Re-enlistment rates exceed Army estimates

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    Re-enlistment rates exceed Army estimates

    New recruits are hard to find, but the Army is having no trouble persuading the soldiers it already has to stick around. They're re-enlisting at rates well above the Army's goal for this fiscal year, attracted by a mix of tax-free bonuses, educational opportunities and other benefits. Many are re-upping under stability plans that allow them and their families to stay at one installation for several years, rather than cope with the constant moves that typically are part of military life. And while the war in Iraq is cited as the major reason for Army recruiting woes, re-enlistment rates at Fort Lewis and elsewhere are highest among soldiers returning from the war, career counselors said.

    http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/story/4976385p-4547341c.html
     
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    Gee, what might they know that the MSM doesn't? For some reason, well deserved without question, I don't think it's the 'benefits' that would convince this number to put their lives on the line...
     
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    Just imagine all the disappointed leftist, anti-US nimrods sitting in the corner moaning over this one. :baby:
     
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    This stuff will never be reported in the MSM.

    It benefits the military more too, new recruits have to be trained and are not ready to perform their duties for almost a year, then another year of OJT before they are competent. This way they have more competent troops with less training time to get them ready. Win, win situation here.
     
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    Of course, they had to cut their goal by 2,000 in order to exceed it by 500. :firing:
     
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    :piss2:
    Do you have a reputable source for that one? Or did you dig it out of your ass like you do everything else you post?
     
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    The thread was about re-enlistment, not enlistment. Your column citation was on Enlistments:

    For First Time in Months, Army Meets Its Recruiting Goal

    That was the headline. Gee, for someone with so much education, you are certainly in need of some remedial reading courses.
     
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    So what did you expect from a blonde anyway? :dunno:
     

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