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Army Replacing Enlistment Bonuses

WASHINGTON — After barely making their 2015 recruiting goal, The United States Army Recruiting Command is eliminating enlistment bonuses in their 2016 recruiting plan in order to heavily target a nearly unending source of manpower: Americans on government assistance.

According to USAToday, it was that demographic — unemployed adults around 35 – 40, with multiple kids, no healthcare, and the need to earn below 185% of the poverty line to maintain their welfare — who miraculously pushed the US Army over their goal earlier this September. Highlighting insanely low enlisted soldiers’ pay and free healthcare, according to government manpower experts, is the next logical step.

Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) director Teresa A. McKay weighed in on the campaign’s success, explaining how DFAS works cross-functionally with all of the armed forces to ensure that soldiers make “just enough” in case money becomes tight.

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Army To Keep 450,000 Soldiers

Washington, D.C. — The Army is turning to social media to save its active-duty end-strength, sources confirm. The Army and Congress have agreed that for every “like” its personnel plans receive above 420,000, the Army will be allowed to keep one additional personnel slot. The Army has been facing heavy troop cuts in difficult fiscal times. Reductions will run from a war-time high of 570,000 soldiers to a potential low of 420,000 soldiers. Army leadership panicked when the Air Force’s mission-critical Tops In Blue performance group was recently shut down.

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Soldier Leaves 100% Of SGLI To Poncho

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Mark Johnson from Bravo Company, 2-27th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, keeps watch on security in the early morning keeping warm in his poncho liner during Talisman Sabre, Pacific Pathways 2015 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area near Rockhampton, Australia, July 8, 2015. Talisman Sabre is a biennial exercise that provides an invaluable opportunity for nearly 30,000 U.S. and Australian defense forces to conduct operations in a combined, joint and interagency environment that will increase both countries’ ability to plan and execute a full range of operations from combat missions to humanitarian assistance efforts.

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