911 Call Center

What is the average response time to 911 calls?

The national average response time to 911 calls is about between 10 and 19 minutes, depending on what source of data you believe. Every 911 call...
Prison Break

What is the difference between jail and prison?

The most fundamental difference between jail and prison is based on the length of time the inmates are serving in each. Jail is generally...
Colonel

Why is the word colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

The American word, colonel, was derived from the French word, coronel, through a process called dissimilation. In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful of military...
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Why are there two Koreas?

The division of Korea into North Korea and South Korea occurred after World War II in 1945, ending the Empire of Japan's nearly four-decade-long...
Air Force Salute

Why do members of the military salute each other?

Some speculate that the military salute dates back to Roman times when soldiers raised their hands as a form of greeting or respect, however,...

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