News and Current Events

Army Recruiting Goals Tougher for 2016 and 2017

  • 02/24/2016 - 08:57

    Army Basic Combat Training Obstacle

    While the Army does expect to reach its annual recruiting goals of 62,000 soldiers in both 2016 and 2017, it doesn't expect these goals to be met easily, according to materials submitted to Congress in early February.

    These materials suggest that recruiters will face challenges in meeting recruiting goals due to improving economic conditions, more stringent policy restrictions, and reduced incentives.

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Tank Drifting Looks Like the Most Fun Ever!

  • 02/19/2016 - 09:36

    The US Marine Corps is currently in Norway right now, performing cold weather combat and logistics training, but that doesn't mean that the don't get to have a little bit of fun!

    One of the crucial skills for USMC tank and heavy vehicle operators is the ability to drive on ice and snow, and that means they have to practice! It just so happens, of course, that practicing looks like a hell of a lot of fun!

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Army National Guard and Army Reserve Offering Bonuses to New Warrant Officers

  • 02/16/2016 - 10:11

    Army Aviation Warrant Officers
    If you've wanted to become a warrant officer in the Army Reserve or National Guard, now is your chance, since they are offering up to $20,000 in bonuses for a six-year commitment or up to $30,000 in student loan repayment!

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Army Recruiters to Add Physical Testing This Summer

  • 02/15/2016 - 09:45

    The Army is taking to heart the decision to open up all military jobs to women, and this summer any visits to an Army recruiter - by a male or female - will likely include a few extra physical tests to help the recruiter determine the type of Army MOS to recommend to the future soldiers.

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US Expands Fight Against ISIL

  • 01/21/2016 - 11:09

    The United States military now has the authority to launch air strikes to combat Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, in a move that expands the rules of engagement (ROE) for US forces fighting militants in the Middle East.

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