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20 Women To Begin Ranger School Today

The 20 women who successfully completed the Ranger Training Assessment Course (RTAC) will begin Ranger School today.

The Army is running a one-time integrated assessment as part of a wider initiative to open as many combat-related MOSs to women as possible. Although the women who complete the Ranger School course will be awarded the much-coveted Ranger tab, they will not be assigned to the 75th Ranger Regiment.

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Army Heritage Education Center Expansion Plans Moving Forward

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center will be expanded next year, with plans proposed for spring through summer 2016, according to Mike Perry, executive director of the Army Heritage Center Foundation.

Plans include an $8.5 million state-funded expansion to complete a 37,000-square-foot visitor center, with an initial phase featuring a display gallery of artwork and objects and a multipurpose room for lectures and meals.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: April 15, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - the answer is posted in the comments!

If you want to enlist and avoid the summer rush, get to your recruiter TODAY - you can be in delayed entry (DEP) for up to a year before shipping to BCT! While you're waiting, use our ASVAB study guide ( to make sure you qualify for your preferred MOS!

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The VA, One Year Later

It's been about a year since it was revealed that a VA hospital in Phoenix was concealing wait times for soldiers' care and that soldiers have died while waiting for care, and while progress has been made, not everyone is satisfied.

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ASVAB Question of the Week: April 8, 2015

Here is our ASVAB practice question for this week - the answer is in the comments below!

With both college and high schools winding down recruiters are about to be VERY busy. Avoid the summer rush by talking to a recruiter today - you have up to a year to get in shape and study for the ASVAB before you ship out! Check out our ASVAB study materials ( and our Army Physical Fitness Test info ( to get even more prepared!

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Military Personnel System In Need of an Overhaul

After only 5 weeks on the job, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is worried about both recruiting and retaining the best soldiers for America's military in the coming years. To that end, DefSec Carter has come up with a dramatic change to the US military's personnel system and structure.

Some of his proposed changes:

  • Change the promotion system to put increased weight on skill and merit, and less emphasis on seniority.
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Army Tattoo Policy Change Coming!

A new tattoo policy that will do away with the limit on the number and size of permissible tattoos is coming soon, thanks to input from soldiers and officers throughout the Army.

This new policy, which won't take effect until the new revision of Army Regulation 670-1 is published, would allow soldiers (and potential soldiers) to have tattoos on their legs and/or arms as long as the tattoos are not visible while wearing an Army uniform. The ban on neck, head, face, and hand tattoos as well as any tattoos that contain extremist, sexist, or racist content will still be in place, however.

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