Field Report #276, April 15, 2007

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2007 – All soldiers in the U.S. Central Command area of operations will serve 15-month tours in the region beginning immediately, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced today.

New Army values posters are going up in offices and barracks worldwide. The original Army values posters were first published nine years ago. "This update is important because the Army Values posters serve as a visual reminder of our culture,"; said Ms. Kittie Messman, values project manager in the Army G-1's office.

The Army continues to upgrade body armor to increase protection from bullets and fragments, and soon will field the Improved Outer Tactical Vest to Soldiers deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Grand Canyon Skywalk Celebrates Public Opening
Almost 2,000 people visited Grand Canyon West, home of the new Skywalk, on Wednesday. The Skywalk is the first ever cantilever-shaped glass walkway suspended more than 4,000 feet above the canyon’s floor and extending 70 feet from the canyon’s rim.

Recruiting and Retention for March 2007
The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of March.

As a Soldier in the Army Reserve, you'll have the time and freedom to put your educational benefits to good use. If you want to go to college, the Army Reserve will help pay for it. If you've already attended college, the Army Reserve will help pay off your loans.

Associated Press - (APTN)
Apr. 14, 2007. 10:21 AM EST
President Bush is again pushing Congress to approve a war spending bill. In his weekly radio address, Bush criticized Democratic congressional leaders for making a withdrawal timetable a condition for funding the war. (April 14)

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