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MilitaryTimes.com Survey Reveals Soldiers Against Returning to Iraq

An online poll done by MilitaryTimes.com asked 2,200 active-duty soldiers, sailors, and airmen:

“In your opinion, do you think the U.S. military should send a substantial number of combat troops to Iraq to support the Iraqi security forces?”

A surprisingly large number - 70% - answered "No". This survey was done over the summer and finished in August, as US air strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq began.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: October 1, 2014

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week:

Don't forget about all of our other ASVAB study resources over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general, including an archive of all of our past ASVAB questions!

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Strategies to Reduce Your College Debt

While the Army offers many ways to give you money for college to reduce the financial burden of higher education, many military students still must take out loans in order to offset the remaining tuition and fees. So, reducing student loan debt is no stranger to the military. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your debt, or even have some of it forgiven. Our friends over at collegeeducation411.com have compiled several articles that give you the low-down on college debt reduction. The articles cover topics such as:

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Don't Give Money to Soldiers That Email You!

I just got off the phone with Dawn. It seems that she was emailed by someone claiming to be a US soldier wanting to come home to get married. He told Dawn that he needed money and asked if she would help him. She then received emails from someone claiming to be from the US Army listing the fees that must be paid before they can send the soldier home. She has sent over $5000.

And it was all a lie. Read on and share with your friends before any of them also get hooked.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: September 24, 2014

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week:

Don't forget about all of our other ASVAB study materials over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general, including an archive of past ASVAB weekly practice questions!

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Check Out the ASVAB Resources Over at College Education 411

Getting ready for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) exam? Our friends over at collegeeducation411.com have compiled some great resources for prepping for ASVAB, including two practice tests that will give you an opportunity to test your knowledge before you sit down to take the actual test. And best of all, they are free -- no registration required. Check them out at www.collegeeducation411.com

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Army Gives Kids Hands-On Experience in Science

The U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine this summer sponsored the Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) program at Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Massachusetts. The program gives middles-school students hands-on experience with science in a laboratory setting.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: September 17, 2014

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week:

Don't forget about all our other practice materials over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general.

One new feature - an ASVAB Question of the Week archive! If you've missed a question or want to just browse and test your knowledge, you can check out the archive here!

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Education Department Easing Student Loan Rules

New changes to Federal student loan rules took effect this summer, with some of the changes aiming to ease repayment based on income. The new rules include:

New interest rates (for loans disbursed July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015):

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Tuition Assistance Changes Taking Effect October 1

Army Tuition Assistance (TA) rates and eligibility requirement changes will go into effect soon -- on October 1st, with the changes remaining in effect through September 30, 2015.

The rate/rule changes are as follows:

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