There are two floors beneath the bottom floor of the Pentagon. The two underground floors are labeled "M" for "Mezzanine" and "B" for "Basement."Know More
The Pentagon has five floors above ground. Most people think of the Pentagon's second floor as its main floor, due to the Concourse being located on this floor.
The concentric rings around the Pentagon hold offices constructed in a clockwise formation. The rings are labeled beginning at their innermost point, which is ring A, out to the outermost point, which is ring E. Notably, the Pentagon houses offices for 25,000 military and civilian personnel.Learn more about Military
The plot of land that the Pentagon was originally planned to be built on was bound on five sides due to roads and other divisions, so the Pentagon was designed to conform to these restrictions. When the build site was moved, the Pentagon kept its original shape.Full Answer >
Although the use of the term "battalion" varies depending on what country and what branch of service is being referred to, a typical battalion in the U.S. Army has anywhere from 300 to 1,000 individual soldiers. The number depends on the scope of the mission.Full Answer >
In 1997, the majority of fighter squadrons were reduced to 18 aircraft. Prior to that, a squadron could include as many as 24 aircraft.Full Answer >
According to a 2013 report by Global Fire Power, the United States has 8,325 tanks in use. The calculation of tanks in the report only account for battle tanks, which are equipped with anti-tank weaponry. This calculation does not include the nation's large fleet of armored fighting vehicles.Full Answer >