News and Current Events

President, Defense Secretary Both Support Retirement Overhaul

  • 03/31/2015 - 08:31

    The call to change military retirement benefits has gotten some support from those in the upper levels of the government, as both the White House and Defense Secretary Ash Carter both support the idea of overhauling the military retirement system.

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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

  • 03/26/2015 - 08:56

    The Army announced yesterday that it would be pursuing charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army soldier who disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009. He will be charged with both desertion and misbehavior before the enemy - charges which could send him to prison for life.

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Defense Budget Woes...Again

  • 03/19/2015 - 08:55

    Both Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Dempsey testified in mid-March that the House defense budget, which uses emergency war funding to skirt defense spending limits, would be vetoed by the President if it passes through Congress.

    The budget proposal, which would maintain the $523 billion cap for base spending and put $94 billion into the OCO fund, came from fiscal conservatives in the House Budget Committee. Other budgets have proposed exceeding the base budget cap and providing $577 billion for the base budget with $51 billion for the OCO fund.

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Army.com Introduces Dating Service

  • 03/18/2015 - 15:08

    Army.com is happy to announce our affiliation with DatingFactory in providing access to their database of singles. Visitors to Army.com can now find those in the military looking for a date. You can also explore singles in other "uniform" jobs such as police, firemen/women, security, and medical personnel.

    DatingFactory offers free and paid membership options, features such as chat, and a world of singles for you to browse through and make contact with. You can access our Army Romantic Rendezvous by using the Interact menu option in the top menu navigation or by directly going to dating.army.com.

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Find Out MRE Nutrition Online

  • 03/03/2015 - 09:29

    A new website has launched, giving soldiers (and civilians) a look into the nutrition information of all sorts of military rations!

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