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Ranger School Open to Women!

After the graduation of the first women from Ranger School, the Army made a huge announcement earlier this week - Ranger School is open to women without restrictions!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: September 2, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - we'll be back tomorrow with the answer!

With summer winding down and schools starting back, recruiting offices will likely start to slow down. If you couldn't get to a recruiter over the summer, don't hesitate to get to one now! Remember, with the Future Soldier Training Program (FSTP) you can enlist now and not ship off to BCT for up to a year (plus you can enter as an E-2)!

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Live-Fire Exercise on the Korean Peninsula

Last week the US and South Korean Army and Air Forces participated in a massive live-fire exercise in Pocheon, an area about 50 miles north of the South Korean capital of Seoul and about the same distance from the North Korean border.

The following video shows some of the forces involved in the exercise, and the amount of firepower on tap with these combined forces is both intense and impressive:

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Contract Awarded

The Oshkosh Defense Company has been announced as the winner of the contract to build the successor of the Humvee, as the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) competition that started late in 2006 has finally ended!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: August 26, 2015

Here is our ASVAB Practice Question for this week - check back tomorrow for the answer:

Did you know that you can wait for up to a year after enlisting before shipping off to Basic Training? The Delayed Entry Program (DEP) can let you finish high school or a semester of college courses before you start your Army career - you can also get a head start on Basic Training by working with your recruiter! Interested? Check out http://army.com/information-request to get contacted!

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Americans Receive Highest French Honor

France is awarding its highest honor, the Legion of Honor medal, to the three Americans and one Briton that subdued a heavily-armed passenger that was on their high-speed train that was heading from Amsterdam to Paris with 500 passengers.

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Meet the First Women That Earned the Ranger Tab!

Today is the day that the first two women Rangers are graduating from the notoriously difficult Ranger School, and now we finally get to meet these two trailblazers!

Capt. Kristen Greist is a Military Police officer stationed at Fort Campbell, KY and Lt. Shaye Haver is an Apache helicopter pilot stationed at Fort Carson, CO. Both women completed 123 days of training during Ranger School, and will receive their Ranger Tabs in a ceremony alongside 94 men.

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DefSec Carter's Force of the Future Initiative

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is looking to try and recruit and retain soldiers with specialized technical skills by the formation of a new "technical career track". These technical tracks would allow soldiers to serve a full-length military career without having to continually strive for promotions or advancement along the military's typical career path.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: August 19, 2015

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

If you're enlisting and interested in a particular MOS - especially desirable jobs like Special Forces, MP, Ranger, Combat Medic, Counter-Intelligence, etc., you NEED to prepare for the ASVAB. You only get one shot at this test, and if you don't get the score needed for that MOS then you're SOL for your career! Check out http://army.com/info/asvab/general for study materials and practice tests!

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First Female Rangers to Graduate!

Two women will graduate from one of the most difficult and grueling courses in the Army on Friday, the famed Army Ranger School.

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