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US Military May 2012 Archive


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Memorial Day

Thursday May 31, 2012
Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring military personnel who died in the service of their country, particularly those who died in battle or ... Read More

Veteran Education

Thursday May 31, 2012
Thanks to Thebestcolleges.org, we are able to tap into some serious programs out there catering to the needs of America's Veterans. It is the opinion of many that America’s track record with tending to ... Read More

New vets set record for war-disability claims

Wednesday May 30, 2012
America’s newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, claiming to be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops the nation has ... Read More

It's getting harder to Join/stay in the Army

Thursday May 24, 2012
In sharp contrast to the peak years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the Army last year took in no recruits with misconduct convictions or drug or alcohol ... Read More

Army to cut nearly 50,000 soldiers over 5 years

Thursday May 24, 2012
The Army is preparing to launch in March a five-year, nearly 50,000-soldier drawdown, using a combination of accession cuts and voluntary and involuntary separations, similar to the post-Cold ... Read More

1,600 museums offer troops free tickets

Thursday May 24, 2012
More than 1,600 museums across the country will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled ... Read More

Air Force One airfare: $179,750 per hour

Thursday May 24, 2012
The next time airfare seems too expensive, consider the cost of Air Force One, according to an Air Force Times article. The plane that is used to carry the president, which is ... Read More

Airmen can be kicked out of Honor Guard faster

Sunday May 20, 2012
If you can’t cut it in the Honor Guard, expect a swift return to a less prestigious job. As of May 1, a new Honor Guard job description makes ... Read More

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