Field Report #292, December 15, 2007

Recognizing that music has always been integral to morale, more than a dozen of the biggest names in country, rock, pop and R&B are teaming up with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and America Supports You to deliver a special gift to troops this holiday season.

Preparing for Funding Shortfall
The Army announced Nov. 28 that it has taken initial steps to plan for reduced operations at all Army bases while the congressional review continues on funding for operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and requirements associated with the Global War on Terror.

When the "America's Army: True Soldiers" game hit the streets in mid November, recruiters across the country held launch events at local stores to capitalize on the excitement of America's Army coming to the Xbox 360. Now the game's creators are hoping to stir up excitement in the PC gaming world.

November Recruiting Goals Met
All military components met their recruiting goals in November. All military components met their recruiting goals in November. It was the sixth month in a row that all services made their recruiting goals, officials said.

Volunteers from the New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division spread holiday cheer by helping load donated Christmas trees bound for overseas troops and Army Families stationed across the United States.

Most servicemembers receiving a housing allowance will see more in their 2008 paychecks.

New NTC Urban Training Site
Soldiers will soon begin training on what Fort Irwin officials say will one day be the largest Military Operations in Urban Terrain site in the Army inventory.

WHAM ABC 13 Rochester - (WHAM)
Dec. 11, 2007. 07:55 PM EST
The U.S. Army National Guard is reaching out to attract more female recruits.

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  • NBC Nixes Troop Thank You Ad

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  • Asthma
  • 365 Deployment Days (a wifes survival story)
  • Romney Seeks to Defuse Concerns Over Mormon Faith
  • Adopt a Soldier/Platoon