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US Military August 2012 Archive

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2012 Military Reserve Drill Pay

Thursday August 30, 2012
Drill Pay is part of the total compensation available to National Guard and Reserve soldiers performing drilling and other training duties. A drill period is defined as four (4) hours. ... Read More

Army Drawdown on the Way

Thursday August 30, 2012
The drawdown looms large. While the Army is being cagey about exactly how it will shrink to pre-9/11 size, several things have become crystal clear. There is a target list and it’s ... Read More

Violent Attacks Continue in Afghanistan

Thursday August 30, 2012
Insurgents beheaded 17 people at a party in a Taliban-controlled area, and an Afghan soldier killed two U.S. troops, bringing the two-day death toll Monday to about 30, according to an Air Force ... Read More

VA Department Fills Up Many Job Training Positions!

Thursday August 30, 2012
The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and it expects to have every ... Read More

The Air Force Safety Center

Thursday August 30, 2012
Prevent Mishaps - Preserve Combat Capability. That's what the Air Force Safety Center is all about. The Air Force Safety Center is a field operating agency with headquarters at Kirtland Air Force ... Read More

Basic Housing Allowance for 2012

Tuesday August 28, 2012
Have you checked out the 2012 Basic Housing Allowance Rates for your State? They are not expected to budge much for 2013. Whether you're Enlisted, a Warrant Officer, an Officer, or Guard/Reserve, ... Read More

Forgotten War - Afghanistan

Tuesday August 21, 2012
It was once President Barack Obama's "war of necessity." Now, it's America's forgotten war, according to an Army Times article. The Afghan conflict generates barely a whisper on the U.S. presidential campaign ... Read More

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