Army.com Field Report #254, May 15, 2006


Bush: 6,000 National Guardsmen to Assist Border Patrol in U.S. Southwest
Southwestern border states will deploy up to 6,000 National Guardsmen to provide support to border patrol missions, President Bush said this evening in a nationally televised speech.

Certificate Programs: Are They Worth It?
For the past 32 years, Linda Smith has worked for the Social Security Administration. Now, as a 60-year-old manager, she’s looking toward retirement, but doesn’t want to stop working altogether. So she decided to pursue an online master’s degree in distance education at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC, Adelphi, MD), and earn certificates along the way.





What is a Family Readiness Group?
A Family Readiness Group (formerly know as Family Support Group), is an organization of family members, volunteers, and soldiers belonging to a unit, that together provide information and assistance to others in the group.

Army Optimistic Current Recruiting Trend Will Continue
The largest of the services, the Army is also the most heavily deployed, and with its one-year "boots-on-the-ground" deployment policy, it keeps its members away from home for the longest duration.

Congressional Recoil From Latest Dubai Takeover
The silence on Capitol Hill has been deafening. On April 28, 2006 the White House announced the approval by President George Bush regarding the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) of its recommendation that Dubai International Capital LLC (DIC), a subsidiary of Dubai Holding and a Dubai government owned conglomerate, to assume the U.S. operations of Doncasters Group Ltd.



  • Military Spouses Job Program in Jeopardy
  • Hackers steal data from Tricare computers
  • 2008 Deadline Eyed for Army's FCS
  • Duty and tuition draw US military recruits
  • Iraq Deployment Put on Hold




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  • Women In The Army
  • Dynamic Democracy
  • FBI Raid On CIA Chief's Home After He Resigns
  • My Husband Is Having Trouble Joining