Field Report # 340 Dec 15, 2009

The Future of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"
"I will end 'don't ask, don't tell.'" With these words, President Barack Obama pledged change for the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which states gay or lesbian members of the armed forces can be discharged from military service if they openly proclaim their sexuality. Contributed by

Services Meet Recruiting Goals
The active-duty services met or exceeded their November recruiting goals, Defense Department officials announced today.

Obama Calls for Another 30,000 Troops
It is in America's vital national interests to send another 30,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan, President Barack Obama said tonight during a speech at West Point, N.Y.

What Branch of Service is Right for Me?
Boot Camp is a lot tougher than one can imagine. For most people, deciding which branch of service to join isn't difficult.

Iraq's Next Generation
Educating children might not be the first thing Americans discuss when the subject of Iraq comes up, but for the soldiers of Task Force Pathfinder here, helping the next generation of Iraqis obtain a basic education is a critical part of their mission.

"I Am An American"
The song is called "I Am An American," and I'd like to tell you all about what motivated me to produce this project.

Intelligence Career Webinar
Author and adjunct professor Tom Hunter (whose op-ed and new book I recently shared) will lead HPU's next free "Insider's Guide" webinar, Insider's Guide to Careers in Intelligence Analysis, on Thursday, December 17, from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST.

Review Auto Insurance for Savings
With service members relocating every two to four years on average, military personnel and their families must re-evaluate their insurance coverage more often than most.

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  • VA Budget Still Not Enough
  • Obama Wishy Washy On His Positions
  • Obama's Ratings Lowest Rating Of All Time
  • Military Goes Green

  • Recruits Are Denied Military Enlistment?
  • Anyone Riding In A HUMVEE?
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  • What Does The Troop Increase Mean For New Soldiers?
  • Enlistment Bonuses For 5 MOSs Eliminated
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