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Military Travel

Do you like to travel? Most soldiers spend a lot of time traveling and no one does it better than the U.S. military services.

The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard affords it's service members the opportunity to travel around the country and around the world on military training and duty station missions.

Most military travel is done on military ships, submarines, airplanes, helicopters, military trucks and cars, trains, and if you've got the right stuff, you could become an astronaut and travel into outer space on a rocket or the space shuttle.

But not all military travel is done on military vehicles. Much of the travel by soldiers is done on regular commercial modes of travel.

The commercial airline industry as well as bus companies, trains and oceans liners give big discounts to military personnel and their dependents.

From the time you enlist and start active duty, your military travel begins.

First, it's off to basic recruit training.

If it's the Air Force, your basic training will take you to San Antonio, Texas. It's either Parris Island, South Carolina or San Diego, California for the Marine Corps.

If you join the Navy, your recruit training will be at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.

For the Coast Guard, basic training is conducted at Cape May, New Jersey.

The Army has basic training facilities around the country in such locations as Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Alabama.

After basic training, the next step is technical school. Your technical training may be at the same location as you basic training or, more than likely, it may be in another location in the same state or in another state altogether.

Once your technical training is done, you may be stationed at another base in the United States or at a base in Germany, Japan, England, Turkey or other locations around the world.

Where you are stationed depends a lot on where someone with your job training and qualifications are needed and the branch of service you are in.

If you are in the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, you can expect to spend time on ships on the open seas, sailing and visiting ports around the world.

As a Marine, you may find yourself stationed at a U. S. Embassy in Ethiopia, China, Australia, Greece, South Africa or Argentina.

The Army and the Air Force are based more inland, but their troops can be found in Germany, Italy, the Middle East, England, Africa, and anywhere there is an Army or Air Force base.

You may find yourself in exotic locations such as Hawaii, Guam, Okinawa, Puerto Rico, Thailand, The Virgin Islands and the French Riviera.

Travel is a big part of military duty and if you want to travel and learn about other cultures, there is no better way to do it.

For more information on travel in the military, contact your local Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marine, and Air Force military recruiting center.


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