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Preparing Soldiers Through Joint Professional Military Education

  • The Army vice chief of staff spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges on March 31.

    Speaking to students and faculty at the Air University's Air War College and Air Command and Staff College, Army Vice Chief of Staff General Daniel B. Allyn shared with audiences his experience of taking part in a joint land, air, sea exercise (JLASE) at the Naval War College.

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Army Heritage Education Center Expansion Plans Moving Forward

  • The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center will be expanded next year, with plans proposed for spring through summer 2016, according to Mike Perry, executive director of the Army Heritage Center Foundation.

    Plans include an $8.5 million state-funded expansion to complete a 37,000-square-foot visitor center, with an initial phase featuring a display gallery of artwork and objects and a multipurpose room for lectures and meals.

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President, Defense Secretary Both Support Retirement Overhaul

College Countdown: What to Do Between Now and the End of the School Year

  • As your high school year heads into the home stretch, now is also prime time for some key college application activities -- and a good opportunity to take stock of what you need to keep tabs on in the coming months. Let's take a look at what you need to do between now and the end of the school year:

    If you are a high school junior:

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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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