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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

The Army announced yesterday that it would be pursuing charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army soldier who disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009. He will be charged with both desertion and misbehavior before the enemy - charges which could send him to prison for life.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: March 25, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - the answer is in the comments below!

If you're preparing to enlist, there are a lot of things that you need to do - get in shape, pick out an MOS, and start preparing for the ASVAB. You only get one shot at the ASVAB, and your score can determine your entire military career! If you're thinking about enlisting, check out our study materials over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general!

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Book Review: The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook

One month after September 11, 2001, Michael Volkin enlisted into the Army Reserves. According to him, he left home "without an ounce of military knowledge", but he took notes on everything he did and saw during BCT. After graduating, he also picked the brains of his fellow soldiers - what did they do to get through BCT, how did they adapt, what do they wish they knew going in? With this information he assembled The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, with the goal that no other soldier should have to go through BCT without an idea of what to expect. Let's take a look at what this book offers, and if it fulfills his promise!

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Mark Your Calendars: When to Apply for Top Army Scholarships

Markers ready? Grab your calendar and let's jot down some important dates -- namely, the deadlines to apply for some of the top Army scholarships and financial aid that can assist you with paying for college. Our friends over at collegeeducation411.com have put together this handy list and we want to share. Let's take a look at the dates you need to know for the coming year:

ROTC Scholarships: 2015-2016 deadline was February 27. Applications for the next round will likely be available to begin the online application process in January 2016.

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U.S. Universities Partner with U.S. Army Reserve to Develop Cyber Education Curriculum

The U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) has selected six U.S. universities to lead a USAR effort -- dubbed Cyber P3i -- to empower the intellectual development of future leaders. Cyber education is the engine behind the program, which aims to meet the needs of the USAR existing curriculum for undergraduate and graduate courses in cyber security and information assurance.

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Support for High School and Undergrad Students from the Army Education Outreach Program

The Army Research Office's High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) and Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP) extend support to high school and undergraduate students to help them develop critical skills in STEM subject areas (science, technology, engineering and math). The programs offer hands-on learning opportunities in university research lab settings, giving students valuable experience in preparation for professional careers.

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Defense Budget Woes...Again

Both Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Dempsey testified in mid-March that the House defense budget, which uses emergency war funding to skirt defense spending limits, would be vetoed by the President if it passes through Congress.

The budget proposal, which would maintain the $523 billion cap for base spending and put $94 billion into the OCO fund, came from fiscal conservatives in the House Budget Committee. Other budgets have proposed exceeding the base budget cap and providing $577 billion for the base budget with $51 billion for the OCO fund.

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Army.com Introduces Dating Service

Army.com is happy to announce our affiliation with DatingFactory in providing access to their database of singles. Visitors to Army.com can now find those in the military looking for a date. You can also explore singles in other "uniform" jobs such as police, firemen/women, security, and medical personnel.

DatingFactory offers free and paid membership options, features such as chat, and a world of singles for you to browse through and make contact with. You can access our Army Romantic Rendezvous by using the Interact menu option in the top menu navigation or by directly going to dating.army.com.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: March 18, 2015

Here is our practice ASVAB question for this week - the answer is posted below in the comments!

Despite DoD warnings, it looks like sequestration may return again this year. If that happens, the Army is only going to want to take in the best and the brightest that it can find. If you want to enlist, make sure your ASVAB score isn't the only thing standing between you and your dream job - check out our ASVAB study materials right over here: http://army.com/info/asvab/general

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ASVAB Question of the Week: March 11, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - the answer is posted below in the Comments section.

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