News and Current Events

Army Short About 8,000 Soldiers

  • 07/31/2015 - 07:03

    According to an interview with the Army's top officer for recruiting, Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, the Army is about 14% short of their recruiting goal of 59,000 new recruits for this fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30th.

    According to Gen. Snow, the reduced recruiting numbers are not from a lack of work by recruiters - during the first 10 months of fiscal year 2015, Army recruiters have made about 44,000 more appointments than they did during the same time period in FY 2014, but they have signed up 2,000 fewer soldiers.

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Tuition Assistance Down, Post-9/11 GI Bill Up

  • 07/20/2015 - 15:45

    According to a report by MilitaryTimes.com, the number of service members using the tuition assistance benefit for active-duty soldiers has dropped over the past fiscal year, while the number of veterans and their families that have been using the Post-9/11 GI Bill has risen.

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Soldiers Need Love Too

  • 07/17/2015 - 10:47

    Have you checked out Army.com's dating service yet? Meet others serving our country or people who are interested in dating someone in the military.

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Lenders Still Not Following SCRA

  • 07/10/2015 - 10:47

    According to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, some lenders are violating federal law by not adhering to the rules set forth in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, despite the fact that some recent violators have been fined millions of dollars.

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Education Benefit Transfer Rules May Change

  • 07/07/2015 - 13:16

    In a bid to encourage enlistment and retention, the Senate version of the annual defense authorization bill includes a recommendation that the Pentagon tighten the rules that allow soldiers to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to family members.

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