Field Report #282, July 15, 2007

Soldiers are volunteering dramatic personal accounts of lives saved and injuries avoided thanks to the Army's body armor. Their first-hand accounts of what happens demonstrate confidence in what the Army is doing to protect them.

Army Recruiting Numbers Show Promise
The Army fell short of its active-duty recruiting goal for June, but officials noted today that the Army is still ahead of its year-to-date goal and is expected to make its year-end goal.

Withdrawal Would Leave Iraq More Violent
More time is needed to gauge the effectiveness of the ongoing military offensive against insurgents in and around Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq, the top U.S. general there said.

Mountain State University Move Up the Ranks by Earning Your Leadership Degree Online

Army Child and Youth School Transition Services consists of a variety of programs and initiatives that provide strategies and resources for garrisons, school districts, parents/guardians to face the changes associated with transitioning from one school to another in support of the Army’s mission.

Saving For a First Home
Homeownership has long been a sought-after status among military families, and no matter where you are in life, saving for a first home can seem like an impossible feat.

Armed Forces Vacation Club
The Armed Forces Vacation Club (AFVC) is a "Space Available" program that offers Department of Defense affiliated personnel the opportunity to take affordable condominium vacations at resorts around the world for only $249.

The Healthy Parenting Initiative represents a collaborative effort between DoD and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service to create a number of military specific resources for both parents and professionals working with military parents and their children.

Associated Press - (APTN)
Jul. 16, 2007. 09:12 AM EST
A pair of car bombings killed at least 80 and wounded another 150 in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk. Officials say insurgents are moving north, fleeing the U.S. offensive in and around Baghdad. (July 16)

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