Field Report #320 Febuary 15, 2009

New GI Bill Carries Different Eligibility, Benefits
A series of educational assistance programs administered by the Veterans Affairs Department, commonly called the GI Bill, have helped servicemembers pursue post-secondary learning for decades.

America's Army Game Sets Five Guinness World Records
The America's Army PC game, which lets players explore Soldiering, has been recognized with five records in the upcoming Guinness World Records 2009: Gamer's Edition.

Electronic Warfare Offers New Jobs
A new career field makes room for 1,600 full-time electronic warfare professionals for the active-duty Army, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard, a senior officer said yesterday during a Defense Department Bloggers Roundtable conference call.

Time at home is Precious. Spend less doing you finances with Excel 2007.

The Department of the Army has big plans to participate in the Military Saves Week, February 22 to March 1, 2009. Events are scheduled at Army facilities worldwide.

This year, the Army as a whole is recognizing the NCO Corps. "We want to enhance what we are doing for the NCOs, so we have initiatives that we'll bring on line this year that will enhance how we develop our noncommissioned officers and enable them to gain even more skills,"

The Upside of Online Universities
The Sloan Consortium, an online education research company, reported that 3 million plus students took at least one online course in the fall semester in 2005. Online education has become the norm.

Whether itís sitting around a campfire roasting marshmallows in the winter or standing in the middle of a creek fishing during the summer, a Colorado troop-support group is promising a week-long retreat full of fun and relaxation for 80 deserving military families this year.

  • Suicides Will Surpass Combat Deaths!?
  • Obama Reviewing Ban On Coffin Photos
  • GAO Says Taliban May Have U.S. Weapons
  • Charges Dropped Against Cole Master Mind
  • Army Creates New Career Field

  • BAH issues
  • Iran building seven new satellites
  • Saudi King Dismisses Religious Figures
  • Active to reserves?
  • Blue to Green for Officers

  • Send more colorful letters with word 2007.