Field Report #233, June 2005

Prior Military Service
If you have prior service, your country wants you back and they are making it easier than ever to return to service. The U.S. Army is offering great benefits and bonuses and making sure that your valuable prior service is carried over into your reenlistment.

Relocation Resources
Lets face it, moving around is part of life in the military. Even during peace time moving from one base to another is part of the military lifestyle. Moving family and belongings can be daunting if you don't know the procedure or the right places to look for information. Relocating doesn't have to be a nightmare.

15-month Army Enlistment Option
The U.S. Army Recruiting Command announced the nationwide expansion of the National Call to Service (15-Month Plus Training) Enlistment Option, a short-term enlistment program designed to promote and facilitate military enlistment in support of National service.

July 4th Celebrations
The 4th of July is one of our countries most celebrated holidays. It represents our freedom as a nation without religion, race or creed. It has become a celebration of our independence, a time for remembering fallen soldiers, and spending time with friends and family. For me, it's even more special as I was born on the 4th of July.

Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
Family SGLI (FSGLI) coverage provides life insurance coverage for the spouses and dependent children of all servicemembers (Active Duty and Ready Reserve) who have full-time SGLI coverage.

Proposed Base Closings Will Reveal Loss of Industry
For the first time since 1995, and while the U.S. is at war in the Middle East, the Pentagonís proposal to close 180 bases, with 33 of them being major bases, in order to unify the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, is even more daunting than the Pentagon would have us believe.

Security Clearance
Will you need a Security Clearance for you job? Find out how the process works, qualifcations and requirements to get your clearance.

Everyday Heroes in the Army National Guard
Most people never personally know their heroes. Their heroes might be movie stars, politicians, great men or women who have done mighty things. They are the ones who seem to be in the spotlight of life. Yet not all heroes receive these accolades and notoriety.

U.S. Army Tattoos Policy
Tattoos are one of the today's most popular forms of self expression. Do you have a tattoo and want to join the U.S. Army? This is the latest U.S. ARmy policy in reagrads to tattoos.

'Agent' Authorization Allows Commissary Benefit to Continue Through Illness and Deployments
Having both parents deployed can be very troubling for the children left behind. But thanks to a little-known DoD directive, military children can continue to enter the friendly confines of any commissary.

  • Taiwan's military will fire blanks
  • Exit from Iraq could take 'many years'
  • Rift Over Recruiting At High Schools
  • The Deadly Drive for Women Warriors
  • Dueling views on Army size: Congress vs. Rumsfeld
  • DoD Readies Biometric ID System for U.S. Bases in Iraq
  • BRAC Recommendations released
  • 'Bring me the head of Bin Laden'

  • Backing Out
  • What score do i need in the ASVAB to be a helicopter pilot
  • Finnish Defence Forces
  • Your Faviorite Weapon
  • The Downfall of America
  • Calling card for use in Iraq?
  • The best tank!
  • I would like to join the army, but I dont know if it is possible for me!