News and Current Events

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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Army Needs 5,000 Special Operations Soldiers

  • 02/27/2015 - 09:08

    Although the Army has been steadily shrinking thanks to budget and personnel cuts over the past several years, if you are interested in a job in the Special Operations side of things, you should take action NOW!

    Officials from the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion (SORB), say that they are looking for about 3,000 candidates to attend Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) - about 2,000 active-duty enlisted, 1,500 new recruits for the 18X program, and 400 officers.

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Military Pay Raises Not Keeping Pace with Private Sector

  • 02/17/2015 - 11:54

    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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Active Army Below 500,000

  • 02/09/2015 - 09:33

    For the first time in a decade, the full strength of the active Army has dropped below 500,000 - 498,062 to be exact, according the most recent reports. The reserve component is a little bigger, with 197,126 in the Army Reserve and 349,881 in the National Guard, for a total reserve strength of 547,007 part-time soldiers.

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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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