Field Report #318 January 15, 2009

US Army Relaxes Weight Rules
The waistlines of America's youth are expanding, shrinking the pool of those eligible to join the US military. But an Army program is giving overweight enlistees a second chance – and helping the military with its own expansion.

December Recruiting Goals Met
December was a recruiting success for all active-duty and reserve-component U.S. military services, which all met or exceeded their goals, according to a Defense Department news release issued today.

The military taught you leadership, teamwork and specialized skills. But did you know that your military education can also give you a head start on college?

Fix your Debt now!

After months of evaluating the criteria, Defense Department officials have decided against the notion of awarding the Purple Heart to military members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Disney Vacations More Affordable for Troops
With the “Disney’s Armed Forces Salute” offer,a Disney vacation just got more affordable.

Having a loved one go off to war or return from war can be very emotional for families. Many are so overwhelmed that taking pictures of these cherished milestones can be forgotten or just put to the side.

Gates Priorities in Next Administration
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is pleased by “great progress” in improving care and support for wounded warriors, but believes these developments “are still not good enough” and plans to implement more, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said.

  • Army Relaxes Weight Rules
  • ACLU Sues To Allow Counter-Recruiting
  • Army Builds Arcade To Recruit Gamers
  • Army Wastes Billions on Unneeded Parts
  • Obama Prepares To Close Gitmo

  • Why is Obama so quiet on Gaza crisis?
  • Penalty for Assisting AWOL Soldier?
  • New army mom
  • Enlistment vs OCS
  • Demolition

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