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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

The Army announced yesterday that it would be pursuing charges against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army soldier who disappeared from his unit in Afghanistan in 2009. He will be charged with both desertion and misbehavior before the enemy - charges which could send him to prison for life.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: March 25, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - the answer is in the comments below!

If you're preparing to enlist, there are a lot of things that you need to do - get in shape, pick out an MOS, and start preparing for the ASVAB. You only get one shot at the ASVAB, and your score can determine your entire military career! If you're thinking about enlisting, check out our study materials over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general!

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Book Review: The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook

One month after September 11, 2001, Michael Volkin enlisted into the Army Reserves. According to him, he left home "without an ounce of military knowledge", but he took notes on everything he did and saw during BCT. After graduating, he also picked the brains of his fellow soldiers - what did they do to get through BCT, how did they adapt, what do they wish they knew going in? With this information he assembled The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, with the goal that no other soldier should have to go through BCT without an idea of what to expect. Let's take a look at what this book offers, and if it fulfills his promise!

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Defense Budget Woes...Again

Both Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Dempsey testified in mid-March that the House defense budget, which uses emergency war funding to skirt defense spending limits, would be vetoed by the President if it passes through Congress.

The budget proposal, which would maintain the $523 billion cap for base spending and put $94 billion into the OCO fund, came from fiscal conservatives in the House Budget Committee. Other budgets have proposed exceeding the base budget cap and providing $577 billion for the base budget with $51 billion for the OCO fund.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: March 18, 2015

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

Despite DoD warnings, it looks like sequestration may return again this year. If that happens, the Army is only going to want to take in the best and the brightest that it can find. If you want to enlist, make sure your ASVAB score isn't the only thing standing between you and your dream job - check out our ASVAB study materials right over here: http://army.com/info/asvab/general

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ASVAB Question of the Week: March 11, 2015

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

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ASVAB Question of the Week: March 4, 2015

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

The Army is getting more competitive, and they have already announced higher ASVAB scores for some Special Operations MOSs (http://army.com/blog/topical/army-needs-5000-special-operations-soldiers). Make sure you get the MOS you want - visit http://army.com/info/asvab/general and start your ASVAB prep today!

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Find Out MRE Nutrition Online

A new website has launched, giving soldiers (and civilians) a look into the nutrition information of all sorts of military rations!

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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 http://army.com/info/center for more information!

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