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Army Now Taking Emergency Relief Scholarship Applications

Army Emergency Relief (AER) is now accepting applications through May 1, 2016. AER supports both the Spouse Scholarship Program, as well as the Maj. General James Ursano Scholarship Program for dependent children. Scholarship specifics and applications are available on AER's website:

Spouse Scholarships can be used for full- or part-time students while the Ursano Scholarship is only for full-time students.

Last year AER awarded 4,245 scholarships, totaling more than $9 million for spouses and children of Soldiers.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: February 10, 2016

Here is our practice ASVAB question for this week - check back tomorrow for the answer:

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If you're getting ready to take the ASVAB, don't let your preparation stop after this question! We've got two ASVAB practice tests and the entire archive of these questions over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general! Be prepared and get the job you want!

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Arizona Culinary Institute Supports Soldier's Continuing Education

Soldiers are familiar with the emotions that come with a deployment. They put their lives on hold, including family, jobs and school, to serve. Some will do this multiple times in their career.

Spc. Raul Sanchez, a financial disbursing technician with the 159th Finance Detachment, has deployed three times in nine years.

Although his last deployment interrupted his studies at the Arizona Culinary Institute (ACI), it was the support from the school that allowed him to return home and quickly finish his degree.

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Ordnance Training Detachment Furthers Soldier Education

The Ordnance Training Detachment (OTD) with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, is leading an initiative to provide Soldiers with more college-level education early on in their careers.

"We are trying to expedite their career opportunities," said Rodney Maupin, OTD director.

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Army and Air Force to Collaborate on Education and Innovation

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) visited officials from Air Education and Training Command (AETC) January 7-8 to collaborate with Air Force leaders on advancing education and innovation within the respective military services.

Perkins spoke with Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, AETC commander, and Air University leaders on Maxwell Air Force Base, broaching on several subjects affecting both commands, from the future of recruiting to the emergence of new technologies.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: February 3, 2016

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University of Phoenix Back in Good Graces with the DoD and Military Tuition Assistance

Three months after suspending the for-profit University of Phoenix from military tuition assistance programs and banning the university from recruiting on military bases, the Pentagon has removed the school from probation. While the move is a key win for the University of Phoenix--which is struggling with dropping enrollment--scrutiny by the Department of Defense (DoD) continues.

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