Benefits Blog

Arizona Culinary Institute Supports Soldier's Continuing Education

  • Soldiers are familiar with the emotions that come with a deployment. They put their lives on hold, including family, jobs and school, to serve. Some will do this multiple times in their career.

    Spc. Raul Sanchez, a financial disbursing technician with the 159th Finance Detachment, has deployed three times in nine years.

    Although his last deployment interrupted his studies at the Arizona Culinary Institute (ACI), it was the support from the school that allowed him to return home and quickly finish his degree.

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Ordnance Training Detachment Furthers Soldier Education

  • The Ordnance Training Detachment (OTD) with 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, is leading an initiative to provide Soldiers with more college-level education early on in their careers.

    "We are trying to expedite their career opportunities," said Rodney Maupin, OTD director.

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Army and Air Force to Collaborate on Education and Innovation

  • Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) visited officials from Air Education and Training Command (AETC) January 7-8 to collaborate with Air Force leaders on advancing education and innovation within the respective military services.

    Perkins spoke with Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, AETC commander, and Air University leaders on Maxwell Air Force Base, broaching on several subjects affecting both commands, from the future of recruiting to the emergence of new technologies.

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University of Phoenix Back in Good Graces with the DoD and Military Tuition Assistance

  • Three months after suspending the for-profit University of Phoenix from military tuition assistance programs and banning the university from recruiting on military bases, the Pentagon has removed the school from probation. While the move is a key win for the University of Phoenix--which is struggling with dropping enrollment--scrutiny by the Department of Defense (DoD) continues.

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Deadline Closing in on Scholarships for Military Children Program

  • February 12 is the fast-approaching deadline for 2016 Scholarships for Military Children. Each worth $2,000, the scholarships are available to qualified dependent, unmarried children younger than 21 (or 23, if enrolled full time at a college or university) of an active duty service member, a reservist, or guardsman, retiree, or survivor of a military member who died while on active duty, or the survivor of a retiree.

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