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Pentagon Advises Employees to Remain Vigilant

  • 10/30/2014 - 08:16

    The Pentagon's internal security agency, the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, sent out an internal memo to its personnel last week that they could potentially be targets for ISIL or other terrorist groups, and to take appropriate precautions.

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Army Soldiers Take Top Honors

  • 10/27/2014 - 08:16

    Last week was a great week for the US Army and a few of its members, as several won and placed in various physical and job-related competitions.

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Soldier Employment Protection Law Turns 20

  • 10/14/2014 - 14:25

    An important law to just about every Reserve and National Guard soldier, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, signed into law in 1994, turns 20 years old this month.

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Women in the Military: Progress Made, But Still A Long Road

  • 10/13/2014 - 08:25

    During a panel discussion at 2014 Military Reporters and Editors Conference in Washington DC, representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps discussed the current status of women in the military. The current number of positions open to women is incredibly high, but efforts are still being made in all branches to discover what additional jobs should still be coed.

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MilitaryTimes.com Survey Reveals Soldiers Against Returning to Iraq

  • 10/01/2014 - 08:37

    An online poll done by MilitaryTimes.com asked 2,200 active-duty soldiers, sailors, and airmen:

    “In your opinion, do you think the U.S. military should send a substantial number of combat troops to Iraq to support the Iraqi security forces?”

    A surprisingly large number - 70% - answered "No". This survey was done over the summer and finished in August, as US air strikes against ISIS forces in Iraq began.

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