Army Education Benefits

Enlisted and Enrolled: Finding Military/College Balance

Considering going back to college while still enlisted? It can be a tricky balance, but that doesn't mean you can't make it work. Consider these tips for balancing military duty with college life:

1. Consider online college.

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Gearing up for Going Back to School: What Vets Should Know

According to recent articles in the New York Times and the Huffington Post, veterans returning home are also returning to college and university in droves. Partly driven by high veteran unemployment rates and partly by education resources available to vets, the high influx in veteran students is a wave that colleges and universities across the country are preparing for. But how can veterans best prepare for college? Consider these tips for veterans gearing up to go back to school:

1. Make sure you get all available credit for your military experience.

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Army Taking Advantage of Cloud Technology for Online Learning

Cloud-based solutions are now helping Army learning institutions provide more flexible, accessible course materials to students on mobile devices and at home.

While much Army information requires stringent cybersecurity, the military is loosening its grip on security around course materials to improve access and hopefully enhance learning. The first school to implement a cloud-based solution, the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has transferred non-sensitive course materials from a .mil domain to a .com cloud-based domain.

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Summer School Helps Army Personnel Stay on Track

Summer is just around the corner, and many college students will take this time to earn college credit through summer courses -- either online college courses or on campus courses. Taking classes over the summer can help Army personnel make up time for credits they had to forego during the academic year, for personal reasons, deployment, training, or other assignments. Even better, using summer school courses to make up credits can help service members stay on track toward earning their college degree.

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Jill Biden Promotes New GI Bill Comparison Tool

Jill Biden has been on the media circuit to promote the new Post 9/11 GI Bill Comparison Tool -- an online service launched in February by the Department of Veteran's Affairs. The Second Lady has given numerous interviews to boast the tool's user-friendly features, which allow service members to estimate tuition and fees, book stipends, and housing allowances for each school that they are interested in applying to.

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Massachusetts Bill Expands Services for Vets

A new bill recently passed in Massachusetts promises to expand services and educational opportunities for military personnel, as well as veterans and their families. Property tax relief along with with employment, education, and health care support services are among the provisions of Valor Act II -- building on the state's existing laws to support military families.

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Proposed Ohio Bill Promises Vets College Credit for Military Experience

A bill that recently passed with flying colors in the Ohio House would guarantee veterans college credit for their military experience.

Now headed to the Ohio Senate, the proposed legislation would standardize awarding of college credit for military experience across all publicly funded colleges as well as state organizations issuing certifications and licenses for professional vocations. The legislation follows on the heels of the 26 other states that have passed similar legislation in response to reports of high post 9/11 veteran unemployment rates.

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Emphasizing Cultural Understanding Through ROTC

The ROTC Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency program (CULP) is one of many summer enrichment opportunities offered to ROTC cadets. Designed to immerse cadets in the language, culture, and socio-sconomic landscape of other countries, CULP helps cadets learn first hand about the day-to-day lives of those outside of their familiar American experience.

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New Government Tool Connects Veterans with Civilian Jobs

"Starting today, every service member, every veteran and every military family member will have access to a new online tool that will revolutionize how you find jobs in both the public and private sectors." These were the encouraging remarks of First Lady Michelle Obama when she and Dr. Jill Biden attended a gathering of more than 1,200 Soldiers and military family members at Campbell Army Airfield at Fort Campbell, KY on April 23.

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What to Expect in Summer ROTC Training

As summer approaches, cadets in Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs across the country will be gearing up for summer training. What to expect? Plenty of early mornings, hard work, leadership training, and skills enhancement before heading back to campus in the fall.

Leader's Training Course (LTC)

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