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New Army Education Course to Fill E-8 Knowledge Gap

The Army's new Master Leader Course is being planned to prepare newly promoted master sergeants for the next step in their careers. As a new addition to the Army's noncommissioned officer education system, the course is slated for a pilot program in fall 2015, with the academy at Fort Bliss, Texas heading up the planning.

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What You Should Know About Online Education Through Army Knowledge Online

Often referred to as "the world's largest intranet," Army Knowledge Online (AKO) provides web-based enterprise information services to the United States Army, joint, and Department of Defense customers. An AKO account can be obtained by any member of the Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, Army civilian, and select contractor workforce. All users can build pages, create file storage areas, and create and participate in discussions on the portal.

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Book Review: The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook

One of the scariest things about leaving for basic military training is venturing into the unknown - and anything that can give you a heads-up about what's to come can help you get in the right mindset to get the most out of basic training. Written by Senior Airman Nicholas Van Wormer - who graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training in 2007 - The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook is designed to help answer many of the most common questions asked by those who are thinking about enlisting or getting ready to ship out!

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Two Credit Card Companies Have Great Military Benefits

Hopefully you know that the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) helps active duty and deployed military members by postponing or delaying certain civil obligations to help reduce stress on both the soldiers and their families while they are serving full-time.

One specific perk of the SCRA limits credit card interest to 6% on credit obligations that were made prior to active-duty activation or deployment. However, American Express and Bank of America will both go above and beyond the law for active duty servicemembers.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: December 3, 2014

Here is this week's ASVAB practice question, we'll be back tomorrow with the answer:

If you're going to enlist, you're going to have to take the ASVAB, and the higher you score the more career opportunities you'll have during and after you serve. Make sure you're as prepared as possible with our ASVAB study materials over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general - we've got everything you need to improve your score!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: November 26, 2014

Here is the week's ASVAB practice question - check back tomorrow morning for the answer:

The ASVAB is the single most important test that you'll take in the military - so make sure to prepare thoroughly! We've got practice tests, study guide reviews, and a collection of these ASVAB weekly questions, all right here!

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Army Education Courses Give More College Credit!

The American Council on Education has completed their latest assessment of the Army's noncommissioned officer education courses, and has increased the recommended number of credits awarded for completing many of the courses.

These increased credits will help every enlisted soldier once they graduate from AIT. Taking all of the common-core courses, from Structured Self-Development 1 all the way up to the Sergeants Major course, can earn a soldier a total of 61 credits - about as much as two years of college. MOS-specific courses can help add to the number of credits earned as well.

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Defense Secretary Hagel Resigns

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has officially announced his resignation on Monday, the first Cabinet official to leave following midterm elections that left Democrats the minority in both the House and the Senate. Defense Secretary Hagel, who served as an enlisted soldier during Vietnam, faced numerous challenges during his almost 2-year term.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: November 19, 2014

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week:

Enlisting? The ASVAB is important, and we've got the study materials to help you get a great score: practice tests, study guide reviews, and an archive of daily questions (with answers)! Just click this link, and check back tomorrow for an answer!

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Afghanistan IG: Nation Building "Abysmal Failure"

The man in charge of holding government agencies responsible for their work (or lack thereof) in Afghanistan, John Sopko, has described America's 13-year mission building attempt there as "an abysmal failure".

According to this article on Stripes.com Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Sopko spoke to reporters on Tuesday, and pulled no punches in describing the waste and mismanagement he has seen.

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