New Resources Should Make College Choices Easier in 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs has promised that in 2015 they will make new information available that can help soldiers and veterans find out which schools are most deserving of their GI Bill benefits - and which schools are the best value for their money.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 7, 2015

Here is our ASVAB Practice Question for this week! We'll be back with the answer tomorrow!

If you're thinking about enlisting but need a lot of waivers, remember that RIGHT NOW is the best time to talk to a recruiter - if you wait until warmer weather arrives, your chances of getting those waivers go WAY down!

If you are enlisting, make sure to use all of our ASVAB study resources to help you ace the ASVAB and get any MOS that you want!

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Applying for Financial Aid: A Primer

Even if you are eligible to get money for college from an Army program such as the Military G.I. Bill, an ROTC scholarship, or other Tuition Assistance (TA) program, applying for federal financial aid is a must for any incoming college freshman.

One of the first steps you need to take is to fill out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid (apply online at

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Choosing a College or University - Resources You Can Use

Choosing the right college or university is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life. Making sure you have all the facts about what type of school to choose -- an online college, a military school, mainstream university, community college, technical/vocational college, etc. -- can go a long way in ensuring that you end up in a degree program that works for you.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: December 31, 2014

Here is our final ASVAB practice question for 2014! We'll have the answer posted tomorrow, so remember to check back here first thing in 2015!

There are 2 things to remember during this time of year:

  • If you want to enlist, but think you'll need waivers, talk to a recruiter NOW! This is a slow time, and they are more likely to work with you.
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BAH Rates Go Up - But Only Slightly

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes a slight drop in benefits for recipients of Basic Allowance of Housing (BAH) - dropping from 100% to 99% coverage of average rental costs for stateside service members. In addition, coverage for renters insurance will no longer be added to BAH.

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NDAA 2015 Not Expected to Slow Army Aviation Refresh

The fiscal-year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also put the Air Force's plans to ground the A-10 on hold for at least a year, is now doing something similar to Army aviation.

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College Application Home Stretch - What to Do Before the End of the Year

2014 is fast approaching its end, and college application time is wrapping up. There are still a few tasks that college-bound soldiers should be sure to tackle before the end of the year, though. We've gathered the checklist from our friends over at

Get started on your application essay -- if you haven't already

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Army Now Giving Soldiers More College Credits

In its latest assessment of Army noncommissioned officer education system courses, the American Council on Education has increased the college credits soldiers can now earn toward their bachelors degrees to two years' worth of course credits. Credits are earned by attending Army professional military education courses.

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Troops on the Ground to Assist in Iraq

Although they are not directly fighting Islamic militants, the US has about 1,500 troops in Iraq - helping the Iraqi military to repel attacks by ISIS and other militant groups. That number will soon grow, though, as funding was provided in the most recent National Defense Authorization Act for 1,500 troops to deploy in the coming months.

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