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I have a plethora of books that I have bought and read all or parts of for one reason or another, but I am nearly finished with War by Sebastian Junger and like the Documentary Restrepo it is amazing.
1. War- Sebastian Junger
2. The Filthy Thirteen, the True Story of the Dirty Dozen
3. About Face- David Hackworth (for good and bad lessons)
Most of what has been listed, and too many others to mention.
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As someone who investigates specific violations of the UCMJ, I find it interesting that many articles mirror already existing federal laws. Such as espionage existing under Article 106a UCMJ, and Title 18 § 794 USC. Granted there is some different wording, but many laws are still duplicated. Could this mean the UCMJ could be reduced significantly?
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What are your thoughts on the Affordable Care Act?

I have insurance however out of pure curiosity, I went to the healthcare.gov website to see what it would cost me and my family if for some reason my insurance was ever dropped.

Currently paying approx $300 per month with no deductible, $25 office visits, etc to the cheapest ACA plan at $788 per month with a $6,000 deductible and 40% after the deductible is met.

I make a decent salary and I would go bankrupt in a couple months if I had to pay these cost. Just curious where the "AFFORDABLE" part comes into play.

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I recently attended an Air Force Boot Camp Graduation and I saw an Air Force SSgt (E-5) and an Army SSgt (E-6) each wearing an Meritorious Service Medal (Both with less than 12 years service). Now I know there are some difference between branches of service, but this was very surprising considering in the Marine Corps there is a very high standard required to receive the award. Opinions please.
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SURVEY OF THE DAY

The way the Army's enlisted ranks are set up now, sergeants major who serve in battalions make the same base pay as those who work for four-star generals.

But the sergeant major of the Army has an idea that could change that.

Sergeant Major of the Army Dan Dailey floated the idea of adding E-10 and E-11 pay grades to a group of E-9s during a senior leadership conference in June at Fort Bliss, Texas, according to his spokesman, Master Sgt. Tyrone Marshall.

Such a move could potentially increase base pay for the Army's top sergeants major.
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Talked to a recruiter today about going back into active duty and he told me they would have to do a rank determination on me and there's a possibility I may have to be reduced one rank to E5. Has anyone or would anyone take a reduction in rank to back into active duty? Would it be a smart move? I'm looking for opinions and advice from people have done it or considering it.
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I've really been bothered by our homeless brothers and sisters. I have been looking into starting a homeless veteran shelter/job assist. My question: Has anyone started one? If so could you help point the way? It pains me to see our fellow brothers and sisters living in the street, or worse. In my opinion if we don't take care of our own; no one else will. Would any of you be willing to help provide assistance (advice, finance, etc)?
Thank you

Essayons!
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So I saw my first military poser today at Wal-Mart of all places. Had Army ACUs, popped collar, what looked like a white turtleneck and Doc Marten's boots, patrol cap on indoors, no name tapes anywhere, Marine Corps Globe-and-Anchor on his pc, no unit patches and an American flag patch with no stars. I asked him what unit he was in, he responded with being an E-7 petty officer in the Navy.

Annnnnd, go...
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A few topics talk about Rally Point profile pictures. So how many times have you changed yours? If you did when and why did you change it? If you kept the same one since being a member why? If you never posted a picture why not?
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Can we ALL be Professionals? LET'S RESPECT ONE ANOTHER ALWAYS!

THINK BEFORE YOU RESPOND! THANKS

I've noticed a lot of adverse and derogatory comments made by some of our RP Members lately! When you read some of those comments it's clear those Members are trying to insight anger and/or attack the other individual's intelligence or just plan being unprofessional.

I like RP because the majority of Service Members have been very professional!

What are your thoughts on this topic RP Members?
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Situation: 6 guys have requested, been approved by the rear D CMD, and received a control number, for leave for 1 Aug-14 Aug. My soldiers have already made plans as we are only a week out. I am now being told by the rear D SMG that their leave days are wrong. How ever his signature is on some of the paperwork previously approving it. How do I approach this situation, and what is the AR's guidance?
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Should the Army do away with Specialist Rank and promote Soldiers from Private First Class to Corporal? What do you think are the Pros and Cons?
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What's your opinion? What's your experience?
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Can anyone tell me why the process takes so long for RC officer/warrant promotions to run through the FedRec cycle? I'm an ARNG officer and I've had my state promotion orders for CPT since the middle of April. I've been tracking my packet on the ARNG-G1 website and it was awaiting addition to a scroll until a month ago and last week the scroll was ready to start the approval DoD cycle. Thoughts?
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I submitted my packet before the first deadline at the end of March for the Call to Active duty program but I haven't really heard anything back yet. I am curious if any has got orders yet. I know that if selected you will be at your new duty station by Sept 1st. It is getting closer everyday. I am just curious if anyone has received their orders and what is the process after that.
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