Test Your Military Knowledge

As we salute our troops on Veteran's Day, how well versed are you when it comes to the proud traditions of our military?
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Question: Who am I? I am in a military unit of the Army, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard. In addition, I also serve in the civilian workforce or school as well.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
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Which branch came first?
The United States Army was originally founded as the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, which makes the Army the oldest branch of the US Military.
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What qualifies someone as a Veteran?
Veteran status refers to anyone who has served active duty in one of the armed services for more than 180 consecutive days. Veterans will have a certificate of release or discharge, certificate DD-214, that documents their time in service and discharge status; for example, honorable, general, or dishonorable.
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Which branch of the military that is separate now was originally part of the US Army?
The US Air Force was part of the Army until 1946. It was called the Army Air Corp.
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Of the recorded 46 presidents we have had, 31 are military veterans. Of these 31 veterans, only 1 received the Medal of Honor. Who was it?
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Roosevelt was initially denied the Medal of Honor by the War Department. It took more than a century for the nation to change its mind. On Jan. 16, 2001, the former president finally received the honor.
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Good job Private. But you need more training!
Now your learning! Keep it up as you move ahead in rank!
Way to go General!