Pentagon Says More People Are Joining The Military

One area is seeing growth because of the downturn in the economy.

The Pentagon says more people are signing up to join the military.
While the recession has limited their ability to earn high-paying jobs, many have a different reason, college.

Stating in August service members who spend at least three years on active duty can attend any public college at government expense.
Many would-be students say the recent credit crunch has made it impossible to get approved for student loans on their own.


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  • by J a Marine wife Location: Camp Lejeune on Jan 22, 2009 at 03:25 PM
    I'll just say ooh-rah! :D
  • by ACE on Jan 19, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    We can always depend on some people on here having a negative comment can't we. You notice it is not in response to another comment even, it is out of the blue?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 19, 2009 at 12:16 PM
    I can't think of anything more patriotic than dying for your country. Remember, Germany and Japan supported its troops, too. Fools.
  • by dave on Jan 19, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    While this may be true, I don't like the way it is presented. I, personally, know many young men and women who have signed up for the military to help with the war, to be able to fight for their country, and be a part of history. These people do things that none of us want to do. There may be some that join for other reasons, but let us not forget that there are MANY out there who have joined for the sole purpose of going to Iraq or Afghanistan, or any other place you and I would not want to be.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Jan 19, 2009 at 06:24 AM
    They have nothing else to do. They're guaranteed a job even if not their life. God bless the soldiers who so bravely defend the freedoms we enjoy everyday.
  • by ryan Location: greenville on Jan 19, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    so thats why the government made evryone poor----so people would join the army again!!!
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