The job of many recruiting specialists around the nation is slowly getting easier, as the economic situation in the United States continues to become more bleak.
The United States military has been a long provider when it comes to giving full medical and dental benefits to Servicemembers and their families serving on active duty. There are even limited benefits for reservists that serve part-time that, if they are called up to Active Duty, flair into full active duty benefits for themselves and their families.
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When many around the country are facing layoffs and struggling with unemployment, extra duty pay for being overseas, war zone pay, and the regular medical, dental and vision for families, along with BAQ (basic allowance for Quarters) and BAS (food basic allowance for subsistence assistance) make joining the military pretty attractive for many people.
If you couple these issues with the fact that you can often gain enlistment bonuses, money for education in the form of matching funds and the GI Bill, and also training in a job that may provide you with a civilian career, many are finding joining the military irresistible.