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Stories with subject: Military recruitment
  • Biggest gets bigger: Army's biggest training post expanding 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 9:20 am

    COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Army's biggest basic training post is getting bigger by adding another battalion that will be training an additional 2,000 recruits by 2018.

  • Whiteman drone pilots receive new, more prestigious title 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 3:59 pm

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Missouri - The Air Force will now recognize drone pilots who conduct remote military strikes from Whiteman Air Force Base as "attack squadrons," a designation with more prestige that could help with retention and recruitment.

  • Navy scraps mailer over sexism accusations 
    Updated: Apr-19-16 5:59 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - The U.S. Navy said Tuesday it has scrapped a national recruiting mailer that promised women they can enlist without compromising their feminine side and pursue careers that "most girls aren't even aware of."

  • Review: 1957 cold case conviction riddled with missteps story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 8:47 am

    CHICAGO - Half a century after the mysterious abduction and killing of a 7-year-old Illinois girl, authorities found a suspect - a former neighbor of the child - secured his conviction and put an end to a small town's agony.

  • Navy secretary to Marines: Women in combat is irreversible story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 8:35 pm

    CAMP PENDLETON, California - Navy Secretary Ray Mabus had a simple message Tuesday for 1,500 Marines and sailors: The decision to let women compete for all military combat positions is as irreversible as earlier edicts to integrate blacks and allow gays and lesbians to openly serve.

  • German army wants recruits checked over extremist concerns 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 6:32 am

    BERLIN - Germany's Defense Ministry is proposing better screening of new recruits over fears Islamic extremists could be joining the Bundeswehr to get military training.