Defense News, WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2017 ? A three-carrier naval force is finishing a multi-day exercise in the Western Pacific, demonstrating the Navy's unique capability to operate multiple carrier strike groups as a coordinated effort, according to Navy officials.The USS Ronald Reagan, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Nimitz Strike Groups transit the Western Pacific. The … [Read more...] about Defense News: Three Aircraft Carriers in Western Pacific
I had a meeting with a Navy recruiter this week and I can honestly say, I walked away shocked.Once the formal introductory accolades were finished, this recruiter looked straight at me without even a polite smile. "I no longer cared about recruiting," he said.I get it. Military recruiting offers few rewards and the hours are always long while skirting your calendar around … [Read more...] about Should We Dare Ask What Future Veteran Days Will Look Like?
A popular federal program that offers paying-off federal school loan balances may be soon canceled. If so, this would potentially leaving a large number of past and present students of active-duty officers with tons of debt they had hoped to be forgiven.Former President George W. Bush rolled out the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program in 2007 to encourage people earning … [Read more...] about Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Eliminated?
The USO provides a vital connection between service members, their families, and ultimately the American people, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the USO Gala last night.Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Air … [Read more...] about USO The Vital Link For US Military, Family & Friends
United States Army Recruiting Command gladly announced October 9 that it succeeded in recruiting its quota of 68,500 soldiers for the active-duty mission for fiscal 2017. But equally important is that they did so without sacrificing the quality of recruits. Succeeding in FY17's mission comes in the wake of a February announcement by the Army of the largest mid-year mission … [Read more...] about Army Recruiting Hits Goals For 2017