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Blue Star Offering Free Museum Admission This Summer

  • Memorial Day is fast approaching, and with it the official start of summer. This summer, the Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Department of Defense have partnered with more than 2,000 museums (in all 50 states) to give free admission for military members and their families.

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Reserve and Guard New Retirement Plans

U.S. News and World Report's Best Colleges for Veterans 2015 Edition

  • U.S. News and World Report has released its 2015 Best Colleges rankings. These are the top ten national universities that the publication has found to be the Best Colleges for Veterans. For more information about the schools, U.S. News and World Report's survey and methodology, and the complete list of best national universities for veterans, best liberal arts colleges for veterans, best regional universities for veterans, and best regional colleges for veterans, visit:
    http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/nat...

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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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