Monday, November 23, 2009

Marine Corps PFT

The Marine Corps PFT is a semi-annual analysis, which is conducted in green-on-green T-shirt and shorts, socks, and running shoes.

The green-on-green sweat suit could be utilized in winter climates. Gloves could also be worn. The PFT has three events, pull-ups ( Flexed-Arm Hang for females ), abdominal crunches, and a 3-mile run. All PFT events will be conducted in a single session, not to surpass two hours in duration.

Movement of Marines from one event to the subsequent should permit satisfactory time to recover, stretch, and drink water. Pull-ups This event isn't timed, your score is set by how many pull-ups you can complete before dropping off the bar. This event is male Marines only. Flexed-Arm Hang This event is timed, your score relies on how long you can hang maintaining elbow flexion. This event is for female Marines. Crunches Your score is set by the quantity of crunches you can do in the 2-minute cutoff point. 3-Mile Run This event is timed, and your score is set by how long it takes to finish the run. To pass the annual fitness test, you should perform the minimum sufficient performance requirements shown in the chart below. In addition, you've got to have enough overall points towards meet the third class fitness wants.

Fitness Requirements for Each PFT Event (Males)
Age Pull-Ups Crunches 3-Mile Run
17-26 3 50 28:00
27-39 3 45 29:00
40-45 3 45 30:00
46+ 3 40 33:00

Fitness Requirements for Each PFT Event (Females)
Age Flexed-Arm Hang Crunches 3-Mile Run
17-26 15 Seconds 50 31:00
27-39 15 Seconds 45 32:00
40-45 15 Seconds 45 33:00
46+ 15 Seconds 40 36:00

Marine Corps PFT Classification Scores (Both Male and Female)
Class Age 17-26 Age 27-39 Age 40-45 Age 46+
1st 225 200 175 150
2nd 175 150 125 100
3rd 135 110 88 65

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Home VA Loans Military

While the G.I. Bill educated millions of vets, Home VA loans give them a step up on homeownership. Here are the fundamentals of VA loans. The fundamentals of VA Loans very like a HUD, the VA doesn't actually issue home loans to vets. Instead, it makes home loans simpler to get by guaranteeing that banks will be paid back the total amount issued. This protects banks from the danger of default on the loan. In return for the VA guarantee, banks provide simpler loan processing and make it very much simpler to get into a home from a cost point of view. In several cases, the borrower may not be required to make a deposit or a moderate one if required. The borrower will also not be need to pay non-public mortgage insurance, which non-military borrowers usually must pay on loans made with less than a twenty % down payment.

Now, the maximum amount is $203,000. In numerous parts of the country, this figure is inadequate to purchase a home. Vets should contact their local benefits office to discover current guarantee amounts as the program is changed from time to time. To get a VA loan, someone must meet some general requirements. Clearly, they must have served in the military. Particularly, you must served in active duty during World War Two or later and not have received a dishonorable discharge. People serving during periods of war must have put in at least ninety active duty days. People serving during times of peace must have put in 180 days.

For vets who used to serve after 1980, the qualification period of time is 2 years unless active duty took place during either of the Gulf Wars. In such eventualities, the period of time is ninety days.

Manifestly, it becomes a bit puzzling. Make efforts to talk with your local office to establish your suitability. VA assured loans are wonderful investment instruments for getting a home. Each vet should look to them first when considering getting a mortgage.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

USMC Drill Instructors

USMC Drill instructors are without a doubt some of the most professional Marines in the Corps. Most Marines remember their USMC Drill Instructors not because they were mean and loud but because they pushed them to where they had never gone before whether it was physical endurance or mental endurance. They know that these Drill Instructors changed their lives for the better.

Marine Corps Drill Instructors go through a very thorough screening in order to become Drill Instructors. Candidates to become Drill Instructors have to prove they have what it takes to change average people from the civilian world into United States Marines who must uphold the traditions and high standards of the Corps. USMC Drill Instructors take pride in knowing that in their shoulders rest the responsibility of providing ready Marines to the Fleet making sure they are ready for any task assigned.

Most Marines would say their DI's were the best Marines they have ever seen. Drill Instructors strive for perfection at all times, they may not show any weaknesses at all in front of recruits. The recruits learn by example what it is they must strive for and Drill Instructors make sure only perfection is observed by recruits at all times.

USMC Drill Instructor Creed
"These recruits are entrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained marines, thoroughly indoctrinated in love of the Corps and country. I will demand of them and demonstrate by my own example, the highest standards of personal conduct, morality and professional skill."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ranks in the Military

Ranks in the military vary from service to service. Rank is earned by time and being in good conduct. The military is very strict when it comes to discipline and it is very important to keep a good record if one wants to earn rank which in turn brings more pay and more responsibility.

Ranks in the military vary from service to service. In the Marine Corps it starts with private and after a few months Private First Class is obtained. The rank of lance Corporal will be earned after nine months of good time. The first three ranks in the Marines are automatic if a clean record has been kept.

The rank to Corporal is not automatic and many factors are looked at when a lance Corporal is considered for the next rank. the many factors considered for the rank of Corporal are time in grade, time in service, fitness test, rifle qualification, military education. All these factors will give the Lance Corporal points to accumulate and every month there is a score that has to be met with all these points accumulated and if the Lance Corporal meets the score then he gets promoted.

The rank of Sergeant is earned the same way as the Corporal but of course the score to meet to earn the Rank of Sergeant will be higher since more responsibility will be placed on a Sergeant.

The rank of Staff Sergeant all the way to Sergeant Major has to go through a promotion board in Headquarters Marine Corps to decide who is eligible to be promoted to the next rank. It is a process that may take up to two months but it is necessary to ensure that only qualified Marines will be promoted.

Ranks in the military is what defines the structure to follow and how the organization will work, all Armed Forces Services have their own Rank structure but it only varies slightly from service to service.

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