Field Report #237, September 1, 2005

Troops ready to assist with Hurricane Katrina
More than 5,000 National Guard troops have been activated in four states to assist with recovery operations as 140-mile-per-hour winds of Hurricane Katrina strike the Gulf Coast.

Commission Makes More BRAC Decisions
The Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission voted today to keep open Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., rejecting a Pentagon proposal to close the base and consolidate the Air Force's B-1B Lancer long-ranger bomber aircraft fleet at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas.

Army Streamlines Reserve and National Guard Transfer to Active Duty Process
The Army is implementing new policies and procedures for the voluntary enlistment and transfer of mobilized reserve-component Soldiers into the Regular Army.

Military Idol competition begins on Army installations
The first round of Military Idol competition began this week on U.S. Army installations around the world.

July Recruiting, Retention Figures Reflect Continued Success
A fresh supply of recent high school graduates, more recruiters and more enticing enlistment incentives are being credited with the Army's second straight successful month of meeting its recruiting goals, according to the Defense Department's acting deputy undersecretary for military personnel policy.

  • Body Armor Being Replaced Again
  • Court backs military's abortion coverage
  • Russian-Chinese Military Drill Not Aimed at U.S.
  • Women get go-ahead for military support roles
  • Uzbekistan votes to evict U.S. troops from military base

  • Hey all thinking about joining the army
  • ASVAB Practice Test Score
  • College Credits
  • Patriot Act?
  • WWIII And Leaving Iraq