Field Report #289, November 1, 2007

The Origins Of Veterans Day
In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking the Potomac River and the city of Washington, D.C., became the focal point of reverence for America’s veterans.

$60,000 in Bonuses for 'Active First'
A new Army program dubbed "Active First" promises up to $60,000 in bonuses to recruits who opt for 30 to 48 months of active duty then transfer to the National Guard.

Drill sergeants will undoubtedly treat you like you have never been treated before. They clearly don’t want to be your friend, they don’t want to make you feel warm and fuzzy and they certainly don’t want you to feel like you’re at home. There are however, ways to deal with drill sergeants that won’t drive you crazy.

Holiday Deadline For Troop Mail
While the holidays may still seem far away, Americans hoping to show their support to deployed troops must be aware of some rapidly approaching deadlines set by the Military Postal Service Agency: mail going parcel post must be sent by Nov. 14 while first-class mail must be sent by Dec. 10 to arrive by Dec. 25.

Pick a Card - The Right Card
Receiving dozens of “pre-approved” credit card offers in the mail can be flattering. But they may leave you wondering which offers are the real deal and which are just smoke and mirrors.

The growing demand of Soldiers trained in unit supply and automated logistics is translating into the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School at Fort Lee, Va., training more specialists than their annual requirement.

When a TRICARE beneficiary needs hospital care, he or she can usually be confident that the benefit will cover everything involved with inpatient care. Doctors may order lab tests, X-rays, or medication. And afterwards, they may call for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). But wait, too much confidence could mean that the patient ends up paying for that MRI. Why?

WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg - (WHP)
Nov. 01, 2007. 07:01 AM EST
It was an overwhelming victory for a York County father who took on the religious protestors who picketed at his son's funeral.

  • Mastermind of USS Cole Bombing Freed
  • Turkish Troops Head Toward Iraq
  • US Imposes New Sanctions on Iran
  • Iranian Rockets hit U.S. Base
  • Putin: U.S. in Iraq is 'Pointless'

  • Fun Times
  • To England
  • Army Combat Medic
  • Bootcamp
  • Military Couple BAH questions.