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Military Culture

United States Army (USA)

United States Navy (USN)

United States Marine Corps (USMC)

United States Air Force (USAF)
  • State Entity

Texas Army National Guard

  • Federal Entity

Army Reserves 
Navy Reserves
Air Force Reserve 
Marine Corps Reserve
Coast guards Reserve 

  • One weekend a month, two weeks a year.
  • Organized trainings, and equipped like active-duty components 
  • Can be places on active-duty orders.
  • Joe - Refers to a soldier 
  • AWOL - Absent Without Official Leave
  • Formation - A formation of troops utilized for accountability
  • LES - Leave and Earning Statement 
  • AAFES - Army and Airforce Exchange. (store)
  • ASYMCA - Armed services YMCA
  • CAC - Common access card - issued to the service member
  • CDC - Child Development Center
  • EFMP - Exceptional Family Member
  • DD2114 - Certificate of release or discharge from active duty
  • SFRG - Service-member Family Readiness Group
  • SHARP - Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program 
  • SOP - Standard operating Procedures 
  • TBI - Traumatic Brain Injury 
  • PCS - Permanent change of duty station