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Question:
Are there any special rules to follow when driving past marching or running Soldiers on a military installation?

Answer:
Speed limits are reduced (typically to 10 mph) on an installation when driving past marching or running Soldiers in formation.

Question:
As a civilian, what do I do if I hear a bugle call when visiting a military installation?

Answer:
Civilians should stand quietly and respectfully facing the flag (if in a car, stop the car until the bugle call is finished) if within sight or sound of the bugle.

Question:
As the Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader or senior spouse advisor in an organization, why is it so important to understand the unit role, mission, and its organizational structure?

Answer:
As the Family Readiness Group (FRG) leader or senior spouse advisor to an organization it is important to understand the unit role, mission, and its organizational structure because this information allows you to provide information, counsel, and support to group members that supports the mission of the unit or organization. For example, when faced with family members’ frustration and worry about deployments, your knowledge about the unit’s mission may enable you to more effectively relieve some of their angst.

Question:
What are some of the "Firing Cannon Salutes?"

Answer:
There are a number of cannon firing salutes to include the 21-gun salute, also referred to as the royal salute, which is given to U.S. presidents, ex-presidents, president-elects, chiefs of state, heads of government, and members of a reigning royal family. Cannon firing salutes tend to consist of an odd number of shots (5, 7, 13,17, 19 and 21-gun), following a naval tradition dating back at least to the middle 1600s. An even number of shots was considered unlucky, and sometimes used as a signal that the captain or master gunner had died on the voyage.

Question:
What are some of the official functions or ceremonies one finds in the military?

Answer:
Official military functions include hail and farewell ceremonies, award ceremonies, promotion ceremonies, retirement ceremonies, formal balls, dining-out, receptions, parades, military weddings and military funerals.

Question:
What are the different types of Army uniforms worn by Soldiers and when are they worn?

Answer:
There are a number of different types of Army uniforms worn by Soldiers. The most common one is the Battle Dress Uniform (BDU). BDUs are issued as utility, field, training, or combat uniforms. The Desert Battle Dress (or Camouflage) Uniform, referred to as DCUs are typically worn in areas where desert terrain is prevalent. Other uniform styles for the Army include Class As, Class Bs, Dress Blues, Dress Mess, etc. Specific rules apply as to what type of medals, ribbons, rank, patches, etc. can be worn. Refer to AR 670-1, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, for specific information about the different types of uniforms and accoutrements that can be worn with them.

Question:
What does the command structure look like for a Battalion?

Answer:
Typically, a Battalion is made up of companies (or troops) and is commanded by a Lieutenant Colonel (with a Command Sergeant Major).

Question:
What happens at a retirement ceremony?

Answer:
A retirement ceremony takes place to recognize a person's years of service.

Question:
What is "Honors?"

Answer:
Rendering honors means to stand quietly and respectfully. When required, a salute is given by military persons in uniform. If you are in civilian clothing, you should place your right hand over your heart. Honors are given to the Nation, to certain individuals, and to the uniformed services, often represented by a flag or a song. When in doubt, follow the lead of the senior people present.

Question:
What is a Change of Command ceremony?

Answer:
A Change of Command ceremony is a symbolic passing of authority and responsibility from one command to the next. All are invited to attend the ceremony, which is typically followed by a reception with punch and cake.
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