New Rules for Post 9/11 GI Bill

Starting August 1, 2013, there are new rules in place for the transfer of benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.

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Military Academies - Better than Ivy League?

Forbes magazine has released their list of America's Top Colleges for 2013, and the rankings may not be what you expect.

The top 50 schools - out of the 650 that Forbes ranked - not only contain the usual suspects: Harvard, Yale, MIT, Princeton and Stanford, but also some surprises. The United States Military Academy, better known as West Point, ranked #7 - beating out schools like Harvard, Cornell and MIT.

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Bradley Manning Trial Set to Begin Sentencing Phase

Now that Bradley Manning has avoided the most serious charges against him - aiding the enemy - the trial moves into the sentencing phase.

Manning was found guilty of 20 of the 22 charges against him, but the ones he avoided - aiding the enemy - themselves carry the possibility of life in prison without parole. He still faces the possibility of up to 136 years in prison, however from the other charges, including espionage and theft.

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Bradley Found Guilty, Except for Aiding the Enemy

PFC Bradley Manning was found guilty of most of the charges against him, but received a not guilty verdict on the charge of aiding the enemy. Many civil libertarians and legal scholars were keeping a close eye on the aiding charge. The charge was last successfully used in the Civil War. Journalists were concerned that in the internet age, any information posted online would be considered as being provided to the enemy and an avenue for those in the government wanting to whistle-blow would have to avoid posting items online for a fear of being charged as a traitor.

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Manning Verdict Expected Today

The Bradley Manning verdict is expected to be announced today. He is charged with a range of charges from theft, to espionage, to aiding the enemy.

What do you think he is guilty of - and what do you think about his trial?

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If Sequestration Cuts Hit Tuition Assistance in 2014, How Will You Be Affected?

Back in March, U.S. Army and Marine tuition assistance (TA) programs suffered quite a blow at the hands of sequestration: TA was suspended for all new enrollees, derailing the long-standing educational assistance that benefited more than 286,000 service members in 2012.

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Army's New Fuel Efficient Demonstrator Vehicle Shows Promise

The Army is taking fuel-efficiency very seriously, and this break with convention is probably most obvious in their two new Fuel Efficient Demonstration (FED) vehicles - the FED Alpha and FED Bravo.

Don't get too attached to the new look of these vehicles - these are concept vehicles made to showcase new ideas and technology that the Army plans to implement in their future vehicles. Much like the concept vehicles at auto shows worldwide, the production versions are often less striking and futuristic.

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Take Advantage of New Military Education Resources in the U.S. News Directory

You might not be familiar with the U.S. News Directory, but chances are you've heard of some of the publications it puts out each year, such as Best Colleges, Best Graduate Schools, Best Online Programs, and other educational rankings. These widely read guides give prospective students across the country information and data to help them make informed educational decisions about where to attend college, grad school, law school, med school, and online college programs. And now, the U.S.

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Army Soldier "Blown Up" 7 Times on Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan

Staff Sgt Chad Joiner is 31 years old, has served three tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, and has been "blown up" by IEDs seven different times.

From ABC News...

"It's nothing like you see in the movies," he said. "You see the flash, then you hear this loud, hollow boom. It shakes your whole body. It shakes you to the core. You feel the compression, you feel the shock wave. Dirt flies,

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US Army Ends Search for M4 Replacement

The US Army's search for a replacement to the M4 carbine has ended before even reaching the final phase of testing.

The Individual Carbine competition, which began in late 2010, was entered into by several major firearms manufacturers: Adcor Defense, Beretta, Colt, Fabrique Nationale, Heckler & Koch, Lewis Machine & Tool, Remington, Smith and Wesson and Troy. Testing was to be divided into three phases:

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