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

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

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

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

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

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

Should I join U.S. Army Special Forces?

Just by asking the question I'd have to say no. The guys I know all agree that SF is calling and they did everything in their power to answer the call. If you don't feel it that strongly you won't make it.One SF friend of mine was also a neighbor and about 20 years younger than

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

Is the US army on a crusade in Afghanistan?

To prove that they can do nation-building? LMFAO!The US remains in Afghanistan to block Iran and Russia from moving oil and gas through there via pipelines to populous, profitable markets-namely, Pakistan and India.It's a similar situation with the destruction of Syria. The CIA hired and armed a bunch of terrorists to destroy Syria so as

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

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

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

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

What weapons were used in an early 1980's US Army fire team?

This question may be using "fire team" in the strict definition. A "fire team" is half of an infantry squad, which would be armed with M16's and M-203's (an M-16 with a 40mm grenade launcher mounted coaxially under the barrel. In addition to the primary weapons, individual

What is U.S. military training like?

My military tranin was intense at times, I'd say 100%, hand to hand, breakdown of weapon's repair an reservice yur weapon's n a matter of just a few seconds, an I mean I was able to do it all within 6 seconds, but it took a lots of practice, even while blindfolded an yur buddy got to move parts

Are there any enlisted pilots in the U.S. Military?

Don't believe so, most of them went to Warrant Offcer/Comissioned Status in the early 50′s. Last one I knew of was a Major/Msgt who was appointed a Permanent Warrant Officer in late 1959/1960. He reverted to his perm rank of Msgt, was appointed as a Warrant Officer and reappointed to Major all on paper

How is the U.S Military viewed around the world?

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Do the U.S. Army or U.S. Air Force accept ex-Navy servicemembers?

The US Army does accept ex-service members but as you might know, you will have to a have a competitve profile. Because you are competing with service members who are a decaede younger than you,  you wil have to be physically fit and pass the medical and physical fitness requirementes.The needs of the service is always

Should I stay in the army for 20 years?

Every soldier joins the Army for an obvious reason. If your motive to join the Army is genuine, then you should serve it to the maximum permissible QS under existing rules, not just 20 years and kick off to greener

How powerful is the U.S. military?

Too broad of a question.In terms of combat power? Unmatched. And its not even close.There is literally not another military on the planet that has the power to actually project threat to every other nation on the globe (aside from nuke missiles).Other countries can defend against us and win. Those same countries would lose if they

How long is a klick in the U.S military?

In American military parlance, klick is another term for kilometer. One kilometer equals 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles).Kilometers are not commonly used to measure distance in the United States, but in our military we use the metric system for distance measurements to help facilitate accurate communications with NATO and other allied forces.

Has the U.S. military ever been paid to go to war by an external power?

You should clarify the question as what constitutes an 'external power'.If yo mean, were U.S. soldiers contracted as mercenaries and paid directly to participate in a war, I think the answer is negative. The federal government has a monopoly on using the army abroad and guards this right jealously.but if you meant

Can a recruit with a college degree refuse to enlist as an E-4 in the United States Army?

You can decline to enlist in the Army with a college degree. The Army is just giving you a boost by even offering that rank...it used to be called accelerated promotion... guess it still is?My thoughts as being a retired E7...sure, we recognize your education but E4 is still a

How brutal is the US military?

If you're looking for comparisons of significant state-sponsored fighting forces over time, you'd be hard pressed to find a more libertarian-minded military than that of the United States, and by extension, those of its allies. Have atrocities been committed by

Has the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan led to the rising instability in these regions?

Has the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan led to the rising instability in these regions?IraqThe US invasion of Iraq unquestionably led to the destabilization of Iraq.  Iraq was relatively stable under Saddam Hussein.  Shia and Sunni radical Islamists were suppressed and repressed and rendered powerless to upset

Does the U.S. military need to be expanded?

Not at the expense of diplomatic spending.First, what is the U.S. military for:The U.S. Military plays a critical global role. Without U.S. security guarantees, several Eastern European, Middle Eastern, and East Asian nations would be compelled to spend massive sums on developing arsenals of

Who makes bullets for the U.S. military?

There has been ONLY 1 major supplier of small Arms Ammunition to the Military since World War II, Lake City Army Ammunition.  It is a government owed facility and has been managed by 3 companies only; Remington, Olin, and ATK.  In  2005, due to a shortage, they added a limited 2nd supplier, General

Which branch of the military is the best overall? U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, or U.S. Air Force?

What branch of the military is best overal? U.S Army, Marine Corps, U S. Navy, or the U.S.nAir Force?Well, to be honest, I am partial to the U.S. Navy, especially the Submarine Service, having served on board two nuclear powered Fast Attack Boats, the USS Snook SSN 592 and the USS Billfish SSN 676. That being said, I would

How long is a klick in the U.S military?

In American military parlance, klick is another term for kilometer. One kilometer equals 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles).Kilometers are not commonly used to measure distance in the United States, but in our military we use the metric system for distance measurements to help facilitate accurate communications with NATO and other allied forces.

Why doesn't the U.S. military allow Sikhs to serve as combatants?

The question is mistaken. The U.S. does not prevent Sikh's from being combatants in the military. In fact, Sikhs have served in every war in the U.S. since WWI.  There is a general ban on soldiers having facial hair and wearing religious headgear,

Why are there still American troops stationed in Afghanistan?

United States is the greatest military power, it maintains its dominance by deploying troops and setting up military bases around the globe.US lacks a definitive goal in Afghanistan. On one hand it decides to deploy more troops into Afghanistan, on the other hand it keeps on sending aid money to Pakistan which trains & backs the Taliban.This is

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

Why has the U.S. Military ditched the 1911 sidearm?

Umm...that happened in 1985. The military decided seven rounds wasn't enough and that the U.S. should use 9mm along with the rest of NATO. The .45 ACP vs. 9mm debate continues to this day.The Marines briefly flirted with a fancy 1911 for MARSOC but now allow the guys to use Glocks instead. Sad.

How many civilian deaths are considered acceptable in a U.S. military operation?

Thanks for the A2A. The question was: How many civilian deaths are considered acceptable in a U.S. military operation?Just like Jonathan Williamson said, the US military does its absolute best to avoid any civilian deaths. Unfortunately, the realities of armed conflicts are that innocent civilians are going to be killed

How many foreign U.S. military bases are there in the world?

How are you defining "bases"? If you include land operated by the US military, whether or not there are actually any US military present, then the number might approach 900. If you count only those places outside the US with more than 1,000 personnel, the number is closer

Why doesn't the U.S. military allow Sikhs to serve as combatants?

The question is mistaken. The U.S. does not prevent Sikh's from being combatants in the military. In fact, Sikhs have served in every war in the U.S. since WWI.  There is a general ban on soldiers having facial hair and wearing religious headgear,

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

Does the U.S. military pay fees to leave?

I'm not 100% sure what exactly you're asking, but here are my best guesses.Do military members get paid while on leave? A-Yes, you are entitled to full pay and allowances.Can military members pay to get out of their contract? A-Not to my knowledge. If you're getting out early and you received

What are the benefits of joining the U.S. military?

In many instances, you can learn a trade that can be used in the civilian world. I was in logistics in the Navy for 20+ years. All three of my long-term jobs (almost 7 years, almost 17 years and almost