Camouflage in US Military since 2002

A look back at the last 11 years of US military camouflage. Yikes!

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Talking to Army Recruiters About Education Benefits

If you are considering enlistment in the Army and are also interested in getting money for college, it is very important that you discuss all of the educational benefit options available to you with your Army recruiter. Discussion of potential educational benefits should be high on your priority list if college is on your horizon, but with a little planning and research ahead of time, you will be well prepared to have a thorough and worthwhile discussion that should give you the information you need to make informed choices.

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Becoming an Army Engineer

If you have made the wise choice to attend college and are considering your degree options, studies toward becoming an Army engineer may be a great path toward a rewarding and fulfilling career.

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Veteran Unemployment for April Good News. Too Good, Actually.

The unemployment rate for Post-9/11 veterans fell dramatically in April, from 9.2% in March to 7.5%. The unemployment rate for all veterans also fell from 7.1% to 6.2%.

Although these drops are great news, they may be statistically invalid. The change in Post-9/11 unemployment shows huge gender differences (women dropped from 11.8% in March to 7.2%, while men went from 9.2% unemployment to 7.6%) that may reflect a small sample size of Post-9/11 veteran women, which would skew the sample results.

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Army says "No Thanks" to Tanks, Congress Insists

It's like trying to turn down food at your grandmother's house, it seems.

Senior Army officials have repeatedly turned down more M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, but there is a bipartisan push to spend $436 million on tanks the Army said it doesn't need or want.

The reason, of course, is politics.

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ASVAB Contest Winners

Thanks to everyone that entered the Why I Want to Join the Army! contest! This is our first contest and everyone on staff here at was pleased with the large amount of entries and the compelling reasons mentioned in most of the contest entries.

The five winners of copies of Master the ASVAB are:

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Only 2 MOSs Eligible for Enlistment Bonus

The Army's success at recruiting and the budget crunch caused by sequestration have reduced the MOSs that Army is offering enlistment bonuses to only two.

  • MOS 09L - interpreter/translator with proficiency in Pashtun-Afghan. Enlistment bonus of $10,000-$40,000 for enlistments of three, four, five or six years.
  • MOS35P - cryptologic linguist. Enlistment bonus of $10,000-$40,000 for enlistments of four to six years.
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White House Following VA Backlog - Proposes Increased Funding for FY 2014

Although the White House says that top officials from every federal agency are already working on the huge VA backlog, they have said that they may also consider a presidential commission to help address the problem. Members of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America delivered a 34,000 signature petition to the White House last month requesting a presidential commission to deal with this issue.

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Great Degrees for Military Careers and Beyond

As you begin thinking about your educational prospects alongside military service, consider that many degrees can benefit your career both in the Army and in civilian life.

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Army ROTC and College Lifestyle

If you’ve set your sites on the Army and on attending college, the Army ROTC program may be a great option for you.  Not only can the ROTC program open the door to becoming a commissioned officer, it can also allow you to get your degree without the burden of student loans.

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