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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 28, 2015

Here is our practice ASVAB question for this week - don't forget to check back tomorrow for the answer! Go to http://army.com/info/asvab/general for even more ASVAB study help!

Want to enlist but worried about your checkered past or a medical problem? Go see a recruiter NOW! This is a slow time for many recruiters, so they may be willing to work with you! Read more about enlistment eligibility here: http://army.com/info/usa/eligibility

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Book Review: Tears of a Warrior

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not a new development for soldiers. For hundreds of years, military personnel have known about the emotional and mental suffering that soldiers endure long after leaving the battlefield. It is a condition that doesn't just go away or fix itself. Soldiers and their families need to be able to identify PTSD and be willing to get help.

Tony and Janet Seahorn have lived with PTSD since Tony's return from Vietnam decades ago. Everything they have learned about the condition and how to treat it has been compiled in Tears of a Warrior: A Family's Story of Combat and Living with PTSD. This subject is personal for them and so the book reads like a friend or an acquaintance sharing their personal knowledge with you and not a dry reference book on PTSD.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 21, 2015

Here is our weekly practice ASVAB question - the answer is posted in the comments section below!

If you're considering enlisting and think you'll need waivers, talk to a recruiter NOW! This is their slowest time of the year, and they may be willing to work with you. Once you talk to a recruiter, head back over to http://army.com/info/asvab/general to start your ASVAB prep - you can never be too prepared!

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New Subject Matter Expert Program for Army Medical Department

In August 2014, over 50 enlisted Soldiers, spanning the ranks of staff sergeant to sergeant major, attended the newly established and revitalized subject-matter expert, or SME, training session. Upon completion, all Soldiers received certificates of training and letters appointing each as the Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, SME to the Army Medical Command sergeant major and surgeon general for their respective military occupational specialties, or MOS, and/or additional skill identifiers, ASI.

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Soldier-Mentors Support Students at U.S. All-American Bowl

The new year brought with it the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 3, bringing together the nation's top high school football players and musicians, and offering soldiers the opportunity to serve as mentors.

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) sent 10 of the 23 soldier-mentors to the event, where community outreach and fun competitive events enabled the mentors to show the students more about the many opportunities available to them through the Army.

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Job Outlook: Careers in Computers and Information Technology

A career in the technology field can be rewarding and lucrative, and information technology careers also have the added advantage of being plentiful. Nearly every company or business employs workers skilled in various areas of computers and information technology, from systems administrators to database professionals, to graphic designers and web developers. Working with computers demands high attention to detail and a foundation in mathematical and analytical skills.

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Job Outlook: Careers In Criminal Justice

A career in Criminal Justice can be rewarding and exciting to be sure -- but the actual experience may be far from the jobs portrayed on television shows like CSI and major Hollywood films. While popular culture has given careers in Criminal Justice a neon glow and allure, the jobs themselves may not have the glamour of the big screen, but they do have the gratification of providing a highly specialized skill set to serve the criminal justice system, which may be very rewarding for job seekers.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 14, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - click the comments button below to see the solution!

If you're interested in enlisting, but think you might need a waiver or few, talk to a recruiter NOW! This is the best time to get a recruiter to work with you, but you should start ASVAB study as soon as possible - and don't forget all of our other ASVAB study materials at http://army.com/info/asvab/general.

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Obama Proposes Free Community College

Last week President Obama unveiled an incredibly ambitious education plan - provide 2 years of community college to any American - for free.

Based on a similar program in Tennessee, the White House estimates that this plan would cost about $60 billion over the next 10 years. The plan is intended to help the US keep pace with other countries in the 21st-century global workforce.

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New Resources Should Make College Choices Easier in 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs has promised that in 2015 they will make new information available that can help soldiers and veterans find out which schools are most deserving of their GI Bill benefits - and which schools are the best value for their money.

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