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Keeping it in the Family

by Bianca Strzalkowski Darian Betancourt wanted to enlist ever since he was a little kid. During his senior year he committed to the decision, but he changed direction on his initial choice after...

Cadet ameriforce

From Soldiers to Cadets

by Jennifer G. Williams West Point and Prep School Eligibility Requirements Applicants must: Be a U.S. citizen at the time of enrollment Be at least 17, but not older than 23 years of age on July 1...

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The stealth factor in military readiness

BY JIM COWEN AND MARCUS S. LINGENFELTER. TheHill.com The backbone of the armed forces, the men and women who wear the uniform, are at risk of voting with their feet if the education of their children...