Field Report #299 April 1, 2008

Combat Pay Counts Toward Economic Stimulus
Military personnel serving in combat zones are eligible for an economic stimulus payment, an Internal Revenue Service spokesman said today during an “America Supports You Live” interview on

More Combat Vets to Bolster Recruiting
The Army announced Monday that a test of the Chief of Staff of the Army Special Recruiter Assistance Program will begin in May.

One Soldier's insight into how things can be done better in the combat zone today can save time or even the life of another Soldier in the combat zone tomorrow.

Active First is a pilot program designed to synchronize a Soldier's first enlistment between service in the active component and service in the Army National Guard (ARNG). The program applies to recruits with no prior military service who are placed in select military occupational specialties.

The U.S. military passed a sad milestone today: the 4,000th U.S. death in operations in Iraq.

25th Annual Soldier Show
The cast and crew of the U.S. Army Soldier Show will emphasize their working motto of "entertainment for the Soldier, by the Soldier" in a simulated deployed setting to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary, which will open April 11 at Belvor's Wallace Theater.

Help for servicemembers coping with the effects of wartime service is just a phone call or a mouse click away, thanks to a nationwide network of mental health professionals.

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