Having written recently about the various tests for and paths to becoming a Linguist in the United States military, I thought it would be relevant to mention the language schools themselves. There are three primary schools and locations where a service member (both domestic AND foreign) can go to learn a foreign language. One of […]
Have you ever wanted to be a photographer? How about a graphic designer? Jounralist? Few people realize that there are clear paths for all of those careers through military enlistment — in all Branches.
The Defense Language Aptitude Battery is the test that the United States (and Australian) military will give you if you are interested in pursuing an MOS/AFSC/Rating that involves a language. This test is currently in its second iteration.
I hate marathons, though. I hate running “against” something, or someone — I have zero (0) competitiveness about my running. I run for two reasons: pleasure, and my life*. (*It happens.)
Survival is an interesting subject for both fiction and fact. Whether you are thumbing through your Service’s survival FM or The Zombie Survival Guide, there is much to be learned from both… Since very often survival boils down not only to a person’s ability to survive, but also their will to survive. And in that, human psychology is relevant whether you are dealing with a fictional threat, or a very real one.
I’m a fan of Science Fiction. Always have been. Books, movies, shows, cartoons, video games, comics, RPGs… love ’em all. The one thing I really love about sci-fi video franchises is that they are basically hours and hours and hours of one movie. Obviously the list of sci-fi franchises is long. And I won’t even be getting into anything other than movies and shows — no books, comic books, games, etc. My list consists of 3 franchises that I myself enjoy, and one that I’m including just to illustrate just how absolutely vast some of these “worlds” can be (and to impress my boss).
People all have different environments they like to work in. Maybe it’s dead silence. Maybe it’s the bustle and chaos of an actual newsroom. Maybe the fridge-like cold of a secured basement facility…
Of late, the Defense Production Act has been trending. There’s been an awful lot of back-and-forth between POTUS, Congress, and various corporations over the last few weeks — not to mention media murmurs. Although you can probably assume what this Act does — or what it’s for — it’s usually best to be more informed than simple assumptions. Thankfully, that’s why we’re here…
I’ve been in Japan, more or less, since 2004. As I look at my calendar, I realize that’s almost two decades ago. So, I’m well outside that honeymoon phase — when fresh sushi, people in bathrobes in public, and robotic AI toilets all seem so neat and exotic. When I rolled up onto this place […]
I’m sure a few of us used to watch Kung Fu Theater on TV when we were kids. (Or just yesterday.) But either way, I think we all know what Kung Fu is. And, more specifically, Shaolin Kung Fu. What you might not have known was how Shaolin Kung Fu started…