Field Report #243, December 1, 2005

U.S. Army Waives Basic Training
The U.S. Army is now waiving bootcamp and allowing you to keep your pay grade for anyone with prior military service. They are also offering bonuses up to $19,000 if you re-enlist.

HOOAH!!! Internet Radio Station Launched For Deployed Military Worldwide
HOOAH!!! Radio, a free Internet-based radio station that salutes soldiers and supports their families, today announced its official launch. Staffed by live volunteer DJs that are comprised of U.S. military veterans, HOOAH!!! provides a wide variety of music and entertainment that is designed to appeal to listeners of all ages.

Military Health System Enters New Era
The Department of Defense achieved a major milestone with the launch of AHLTA, its global electronic health record system, at a ceremony hosted by Dr. William Winkenwerder, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, and attended by Michael O. Leavitt, secretary of health and human services, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda today.

Extreme Careers - From Army Rangers To Cybersecurity Analysts
Being a Army Ranger is a very extreme career, but what do you do when you decide to move on to a civilian career. One option you have is to take advantage of the Army's educational benefits and take online classes that will let you transition into theses extreme careers with ease.

Students make holiday cards for troops
In an attempt to bring the holiday spirit to deployed Soldiers, students and teachers from a New Jersey school have been sending hundreds of homemade greeting cards to troops with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division deployed to Baghdad.

U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program Assists Soldiers
The Army is changing the name of the Disabled Soldier Support System (DS3) – a program that assists severely wounded Soldiers –to the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program.

QUICK TIP: Just what exactly ARE hospital corners?
Anyone who's ever worked in a hospital knows how to make a bed. Anyone who's been in the armed forces knows how to make a bed. For that matter, anyone who's ever gone to camp knows how to make a bed (those counselors can be a lot like military personnel themselves). So how come so many beds in this world are made so sloppily? Time to put a stop to all of this!

  • Active Components Exceed October Recruiting Goals
  • Army, Marine Corps recall 18,000 body armor vests
  • Military Sex Wars
  • Robots Expose Snipers
  • Guard soldiers offered recruiting bonuses

  • Want to go active duty
  • Loosing weight
  • Colorblind!
  • College Education with Army Special Forces
  • Favourite war!