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2010-06-10 08:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Army Experience Center (AEC) at Franklin Mills Mall will close July 31 as its two-year pilot program and contract comes to an end. The education and entertainment center was created to test community outreach and engagement concepts by the U.S. Army. "As a marketing technology lab, the Army Experience Center achieved many educational, marketing and outreach objectives in the two years it was open," said Brian Lepley, Accessions Command...

2009-12-18 13:38:00

JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) hosted a signing ceremony today at its Environmental Technology Facility in Johnstown, PA to formalize its commitment to the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program. The event included an official signing of the agreement between representatives of U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC), U.S. Army Cadet Command, and CTC. Today's signing served as the culminating event to solidify CTC's participation...

2006-06-09 17:20:10

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, which missed its fiscal 2005 recruiting goal, hit its 12th monthly target in a row in May, heading into a pivotal summer recruiting period that officials said will determine whether it makes this year's quota. The Pentagon on Friday released military recruiting figures for May showing the active-duty Army got 5,806 recruits, topping the goal of 5,400, and the part-time Army National Guard and Army Reserve also reached their...

2006-05-10 16:15:13

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, which fell short in recruiting in fiscal 2005, met its April goal, but the Army Reserve and Army National Guard missed their targets amid persistent concern among potential recruits over the Iraq war. The Pentagon released monthly military recruiting data on Wednesday showing that the active-duty Army achieved its 11th straight monthly goal. But the part-time Army Reserve and National Guard, which both also missed their fiscal...

2006-03-10 19:27:08

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The active-duty U.S. Army, which fell short in recruiting in fiscal 2005, met its February goal, the Pentagon said on Friday, but fell short in the number of recruits netted in the year to date compared to last year. Four of the military's six reserve components -- the part-time Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve and Air National Guard -- missed their February goals. The active-duty Navy, Air Force and Marines met their quotas. The...

2005-11-10 17:32:07

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, in its first recruiting month since missing its fiscal 2005 goal, topped its target for October, and the Army National Guard beat its goal for the first time in 13 months, officials said on Thursday. The Army sent 4,925 recruits into boot camp in October, beating the goal of 4,700 by 5 percent, the Pentagon said. That means the Army has achieved five consecutive monthly recruiting goals dating back to June after a difficult...

2005-10-03 18:06:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Army leaders on Monday said there was no crisis in recruitment despite figures showing a big shortfall in new soldiers in the latest fiscal year, partly caused by concerns over the war in Iraq. Army Secretary Francis Harvey told reporters he was concerned about recruitment levels in the last 12 months, which saw the biggest numerical shortfall of the goal since 1979. But he added: "Is this a crisis? No, it's not a crisis." Expressing optimism for the...

2005-10-01 01:38:16

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, hard pressed to lure new soldiers amid wariness about war in Iraq, ended on Friday one of its toughest recruiting years since the birth of the all-volunteer U.S. military in 1973, and officials said the next year looked difficult too. The Army did not release official figures for the 2005 fiscal year, which ended on Friday, but officials said they fell about 7,000 recruits short of the annual goal of 80,000 new soldiers. Army...

2005-09-12 17:37:42

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army posted its best recruiting month in four years in August, but will still miss its first annual recruiting goal since 1999, officials said on Monday, as the Iraq war makes it difficult to attract new soldiers. August, the penultimate month of fiscal 2005, saw the regular Army send more recruits into boot camp than any month since July 2001. But the part-time Army National Guard and Army Reserve, both missed their monthly goals again and will fall...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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