Field Report #317 January 1, 2009

Army Releases New Training Manual
The Army released the new field manual FM 7-0, Training for Full Spectrum Operations, at the Training General Officer Steering Committee conference at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 15.

Housing allowances for military members will go up an average of 6.9 percent in 2009, Defense Department officials announced today.

Troops Enjoy Money Management Benefits
Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are relatively insulated from the financial disasters affecting many Americans, and increasingly are taking advantage of programs designed to promote what military leaders call “financial readiness,” military financial counselors say.

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Your active duty service commitment is coming to an end. And you are wondering what to do next? You’d like to take what you’ve learned in the military and apply it to the civilian world. You can directly apply your military skills if there are translatable jobs.

Army Expands Military Funeral Honors
Starting early next year, the Army will allow full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for all soldiers killed in action.

A Soldier in the Army National Guard competed in a well-known game show on Christmas day for a prize of up to $1 million.

Mother, Daughter Enlist in Army
Like many high school seniors, Megan Schlotthauer wasn't sure what she wanted to do after graduation. Her grades weren't the best, and college is expensive.

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