Field Report #252, April 17, 2006

Recruiting, Retention Rates Remain High for 10th Straight Month
Recruiting and retention rates released today demonstrate that young people see military service as a viable career option and, once they join, they want to continue serving, Defense Department officials said today.

Payday Loans vs. Installment Loans
Whether it's for car repairs, travel, or other unexpected bills, when consumers need immediate money their options are often limited. For service members, it can be even more so due to time constraints, lower-than-average pay scales, and a mobile lifestyle caused by deployments, training, and frequent moves.

Advance As An Army Warrant Officer
The landscape of the Army has changed over the years. Today’s Soldier has also evolved. Most join the Army already fully aware of the plethora of opportunities and benefits available to them. Local Army recruiters initially present many of the opportunities and benefits. Once in-service, career counselors may further advise, recommend and present various career advancement opportunities.

Portable Careers for Military Spouses - "Pack your Career and Go"
How many times have you relocated? How many jobs have you held in the past 10 years? Do these questions sound familiar? I bet they do. Military spouses face unique challenges when it comes to their professional careers.

TRICARE: DoD Attacks Rising Pharmacy Costs
In the first full year since the Department of Defense (DoD) began implementing the Uniform Formulary process to review and classify prescription drugs, $500 million has been saved through improved formulary and contract management.

Extension of Time to File Your Tax Return

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  • Troops Armor Up With Bulletproof Glass
  • New Navy Ship Being Built With WTC Steel
  • North Korea Believed to Have 6 Nukes
  • Army faces a major officer shortage
  • Fighting Over TRICARE

  • Air Force Vet Wants to Join the Army Reserve or National Guard
  • Getting Ready to Reinlist
  • Questions About National Guard "Special Operations"
  • I Need Info About Enlisting
  • Do You Get Paid While Attending Boot Camp?