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Let's Say Thanks!
Posted by ocsf-webmaster on Monday, December 11 @ 07:02:50 EST (37010 reads)
Topic Latest News
ArmyMule writes "I just received this link. It's to send our fellow citizens postcards, thanking them for serving. I believe as citizens it's our duty show our appreciation. Please go to


With all the flack that's being thrown, I am sure they could use a little boost.

Thanks for listening. Thanks for support. Thanks for this site!"

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Changes In Basic Training
Posted by armybasic-admin on Thursday, July 07 @ 17:28:02 EDT (39163 reads)
FORT SILL, Okla. (TRADOC News Service, Feb. 5, 2004) -- Down a winding gravel road, behind a long, swinging iron gate, and surrounded by concertina wire and armed Soldiers on patrol, lies a small town nearly in shambles. Only handful of buildings are still functional. A makeshift hospital, school and restaurant help form a town square.

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Biggest Mistakes of Those Wanting to Join the Army
Posted by armybasic-admin on Wednesday, January 12 @ 00:00:00 EST (54896 reads)
Topic Latest News
Biggest Mistakes of Those Wanting to Join the Army I recently asked the US Recruiting Command and a recruiter for some advice they would be willing to pass on to those interested in joining the Army. The response from the folks at the US Recruiting Command on the top five reasons for wanna-be recruits getting turned down at MEPS are listed below:

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