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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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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Speaks About Training

The top enlisted member of the Army, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, said that the Army needs to get back to training for a major conventional war and start moving away from the counterinsurgency training of the past 10+ years.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: December 10, 2014

Here is this week's ASVAB practice question - check back tomorrow for the answer!

If you are thinking about enlisting, remember that this holiday season is the perfect time to talk to a recruiter - especially if you think you might need a waiver or two! It's also never to early to start preparing for the ASVAB, and we have a whole page devoted to study materials and practice tests, right here: http://army.com/info/asvab/general. Check it out!

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Congress Insists on Joint Camo Pattern

It looks like uniforms are back on Congress' budget-cutting radar - language in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 2015 looks to get rid of service-specific camo patterns, according to an article over at Military.com.

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Book Review: The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook

One of the scariest things about leaving for basic military training is venturing into the unknown - and anything that can give you a heads-up about what's to come can help you get in the right mindset to get the most out of basic training. Written by Senior Airman Nicholas Van Wormer - who graduated from Air Force Basic Military Training in 2007 - The Ultimate Air Force Basic Training Guidebook is designed to help answer many of the most common questions asked by those who are thinking about enlisting or getting ready to ship out!

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Two Credit Card Companies Have Great Military Benefits

Hopefully you know that the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) helps active duty and deployed military members by postponing or delaying certain civil obligations to help reduce stress on both the soldiers and their families while they are serving full-time.

One specific perk of the SCRA limits credit card interest to 6% on credit obligations that were made prior to active-duty activation or deployment. However, American Express and Bank of America will both go above and beyond the law for active duty servicemembers.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: December 3, 2014

Here is this week's ASVAB practice question, we'll be back tomorrow with the answer:

If you're going to enlist, you're going to have to take the ASVAB, and the higher you score the more career opportunities you'll have during and after you serve. Make sure you're as prepared as possible with our ASVAB study materials over at http://army.com/info/asvab/general - we've got everything you need to improve your score!

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ASVAB Question of the Week: November 26, 2014

Here is the week's ASVAB practice question - check back tomorrow morning for the answer:

The ASVAB is the single most important test that you'll take in the military - so make sure to prepare thoroughly! We've got practice tests, study guide reviews, and a collection of these ASVAB weekly questions, all right here!

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Army Education Courses Give More College Credit!

The American Council on Education has completed their latest assessment of the Army's noncommissioned officer education courses, and has increased the recommended number of credits awarded for completing many of the courses.

These increased credits will help every enlisted soldier once they graduate from AIT. Taking all of the common-core courses, from Structured Self-Development 1 all the way up to the Sergeants Major course, can earn a soldier a total of 61 credits - about as much as two years of college. MOS-specific courses can help add to the number of credits earned as well.

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