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Why Isn't the Education Compact Helping Us?

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Dear Q&B, When we moved last summer, our high schooler changed states and schools. We thought that the interstate compact would make sure that her 4.0 average came with her, but we found out that thanks to the way they grade at our new duty station, grades that once brought her a 4.0 count for less here. We tried to get the school to work with... more

Latest Female to Graduate Ranger School Is 37-Year-Old Mother of Two

Maj. Lisa A. Jaster, 37, carries a fellow soldier during the Darby Queen obstacle course at Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., April 26, 2015. (U.S. Army)

The last remaining female soldier of the original group of 19 women who tried out for Army Ranger School in April will graduate from the punishing infantry leadership course. Maj. Lisa A. Jaster, a combat engineer with the U.S. Army Reserve, is 37 and a mother of two children. The average age of a student in Ranger School is 23 years old, accor... more

Military Health Officials Consider Fast Food, Vending Machine Changes

Senior Airman Bryant Fisher removes a tray of parts from a bench stock vending machine Dec. 15, 2010, in the phase hangar on Barksdale Air Force Base, La. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chad Warren)

Military officials said they want to make vending machines and fast food on base healthier by changing menus and bringing in nutritionally better brands and options. Franchises such as Burger King and Kentucky Fried Chicken, which have long operated under contracts with the Exchange services, are a common sight on military bases worldwide w... more

US Soldier Reconnects With Indonesian Roots

U.S. Army Capt. Michelle Sukardi Kania and Maj. Zulhamidi Lubis of the Indonesian air force during Exercise Gema Bhakti in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 16, 2015. (U.S. Marine Corps/2nd Lt. Michael Maggitti)

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Deploying to a country where 237 million inhabitants from more than 300 distinct native ethnic groups speak over 700 different languages sounds like a daunting mission. For one U.S. soldier, however, navigating the Indonesian culture and understanding the local dialect is easier than it sounds. U.S. Army Capt. Michelle ... more

Bergdahl Issue May Hit Presidential Campaign

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Sen. John McCain's vow to hold a Senate hearing if alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is allowed to avoid prison could push the controversy into the 2016 presidential campaign, further feeding Republicans' attacks of President Obama's foreign policy record, a GOP pundit predicted. "I don't know if that was necessarily John McCain's i... more

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