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ASVAB Question of the Week: November 19, 2014

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Afghanistan IG: Nation Building "Abysmal Failure"

The man in charge of holding government agencies responsible for their work (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan, John Sopko, has described America's 13-year mission building attempt there as "an abysmal failure".

According to this article on Stripes.com Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Sopko spoke to reporters on Tuesday, and pulled no punches in describing the waste and mismanagement he has seen.

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Proposed Change to Military Retirement Could Be Popular

A 200+ page study performed by the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit policy think tank, shows that a sweeping overhaul of the military retirement system could be quite popular to many soldiers.

The plan most popular to soldiers, according to the RAND report, would give soldiers retiring with 20 or more years of service a one-time "transition pay" lump sum immediately upon separation. This payout would be around two to three years' basic pay, and in return the monthly "working-age retirement" (under 65) would be capped at a maximum of 25% of basic pay.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: November 12, 2014

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If you are getting ready to head to MEPS or just thinking about enlisting, the ASVAB is one test you don't want to be unprepared for - we've got all sorts of practice tests, study guide reviews, and an archive of these weekly questions over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general. Check it out!

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Getting Started With Army Vocational Training Programs

The army offers many ways to receive vocational and technical licensing and training through coordinated efforts of the Department of Defense and the Departments of Labor, Education, and Veteran's Affairs. The programs available enable soldiers to document their training and experience -- whether ongoing or completed -- in order to gain college or vocational credits for that experience, or successfully apply it to civilian work placement.

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VA Secretary McDonald: More than 1,000 Employees Facing Discipline

The new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is making good on his promise to hold employees and supervisors accountable, and in an interview on 60 Minutes mentioned that the VA is considering disciplinary action against more than 1,000 employees.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: November 5, 2014

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