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John Kerry Approved by Senate as Secretary of State

When President Obama tapped Sen. John Kerry to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a strange word began to pop up that hasn't been heard in a while - bipartisan.

Several prominent Republican Senators, among them John McCain (Arizona) and Bob Corker (Tennessee), voiced enthusiastic support for Sen. Kerry, with Sen. McCain even introducing him at the opening of the confirmation hearings. This bipartisan support was more than just talk, with Sen. Kerry sailing through the confirmation hearings with only 3 "nay" votes.

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Make Sure Your Online College Credits Transfer

Attending an online college or university offers many benefits -- especially if your military service has you stationed in an area where attending school on a traditional campus is inconvenient. With an online school you can complete classes at your own pace and on your own schedule -- working around other family, work, and service commitments. But, if you decide to later transfer to a traditional on campus university, it's important to make sure your online college credits will transfer.

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Associate vs. Bachelor's Degree

As you prepare for your future and your career, you likely are considering what type of college -- and what type of degree -- is best for you. Keep in mind that the Army offers plenty of options to get money for college to help you complete your degree, but which degree you choose may have much to do with the amount of time you want to spend in school right now, and your career aspirations.

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What You'll Need for Online College

If you are attending -- or have plans to attend -- an online college or university, you have the advantage of being able to take classes according to your own schedule and complete courses at your own pace. To maximize your success, it's a great idea to have a dedicated work area set up for your online courses, and have supplies on hand that will help you be efficient and effective.

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Discount College Supplies

Whether you are attending college with the help of scholarships or other financial aid, it always helps to find ways to save money while in school. Lowering the amount of money you spend on college supplies -- like books, electronics, paper goods, dorm supplies, and others -- is a great way to help lower your overall monthly college expenses.
 

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Applying to an Online College

If you have decided to apply to an online college or university (if your military service has you stationed in an area where attending an on campus college or university is inconvenient then an online degree program may be a great option for you), there are some online college application procedures that you should be aware of. Some of the processes involved in applying to an on campus college are very similar to applying to an online university, but there are some differences.
 

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Online Education FAQs

If your military service has you stationed in an area where attending an on campus college or university is impractical or inconvenient, an online degree program may be a great option for you. While online colleges and universities have been around for some time now, and many accredited online degree programs are available, some common misconceptions about online colleges still prevail. You may have questions about attending an online college or university, and how these programs differ (and are similar to) their on campus counterparts.
 

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Women to be allowed into combat roles!

According to staff at the Pentagon, Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, is putting into action a removal of the ban on women serving in combat roles. At this time, infantry, special forces, and other frontline jobs in the military are men-only.

From Military Times:
Some jobs may open as soon as this year. Assessments for others, such as special operations forces, including Navy SEALS and the Army’s Delta Force, may take longer.
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Reducing Expenses While in College

Whether you are attending college with an Army scholarship or other financial aid, almost all university students can benefit from taking steps to save money and reduce expenses. Fortunately, with a bit of planning and research, many college students can find numerous ways to save money on everyday expenses, as well as more costly expenses like room and board.

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After the College Application - What Happens Next

If you are applying to college, the process does not necessarily end once you've put your application together and submitted it to the school you want to attend. This is when the waiting game begins, and sometimes it may feel as though you've sent your application to a black hole, with the result remaining a mystery keeping you on the edge of your seat.

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