Apps for Military Army First Aid vs Army OneSource Services Locator vs Army Ranger Handbook ... and 7 more

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How can apps for Military use benefit you? Whether you are a soldier on the battlefield or a member of a military family, the use of mobile technology is helping to improve all of your lives all with one touch from your screen. With informational and educational sharing tools to navigational utilities that are simple and easy to use, are you ready to make your military life easier? Here are the top apps for military use that can put you in the right direction and get you on track.

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Method 1: Army First Aid

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Out in the field, there are sometimes in which soldiers must rely on their own skills and knowledge of life as medical personnel is not always readily available. If you are looking for a quick source of medical information, then this is a must app for you.

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    1. Over 600 pages of information, the Army's First Aid manual is brought right to your fingertips.
    2. Includes information such as the basics of first aid, rescue breathing techniques, ways to stop bleeding, checking for shock, sign, and symptoms of fractures and much more.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Army First Aid can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 2: Army OneSource Services Locator

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Are you looking for local Army programs? Or maybe you are looking for local Army services or resources? Regardless of what you are looking for, the Army OneSource Services Locator app is a definite must-have app for you. Not only that, but it's easy and simple to use too. Using your current location, zip code, City or State, you can find all the local services, resources and programs close by to that location.

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    1. Locate services by category as well (e.g. employment assistance, deployment support, etc.)
    2. Display results in either a list view or map view.
    3. Provides simple navigation assistance and access driving directions for each location.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. Army OneSource Services Locator can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 3: Army Ranger Handbook

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Do you want to learn from the best soldiers in the world? If you are looking for the ultimate resource to know how the Rangers think and work, then the Army Ranger Handbook app might be the right choice for you. Why is that you ask? Well, the Army Ranger Handbook app offers you the latest techniques and tactics used every day by Rangers today, letting you keep up-to-date on all the ins and outs of a Ranger.

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    1. This app covers everything from deception, stealth, communications, escape and evasion to ambush operations, demolitions and more.
    2. Learn current tactics and techniques that the Rangers use today.
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    1. Paid version for $1.99.
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    1. Army Ranger Handbook can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices or from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 4: iSurvive

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For only a buck, it's a no-brainer that this app is an essential that everyone should have. Not only is the support wonderful, but the app is very well thought out and designed. Since time is of the essence for an attack or accident victim, the quicker and more efficiently the alarm can be raised after an accident, the better the chances are for an effective rescue.

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    1. In just three touches, iSurvive dispatches an appropriate pre-written emergency alert text, including your GPS location and Maps link, to up to three pre-chosen recipients best suite to coordinate your rescue.
    2. Real-time GPS location and Maps link updates if you are moving or being moved.
    3. Light mode is a three-mode feature which functions as a flashlight, flashes "SOS" in Morse Code, or turns your typing into Morse Code flashes.
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    1. Paid version for $0.99.
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    1. iSurvive can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 5: DVIDS Military 24/7

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Do you want to get the most up-to-date information directly from deployed service members straight to your iOS device, for free? The DVIDS Military 24/7 app is your best as it delivers the latest news from each branch of the U.S. Military featuring top news stories, photo galleries and on demand content.

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    1. Stay up-to-date with top news stories from U.S. Army, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy, and Reserves.
    2. Content is always continuously updated so that you can track breaking news.
    3. Flip through the day's best, highest rated, and most popular military photography.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. DVIDS Military 24/7 can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 6: MilGPS

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Are you looking for premium navigation tool that is used and trusted by soldiers, search and rescue personnel, and other professional navigators around the world? Then you might want to get the MilGPS navigation app now. Not only can you view your location in a matter of seconds, but you can also use the app to plan and organize your navigation using its powerful and intuitive mapping and overlay capabilities.

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    1. Simple, intuitive interface that can be easily operated with one hand.
    2. Display your current location in real-time (cell phone signal not required but will make location fixes faster).
    3. Supports degrees/mils for angle, with the choice of true, magnetic or grid north reference.
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    1. Paid version for $13.99.
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    1. MilGPS can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 7: Tactical NAV

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Tactical NAV is a quality GPS app built specifically for military personnel, first responders, search and rescue and law enforcement. It was created and built from the ground up by a U.S. Army soldier while he was deployed in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Tactical NAV is an indispensable tool that enables users to map and plot way points and military graphics with pinpoint accuracy. You can even share your location and waypoint information with other Tactical NAV users by email using encrypted security.

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    1. Cross-platform support between iOS and Android users.
    2. Location and waypoint sharing via email, text, and Facebook with other users.
    3. Camera mode with heads-up data displayed in real-time with photo stamping ability.
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    1. Paid version for iOS devices is $10.99. Free version for Android devices.
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    1. Tactical NAV can be downloaded from Google Play for Android devices or the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 8: SHARP WeCare

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The SHARP WeCare app is designed to promote and support the TRADOC Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) campaign plan to reduce with the goal of eliminating sexual harassment and assault from our ranks. This has been branded as an Official U.S. Army app.

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    1. Promotes the CASCOM and Fort Lee Suicide Prevention Program Strategy
    2. Assist leaders in the identification, assessment, and engagement of "high risk" and "at risk" individuals to predict, prevent and reduce the occurrences of suicides amongst Soldiers, DA civilians and Army Family members.
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    1. Free version.
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    1. SHARP WeCare can be downloaded from Google Play for Android devices or the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 9: Military Acronyms

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Since the military uses thousands of acronyms, it can be hard to keep up-to-date and on track of every single one they use. Thankfully though, the Military Acronyms app by Skytrait has you covered with the most up-to-date acronym list. It doesn't matter if you're an officer, non-commissioned officer, enlisted, contractor or civilian, the chances are you will use many acronyms over the course of your time within the Military and if you want to keep track of which acronyms are being used, this app is a must-have for you.

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    1. Searches multiple online databases for over 150,000 military related acronyms!
    2. Search Google for definitions of acronyms and save acronyms for quick viewing later on.
    3. Save searches locally for offline viewing.
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    1. Military Acronyms can be downloaded from Google Play.
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Method 10: Military Flashlight

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Whether you're a military lover, a veteran, a soldier, or even a family member, the Military Flashlight app is the ultimate flashlight companion which includes different strobe light blinking frequencies including Morse Code, SOS signal as well as a compass dial.

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    1. Personalize the app with your favorite colors from any of the major branches of the United States Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, etc.).
    2. Different Strobe light blinking modes/frequencies which include SOS signal and Morse Code
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    1. can be downloaded from Google Play.
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