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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 21, 2015

Here is our weekly practice ASVAB question - the answer is posted in the comments section below!

If you're considering enlisting and think you'll need waivers, talk to a recruiter NOW! This is their slowest time of the year, and they may be willing to work with you. Once you talk to a recruiter, head back over to http://army.com/info/asvab/general to start your ASVAB prep - you can never be too prepared!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 14, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - click the comments button below to see the solution!

If you're interested in enlisting, but think you might need a waiver or few, talk to a recruiter NOW! This is the best time to get a recruiter to work with you, but you should start ASVAB study as soon as possible - and don't forget all of our other ASVAB study materials at http://army.com/info/asvab/general.

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Obama Proposes Free Community College

Last week President Obama unveiled an incredibly ambitious education plan - provide 2 years of community college to any American - for free.

Based on a similar program in Tennessee, the White House estimates that this plan would cost about $60 billion over the next 10 years. The plan is intended to help the US keep pace with other countries in the 21st-century global workforce.

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New Resources Should Make College Choices Easier in 2015

The Department of Veterans Affairs has promised that in 2015 they will make new information available that can help soldiers and veterans find out which schools are most deserving of their GI Bill benefits - and which schools are the best value for their money.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: January 7, 2015

Here is our ASVAB Practice Question for this week! We'll be back with the answer tomorrow!

If you're thinking about enlisting but need a lot of waivers, remember that RIGHT NOW is the best time to talk to a recruiter - if you wait until warmer weather arrives, your chances of getting those waivers go WAY down!

If you are enlisting, make sure to use all of our ASVAB study resources to help you ace the ASVAB and get any MOS that you want!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: December 31, 2014

Here is our final ASVAB practice question for 2014! We'll have the answer posted tomorrow, so remember to check back here first thing in 2015!

There are 2 things to remember during this time of year:

  • If you want to enlist, but think you'll need waivers, talk to a recruiter NOW! This is a slow time, and they are more likely to work with you.
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BAH Rates Go Up - But Only Slightly

The 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes a slight drop in benefits for recipients of Basic Allowance of Housing (BAH) - dropping from 100% to 99% coverage of average rental costs for stateside service members. In addition, coverage for renters insurance will no longer be added to BAH.

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NDAA 2015 Not Expected to Slow Army Aviation Refresh

The fiscal-year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also put the Air Force's plans to ground the A-10 on hold for at least a year, is now doing something similar to Army aviation.

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Troops on the Ground to Assist in Iraq

Although they are not directly fighting Islamic militants, the US has about 1,500 troops in Iraq - helping the Iraqi military to repel attacks by ISIS and other militant groups. That number will soon grow, though, as funding was provided in the most recent National Defense Authorization Act for 1,500 troops to deploy in the coming months.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: December 17, 2014

Here is our Christmas ASVAB question for this week - the answer will be posted here tomorrow!

Don't forget about all the other ASVAB study materials available over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general. If you are heading out to MEPS soon, make sure you study as much as possible to get a good start to your military career.

If you haven't talked to a recruiter, remember that this is the BEST time to go, especially if you might need a waiver or two!

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