Field Report #271, February 1, 2007

Military OneSource Offers Free TaxCut Basic Online Program
Military OneSource now offers the TaxCut Basic Online® Program by H&R Block – free to active duty, Guard, and Reserve servicemembers and their families.

The Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) Program is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army and other military branches. Click here for the lates 2007 Tuition Assistance information.

Army’s ‘Blue to Green’ Program Hits Milestone
The Army’s “Blue to Green” program, designed to allow airmen, sailors and Marines affected by force shaping to move to the Army, recently hit a milestone with the 1,000th transfer.

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Tens of thousands of military families took advantage of the Mental Health Self-Assessment Program (MHSAP), a Department of Defense program of anonymous mental health and alcohol self-directed screenings, in 2006. This enormous response is driving the addition of program enhancements to provide more services for families concerned about themselves or their children.

Military Entrance Processing Organization (MEPS)
Find out what MEPS is all about. The Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) plays a vital role in maintaining the nation's military might by ensuring that each new member of the Armed Forces meets the high mental, moral and medical standards required by military services.

Field Problem-Books for Military Children
Looking for books for military children regarding deployment? Tara Crooks and Star Henderson have scoured libraries, both brick and mortar and virtual, to bring you the most up to date and relevant books for military children.

Retention NCOs, Career Counselors Dispel Reenlistment Rumors
Retention NCOs and career counselors here are advising Soldiers to seek reenlistment information from subject matter experts - not fellow Soldiers, who may not have all the facts.

Associated Press - (APTN)
Jan. 29, 2007. 11:08 PM EST
This weekend's Super Bowl in Miami will feature 66 specialized canine bomb teams, fighter jets, SWAT teams and uniformed officers, all working under a master plan that is six inches thick. (Jan. 29)

  • Deadly Triggers
  • Company's anti-war e-mail sparks outrage
  • Are Saudis waging an oil-price war on Iran?
  • Sergeant in Trouble for Playboy Spread
  • Iranians, Discontentment Over President Grows

  • Bad media influencing opposition of the war?
  • Futureweapons!
  • Questions concerning eligibility and criminal record
  • Chinese missile destroys satellite in space
  • Special forces