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Obama Proposes Free Community College

  • 01/12/2015 - 09:21

    Last week President Obama unveiled an incredibly ambitious education plan - provide 2 years of community college to any American - for free.

    Based on a similar program in Tennessee, the White House estimates that this plan would cost about $60 billion over the next 10 years. The plan is intended to help the US keep pace with other countries in the 21st-century global workforce.

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BAH Rates Go Up - But Only Slightly

  • 12/23/2014 - 12:39

    The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes a slight drop in benefits for recipients of Basic Allowance of Housing (BAH) - dropping from 100% to 99% coverage of average rental costs for stateside service members. In addition, coverage for renters insurance will no longer be added to BAH.

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NDAA 2015 Not Expected to Slow Army Aviation Refresh

Troops on the Ground to Assist in Iraq

  • 12/18/2014 - 10:08

    Although they are not directly fighting Islamic militants, the US has about 1,500 troops in Iraq - helping the Iraqi military to repel attacks by ISIS and other militant groups. That number will soon grow, though, as funding was provided in the most recent National Defense Authorization Act for 1,500 troops to deploy in the coming months.

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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Speaks About Training

  • 12/11/2014 - 09:39

    The top enlisted member of the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, said that the Army needs to get back to training for a major conventional war and start moving away from the counterinsurgency training of the past 10+ years.

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