Field Report #293 January 1, 2008

The Army's assignments branch is reaching out to Soldiers who have not deployed to combat in an effort to take some of the strain off of those who have deployed more than once.

Immediate Combat Injury Pay
When Soldiers are evacuated from a combat zone due to a combat-related injury, they no longer need to wait 30 days to begin receiving their Combat-Related Injury Rehabilitation Pay.

The $70 billion in emergency funds approved this week by Congress has sidestepped the need for the Army to send out furlough notices for now, but that money wonít last long, the Pentagonís top official said today.

More than 90 "Soldier heroes" will be paired with America's leading high-school athletes in the week of festivities leading up the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Jan. 5.

Scholarships for Spouses
Military spouses now have a larger scholarship pool to draw from, thanks to a new partnership between the National Military Family Association and the Fisher House Foundation.

Re-enlisted Soldiers
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. re-enlisted 267 Soldiers in a ceremony at Camp Victory's Al Faw Palace Dec. 19.

The Army plans to develop a new corps of multifunctional logisticians with creation of the new logistics branch.

KLRT Fox 16 Little Rock - (KLRT)
Dec. 26, 2007. 09:42 AM EST
There is no question that what US troops do on a daily basis in Iraq takes skill and discipline. However, doing the seasons greetings on camera seemed to be a little different than what they were used to.

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