Army Needs 5,000 Special Operations Soldiers

Although the Army has been steadily shrinking thanks to budget and personnel cuts over the past several years, if you are interested in a job in the Special Operations side of things, you should take action NOW!

Officials from the Special Operations Recruiting Battalion (SORB), say that they are looking for about 3,000 candidates to attend Special Forces Assessment and Selection (SFAS) - about 2,000 active-duty enlisted, 1,500 new recruits for the 18X program, and 400 officers.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: February 25, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - the answer is posted below in the "Comments" section!

With the shrinking budgets and personnel in the military, the Army and other branches are only going to take the best and brightest. Make sure that you are prepared when you go to see a recruiter - practice your ASVAB, get in shape, and keep your record squeaky clean! Check out for more information!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: February 18, 2015

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With the US military downsizing, it's no longer a "backup career", it's a highly competitive force that can give you an exciting job, excellent pay, and incredible benefits - if you can get in! Make sure your ASVAB scores are good enough to get the MOS you want, and let us help with all our study materials at

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Military Pay Raises Not Keeping Pace with Private Sector

Although the 2016 Defense budget calls for a 1.3 percent raise in basic pay for soldiers and their families, the paychecks for military members are still getting smaller according to Col. Mike Hayden (USAF, ret.), the director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: February 11, 2015

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With the recent article about the Army keeping enlistment low and the current job market, getting into the Army is more competitive than ever! If you want a good MOS (Special Forces, MP, Medic) you'll need excellent ASVAB scores - so check out our ASVAB study aids:

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One Million Steps (Book Review)

There are moments in time that are greater not because they are particularly unique but because they capture a truth about how we look at a larger-scale view. The grunts that went into Sangin, Afghanistan in 2010 faced an impossible task in a hostile territory surrounded by people that couldn't be trusted. Bing West captures a snapshot of the Marine Battalion 3/5 3rd Platoon as they enter Sangin to take over from our British partners, push back at the Taliban that roam carefree, and find some success before being pulled out of Afghanistan. One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon At War is part battle log of this platoon and part military analysis of the overall strategy in Afghanistan.

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Active Army Below 500,000

For the first time in a decade, the full strength of the active Army has dropped below 500,000 - 498,062 to be exact, according the most recent reports. The reserve component is a little bigger, with 197,126 in the Army Reserve and 349,881 in the National Guard, for a total reserve strength of 547,007 part-time soldiers.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: February 4, 2015

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You only get one shot at the ASVAB, so if you're wanting to join the Army, make sure that you're prepared! Some of the best jobs (Special Forces, Counterintelligence, Cavalry Scout) require minimum scores - so make sure to prepare over at!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 28, 2015

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Want to enlist but worried about your checkered past or a medical problem? Go see a recruiter NOW! This is a slow time for many recruiters, so they may be willing to work with you! Read more about enlistment eligibility here:

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Book Review: Tears of a Warrior

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not a new development for soldiers. For hundreds of years, military personnel have known about the emotional and mental suffering that soldiers endure long after leaving the battlefield. It is a condition that doesn't just go away or fix itself. Soldiers and their families need to be able to identify PTSD and be willing to get help.

Tony and Janet Seahorn have lived with PTSD since Tony's return from Vietnam decades ago. Everything they have learned about the condition and how to treat it has been compiled in Tears of a Warrior: A Family's Story of Combat and Living with PTSD. This subject is personal for them and so the book reads like a friend or an acquaintance sharing their personal knowledge with you and not a dry reference book on PTSD.

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