Army.com Field Report #238, September 15, 2005


Army.com Offers Free Employment Web Site to Assist Displaced Katrina Victims
Many organizations are collecting food, water, medical supplies, and other necessities to meet the immediate and critical needs of those left in Katrina’s wake. Army.com wants to offer long term help to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina’s wrath by offering employers and workers a FREE site to post and search for short-term, temporary, and permanent employment.

New Policy Urges Army Personnel in Iraq to "Blog Responsibly"
Blogs, online journals, personal Webs – no matter what they’re called, they seem to be gaining popularity with service members theater-wide who want to share exciting moments from their deployed life with family, friends and coworkers back home.

Avoiding Negative Attention From Drill Sergeants
In my book The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, I devote many pages on how to avoid negative attention from Drill Sergeants. The reason for this is simple, because it’s extremely important. Drill Sergeants can make basic training your worst nightmare or a learning experience.

Soldier awarded new Army Combat Action Badge
In order to recognize all Soldiers for their participation in direct combat, the U.S. Army established the Combat Action Badge. Scott Malone talked to a Soldier who was among the first group to receive this new military decoration.

VA Announces New Survivor Benefits Web Site
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has created a new Internet Web site for the surviving spouses and dependents of military personnel who died on active duty and for the survivors and dependents of veterans who died after leaving the military.

Nemechek Provides Special Day for 75 Soldiers
Nemechek visited and thanked 75 U.S. Army soldiers at Texas Motor Speedway Tuesday for their brave service following their recent return from Iraq. The soldiers represent the 1st Calvary Division, 3rd Brigade based at Fort Hood in central Texas.





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