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ASVAB Question of the Week: Nov 6, 2013

This week's ASVAB Question of the Week:

Remember to stop by our ASVAB section (http://army.com/info/asvab/general) to make sure you are totally prepared for your ASVAB test!

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Holiday Mail for Heroes Returns!

If you know anyone in the military, you know how important mail call is to soldiers serving overseas. Even with video chats, Facebook, and email, getting a real card or letter can raise moral unlike anything else.

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Secretary of Defense Hagel Berates States Denying Benefits

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has strong words for states that are refusing to allow National Guard facilities to issue ID cards that enable same-sex partners of military members to claim benefits.

"This is wrong", Hagel said in New York, "Not only does this violate the states' obligation under federal law, their actions have created hardship and inequality by forcing couples to travel long distances to federal military bases to obtain the ID cards they're entitled to."

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Highlighting Your Military Experience on College Applications

If a college degree is in your sights and college applications are now covering your desk, it's important to keep in mind that your previous or current military experience can work to your advantage in the admissions process -- as long as you clearly communicate the value of that experience. Your college admissions essay (in addition to recruitment interviews and recommendation letters) is an excellent way to highlight your military experience and how it makes you a great prospective student at the college, community college, online school, or university of your choice.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: Oct 30, 2013

Here's this week's ASVAB Question of the Week.

Remember, although it's easy enough to look up the answer on Google/Bing/other search engines, the QotW is about what you currently know - outside help won't be allowed on the ASVAB, so don't use it to fool yourself into not studying!

Remember to check out our ASVAB section for practice tests and check out our book reviews - we now have 3 reviews of study guides for the ASVAB!

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Book Review: Master the ASVAB by Peterson's


If you've been on this site at all, you probably know about the importance of the ASVAB. This test, taken during your short visit to a Military Entry Processing Station (MEPS), determines both your eligibility to enlist in the military and your available career paths once enlisted.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: Oct 23, 2013

This week's question tests your vocabulary knowledge:

As always, if you need to practice for the ASVAB, check out our practice tests over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general.

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Is a SpongeBob SquarePants gravestone disrespectful?

Recently, a soldier's gravestone was approved by a cemetery, the stone was erected, and then the cemetery changed their mind and pulled the marker out of place. Oh, it just so happens the gravestone in question is a seven foot tall Army-themed SpongeBob SquarePants.

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Tuition Assistance Resumes -- With a Catch

The 16-day government shutdown cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars, and U.S. military servicemembers felt the hit in many ways, notably with the suspension of Tuition Assistance, relied on by thousands of servicemembers to help offset the cost of higher education. 
 

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Lack of Flexibility Highlights Sequestration

There were a lot of casualties from the government shutdown earlier this month, but one big one for the Pentagon was a simple concept - flexibility.

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