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5 things not to say to a troop getting out of the military

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty Transitioning out of the military is a stressful time in any service member's life. There are thousands of steps a troop can take to make the process as smooth as possible. Sometimes, however, life comes at you fast and before you're ready, you're being told to pack your bags. Your service is no longer needed. Suddenly, a lifestyle that is strictly regulated, day-in and day-out, is coming to its end — and sooner than expected. Many troops aren't sure wha ... More

Why only 29 percent of millennials are eligible for service

By Eric Milzarski We Are The Mighty Military service isn’t for everyone. Many potential recruits are passionate about enlisting but can’t due to some limitation while others who would make perfect applicants have no interest. The Pentagon doesn’t sweat the loss of young adults who aren’t eligible or have no interest, however, because of the many able troops willing to raise their right hand and pick up the slack. But, in more recent years, the number of eligible enlistees has been ge ... More

USAF in 'war for talent' as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

Barrie Barber Dayton Daily News, Ohio The Air Force finds itself in a “war for talent” competing against “more nimble” private-tech companies to fill science and technology positions, a top civilian service leader says. More streamlined hiring processes are necessary to compete to fill shortages or niche jobs requiring high expertise, said Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, who recently toured Wright-Patterson. A shortage of dro ... More

Fort Bragg in running for 800-soldier unit

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. SPRING LAKE — Fort Bragg leaders said the nation’s largest military installation is growing and could add additional units in the near future. Justin Mitchell, the deputy garrison commander, told members of the Regional Land Use Advisory Commission on Thursday that Fort Bragg – already home to approximately 54,000 troops – is in the running for a unit that could add more than 800 soldiers to the installation. The update comes a little mo ... More