.. And I can bet it with you that you are not talking to a real soldier..Why did I say thatNowadays, the only prosperous scamming technique is military in

You're old enough at 18 years old to join the Army or work as a bartender, but why are you not old enough to drink at that age?

Good question! When you join the Army you are going to experience extreme self discipline, as part of your training. You learn how to handle weapons and handle equipment. You are trained to be part of a team with support and officers directing you. You will be expected to follow orders without question.As

Does the US Army let its soldiers carry cell phones?

Yes. There are rules and restrictions that limit cell phone use for protocol, curtesy, and security purposes. Soldiers even obtain ‘local' cell phones in deployed environments, myself included. Of course the information shared on an unsecured line should be limited and information shared should be with the understanding that it is being recorded and used against you. There

What is military prison like compared to civilian prison?

From my experience as an inmate in both, I would rather be in a state facility. The state facility I was at for a marijuana conviction was like a summer camp. You just couldn't leave. It was an open dorm environment.I grew up a military brat and lived on Okinawa when I was in high

You're old enough at 18 years old to join the Army or work as a bartender, but why are you not old enough to drink at that age?

Good question! When you join the Army you are going to experience extreme self discipline, as part of your training. You learn how to handle weapons and handle equipment. You are trained to be part of a team with support and officers directing you. You will be expected to follow orders without question.As

Does the US Army let its soldiers carry cell phones?

Yes. There are rules and restrictions that limit cell phone use for protocol, curtesy, and security purposes. Soldiers even obtain ‘local' cell phones in deployed environments, myself included. Of course the information shared on an unsecured line should be limited and information shared should be with the understanding that it is being recorded and used against you. There

Why is the US Army not allowed to access their phone in Damascus?

Because neither their phone or they are in Damascus.There is a very common scam going at the moment involving people who pretend to be soldiers but are not. The scam usually begins on a dating-relationship web site with females. The

Can a soldier have a cell phone?

Yes, but without a camera.

What is military prison like compared to civilian prison?

From my experience as an inmate in both, I would rather be in a state facility. The state facility I was at for a marijuana conviction was like a summer camp. You just couldn't leave. It was an open dorm environment.I grew up a military brat and lived on Okinawa when I was in high

Are US soldiers allowed to use mobile phones when off duty?

When my battalion was stationed in Afghanistan and Afric, we issued cell phones to a large number of our people, and most of the rest paid for their own.Many questions like this are asked to make someone feel better about wiring money to a "US Servicemember" who asked for money.I've been in the military for over 23

You're old enough at 18 years old to join the Army or work as a bartender, but why are you not old enough to drink at that age?

Good question! When you join the Army you are going to experience extreme self discipline, as part of your training. You learn how to handle weapons and handle equipment. You are trained to be part of a team with support and officers directing you. You will be expected to follow orders without question.As

How to feel about the U.S. military

I feel obliged to weigh in on this one.In my six years in the Navy I made a number of lifelong friends, more than one of whom had DREADFUL experiences with their military service. I did indeed see the USN beat people over the head with the

What movie had the most realistic depiction of a military briefing and why?

It's been years since I've seen it, but if I recall correctly, the film Bravo Two Zero, starring Sean Bean and based on the real-life* account of writer and former British SAS member Andy McNab (a pseudonym), had a scene in which

If you are the general of the military of an alien race with space travel, how do you go about attacking and conquering Earth?

What an interesting twist on this question; a plausible reason to abstain from orbital bombardments. Yet, this constraint of wanting an unspoiled colony does not preclude our hypothetical aggressors  from genocide.So that is what this little exercise becomes:1) The planet's native flora/fauna must be preserved, except in

Is the U.S. immune to invasion?

Ever see the movie, Red Dawn? While the premise looks good on the screen: a twin pincer attack, one a parachute invasion of the Great Plains followed by an overland invasion up from Mexico by Hispanic troops led by Cubans and followed up by Russians; the

If the Earth is attacked by an alien army, which nation would fend most of them off militarily?

No nation on Earth has the capacity to fend any Alien attack. You talking here about entities capable of travel in time and space and arrive here from other planets.Their technology is much more advanced than ours by millions of years. We will not

Does the U.S military have bomb experts?

