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Applying to the Army Women's Legacy Foundation Scholarship? Take Note of Changes!

  • The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship program provides financial support for the educational goals of Army women and their children in certificate programs, community college coursework, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees. All coursework must be completed at accredited institutions. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need.

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Take Advantage of Georgia Tech's Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program

  • Georgia Tech's new Veteran's Education Training and Transition Program offers active duty service members and veterans four weeks of no-cost training that translates military values into successful civilian careers.

    One of the first programs of its kind, the program offers customized content provided by employers, along with three weeks of hands-on experience in corporate-sponsored internships.
    For more information about the program, visit the program page.

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Changes on Tap for NCO 2020 Program

  • One of the most extensive polling efforts in the Army's history, the online NCO 2020 survey gathered responses from 400,000 soldiers with opinions about the redesign of the NCO Education System. The results of the poll are calling for several big changes to the program, with pilot evaluations on tap for the following:

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Military Pay Raises Not Keeping Pace with Private Sector

  • Although the 2016 Defense budget calls for a 1.3 percent raise in basic pay for soldiers and their families, the paychecks for military members are still getting smaller according to Col. Mike Hayden (USAF, ret.), the director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America.

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New Subject Matter Expert Program for Army Medical Department

  • In August 2014, over 50 enlisted Soldiers, spanning the ranks of staff sergeant to sergeant major, attended the newly established and revitalized subject-matter expert, or SME, training session. Upon completion, all Soldiers received certificates of training and letters appointing each as the Army Medical Department, or AMEDD, SME to the Army Medical Command sergeant major and surgeon general for their respective military occupational specialties, or MOS, and/or additional skill identifiers, ASI.

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