Field Report #286, September 15, 2007

New Initiatives to Reach Recruiting Goals
The Army’s new “quick-ship” bonus program is showing success in getting prospective recruits to enlist and is expected to help the Army make its end-of-year recruiting goal, the Army’s recruiting chief told Pentagon reporters today.

Although much of the stress associated with a National Guard deployment concludes upon returning home, a new concern can surface for Soldiers and Airmen who return with no job waiting.

Tuition Assistance for Soldiers
The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals.

Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony in Afghanistan
At 5:16 p.m., the only sounds that could be heard here were the distant drone of helicopter rotors and the flap of flags in the wind. In the United States, it was 8:46 a.m., Sept. 11, six years to the minute after a plane hijacked by terrorists struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York.

Soldiers Enjoy The Beyoncé Experience
This was the second of two concerts during which the singer took time to thank Soldiers for their service at her performances on her world tour, The Beyoncé Experience.

Minutes after terrorists slammed a hijacked commercial airliner into the Pentagon six years ago, Army Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell thought he was going to die.

Professional scam artists know how to get around the rules, but these guidelines can help military families find someone reputable.

Associated Press - (APTN)
Sep. 14, 2007. 12:20 PM EST
New center for wounded soldiers opens at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. (Sept. 14)

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