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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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West Point Collaboration Supports Innovations in Soldier Science and Technology

  • The U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center have launched a collaboration to identify research opportunities for innovative technologies that may benefits soldiers on the battlefield and elsewhere. Among them: methods to harvest energy on the battlefield to lighten Soldiers' load, and reduce dependency on batteries.

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SEC Emphasizes Importance of Financial Education for Military Members

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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