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Alcohol Awareness

| 06/07/2010

Alcohol dependence (defined as five or more drinks in the same sitting) is a powerful disorder with enormous health consequences. Alcohol dependence and chronic, excessive alcohol consumption are associated with a high risk of developing various types of chronic diseases, including psychiatric conditions, neurologic impairment and cardiovascular disease, some of which are fatal. It is estimated that in the year 2000, alcohol-consumption was responsible for 85,000 deaths, or 3.5% of all deaths, in the United States, making alcohol consumption the third leading behavioral cause of death after tobacco use, poor diet and physical inactivity.  Mo... Read More...

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Army to end Stop Loss and pay retroactive Stop Loss special pay

| 02/19/2010

The Army will phase out “stop-loss” which mandates that Soldiers remain in the military beyond their service obligation by March, 2011.  Army Reserve units mobilized after 1 August 2009 are no longer subject to stop loss policy. The Army National Guard ceased stop loss policy on 1 September 2009. Read More...

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Post - 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Programs

| 12/07/2009

A lot of excitement is being generated about the new Post – 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) Education Benefit. Since service members may qualify for multiple education benefit programs, including: MGIB-AD (Chapter 30), MGIB-SR (Chapter 1606), REAP (Chapter 1607) and VEAP, deciding which program to chose can be difficult. But, you will no longer be eligible for the MGIB or other programs if you elect to switch to the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Read More...

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