News and Current Events

New VA Proposal to Streamline Outside Care

  • 11/19/2015 - 11:00

    The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a plan earlier this week that would give veterans much better and more streamlined access to private doctors and hospitals - but not without some upfront costs.

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Army Captain to Receive Nation's Highest Honor

  • 11/12/2015 - 11:02

    Army Captain Florent Groberg will receive the Medal of Honor this week at a White House ceremony, for actions in Asadabad, Afghanistan on August 8, 2012.

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Ranger School is Open for Women!

  • 11/04/2015 - 09:01

    And just like that, the Army's Ranger School is open to both men and women - without exclusions, exceptions, or fanfare.

    One indication that women in Ranger School is now the norm - the Army is treating this class like all the other Ranger candidate classes, and not giving away any information about the students. When asked about the number of women in this class, Fort Benning spokesman Bob Purtiman responded, "We are now running an integrated Ranger course...We are going to treat this like we do the other schools — such as Airborne — in which we don't release that information."

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Core Skills Need Refresh, According to FORSCOM

  • 11/02/2015 - 09:52

    With the two large-scale deployments for operations in the Middle East gone, the Army is going to need to reevaluate how it prepares soldiers for deployments and focus more on basic skills for individual soldiers in order to prepare for whatever comes next, according to the top commander of Army Forces Command.

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Gender Equality = Women Registering for Draft?

  • 10/19/2015 - 07:31

    The push for gender equality in all branches of the US military will likely mean that women will have to register for the draft, according to Army Secretary John McHugh. Currently just males 18-25 have to register for the Selective Services System, an independent government agency. Failure to register is a felony and can limit access to things like student loans and government jobs.

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