My Pre-NAMI Experience

Many thanks to Candidate Cunningham for providing his personal experiences as he begins his career path of Naval Aviator! I’d like to provide my recollection of preparing for my Navy Aeromedical Institute (NAMI) flight physical experience.  Please keep in mind that this is just my experience and it may differ slightly from what another Student Naval Aviator (SNA) will encounter. Oh by the way, side … Continue reading My Pre-NAMI Experience

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New Partner: Commandant’s Reading List

Our newest partner provides a very important resource for current and future Marines of every stripe. All Marines are required to read the books appropriate to their rank for professional development. There are categories for recruits and candidates as well. Now, the Commandant has added these additional special interest categories: Leadership Maneuver Warfare Strategic Thinking Counter-Insurgency Regional Studies Logistics Aviation Wounded Warrior Before you report … Continue reading New Partner: Commandant’s Reading List

Candidate Q: Female Aviation Contract

Candidate Question: I am seriously considering going through the Aviation path of a Marine Officer, but I have a few questions before I decide: How long will your contract be when being in an Aviation Position? Do you have to have a Pilots License or anything specific before joining? What tests do you have to take to get into an Aviation position? I’m female, will … Continue reading Candidate Q: Female Aviation Contract

OCS Aviation Contracts: Listen Up

Henry Talmage “Hammerin’ Hank” Elrod (September 27, 1905–December 23, 1941) was a Marine Corps aviator. He was the first aviator to receive the Medal of Honor during World War II, for his heroism in the defense of Wake Island. The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the MEDAL OF HONOR posthumously to CAPTAIN HENRY T. ELROD UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS for service as set forth in the following CITATION: … Continue reading OCS Aviation Contracts: Listen Up