Via USA Today, a bunch of restaurant chains are offering deals to veterans and active-duty military this weekend, so take note. Free Krispy Kreme donuts, pancakes at Denny’s, even free lunch at TGI Friday’s on Monday. Just remember to call ahead to double-check the specials and bring your military ID. Happy Veterans Day!
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Army ramps up weight-related discharges Army brass sounded the warning more than a year ago: Trim the fat, or you’ll be cut when we trim the force. Those cuts have begun. The service in September discharged more than 450 soldiers who failed to meet weight standards — more than the number of people discharged for similar cause in the entire previous year, said Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler. And that is just the beginning. DoD considers decriminalizing suicide attempts The Pentagon has ordered an internal review of the laws that allow commanders to treat attempted suicide as a…
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SMA Chandler speaks out on suicide, sex assault, offensive tattoos Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler ordered noncommissioned officers to step up their game, demanding greater discipline and enforcement of standards in the ranks. While quick to commend the unprecedented success NCOs have seen over the past decade, Chandler charged them to take an active role to end suicides, the deadliest enemy soldiers face today. Chandler also let them know he is “pissed off” about sexual harassment and hazing — and said soldiers should be, too. Professional military education, fitness and vulgar tattoos are in the cross hairs, as…
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1.7% pay raise: Troops, retirees get a boost, despite budget uncertainty Active-duty troops, reserve-component members and military retirees will get a 1.7 percent pay boost at the end of the year in a rare confluence of separate pay formulas. The increases in basic and retired pay are virtually assured unless Congress returns to work in a post-election session and unexpectedly decides to resolve the nation’s budget crisis by reducing or eliminating pay raises that are calculated under permanent law. 14 steps to a smaller, smarter Army It has been said that uncertainty is the only certainty in the…
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHuGzZodWPc] Behold the TV promo and first five minutes of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s Married to the Army: Alaska, premiering Nov. 18. The reality docu-series follows seven wives of soldiers — ranking from specialist and major to the commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division– while their husbands were deployed to Afghanistan this past year. Thoughts?
The Army has memes, too! The reflective PT belt has been the butt of many a joke since its debut, and now the jokes have an internet home at PT Belt Nation. Things made safer by a PT belt include cats, cars, cheerleaders and of course, newborn babies.
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