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 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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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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Pentagon Advises Employees to Remain Vigilant

The Pentagon's internal security agency, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, sent out an internal memo to its personnel last week that they could potentially be targets for ISIL or other terrorist groups, and to take appropriate precautions.

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Civil Rights Groups Urge DoD to Stop Providing Military-Grade Weapons to School Police

As part of a national U.S. Department of Defense program begun in 1997, more than $5 billion in surplus military equipment has been distributed to law enforcement agencies across the country, including local police departments and school police.

But the program has been under increasing criticism since heavily armed and militarized police forces clashed with protestors recently in Ferguson, MO following the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: October 29, 2014

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