I enlisted as a Counterintelligence Special Agent. All my Drills didn't know what that was. They thought we were real soldiers sent through basic undercover to spy on Drill Sergeant behavior. And I paid for that.But during basic, none of us were what we enlisted as, we were all just varying forms of puke and shit.I was

Does US Army recycle used shell cases?

Yes. All spent casings from live ammunition are recovered, accounted for and recycled. Machine gun belt links are also collected and recycled. This is required by both range regulations (to keep ranges clean and functional) and ammunition ordering/accountability procedures. Returned

Can foreigners attend U.S military courses?

Yes.Allies go to various schools, and in one case there's a school for them in Fort Benning, GA. It's the School of the Americas and the classes are taught in Spanish with a faculty of Latin American and US Officers.It's not uncommon for officers to exchange schools worldwide.I've taught classes throughout the hemisphere in war colleges and universities.

Is artillery still relevant in the U.S military?

Yes, indeed. I'm retired Navy, but I do know the advantage of being able to kill the bad guys from a distance. One really nice thing about Naval guns, for example, is they do not have bayonets on them. I never liked that idea of

Is there any single country that can successfully defend a conventional invasion by the US military?

I won't take nukes into account with this answer. No country has enough nukes to actually destroy the US anymore (see Brian Collins's answer to In the event of nuclear war with Russia, what US cities would be targeted?), but things become a lot less predictable in that event.No country could repel a US invasion in

Is China's military expansion a threat to the U.S.?

LOL, eh, no. It's just the latest search for an enemy to justify the defense budget. If you were here in the 90's the rhetoric was a hundred times worse. In the 90's, you have the USSR suddenly imploded, so what to do with NATO

Does the U.S. spend too much on the military?

This is an interesting question. My guess is that you do not know how much the military budget is, but assume it must be quite large given that there are so many people serving and all the expensive weapons systems.You have to remember that the

Where is the US Army in Syria?

There are no troops in Syria.This is a Nigeria email scam doing the rounds claiming to be US troops overseas in financial difficulty.Sorry your would be GI is probably a 14y Yahoo boy in Lagos.No video chat? No chance their genuine!

How does a U.S. military operation come to fruition?

It depends on how big the operation is, and what echelon is writing the Operation Order.Just about EVERY operation will be created because of a TASK and PURPOSE given to a unit by its higher headquarters. Under the NATO model, big tasks are broken down into a bunch of smaller tasks for subordinate units to do.Lets say

Does the US military have a space program?

Yes, of course they do. Who do you think has been launching reconnaissance (aka spy) satellites for decades?'The United States Space Command (USSPACECOM) was a Unified Combatant Command of the United States Department of Defense, created in 1985 to help institutionalize the use of outer

Why do U.S. military bands use silver plated trombones?

People who play trombones say a lacquer-plated trombone (a brass-colored one) has a

Who would win a battle between the US Army and the US Navy?

You would have to be the U.S. Navy. The simple reason is that the Navy has air superiority and they can fire missiles from their ships onto land where the Army is stationed.While the Army has plenty of tanks, attack helicopters, and howitzers, that equipment is useless

What skills do I need to work for Area 51?

It has become public knowledge that area 51 is actually a CIA base of operations.  There is no way the CIA is going to let anyone know any of their secrets without holding a security clearance from that agency.  Even if you had the basic security clearance you would also need to have a "Need to know"

What military bases are rumored to hold even more secrets than Area 51?

The Dulce Base in New Mexico:Where It All BeganDulce Base

How many U.S. military personnel have died in combat?

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, there have been 651,031 battle deaths and 308,800 other, in-theater deaths, not including the current conflicts. For those, the Department of Defense's Casualty Analysis System reports 5,364 hostile (combat) deaths and 1,466 non-hostile (in-theater) deaths.This gives a total of:656,395

Is a U.S. military officer allowed to FaceTime while on a base?

There are some caveats, but generally, yes. Military members, both officer and enlisted, can use FaceTime and other social media and communications capabilities.Here are the caveats:You generally can't take personal electronics, especially anything with a recording function, or a cellular, WiFi, or Bluetooth