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Military Enlistment

Why Go? Why I Decided to Join the Army Post 9/11

Lisa M. Van Wormer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Women
Lisa M. Van Wormer

My generation got the call and I stood up to answer. As the twin towers burned and collapsed to the ground, the rules of my safe naïve life changed. And when the ash settled over more than three-thousand lost lives, I had to move. To do... something.

Blacks Outpace Other Female Recruits In U.S. Military

The New York Times | JAMES DAO | Posted 12.23.2011 | Black Voices

Black women are enlisting in the military at far higher rates than are white or Hispanic women, and they now represent nearly a third of all the women...

A Tale of Two Contracts

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Natelson

While "tangible inducements" to minors may now be a forbidden tactic in credit card marketing, military recruiters continue to ply students with key chains, hats, and t-shirts in pursuit of their goals.

US Soldiers Re-Enlisting Because Of Poor Economy

AP | JOHN MILBURN and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

FORT RILEY, Kan. — Sgt. Ryan Nyhus spent 14 months patrolling the deadly streets of Baghdad, where five members of his platoon were shot and one...

African-American Enrollment Down 58 Percent Since 2000

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

African-Americans, whose longstanding relationship with the US military helped them prove their abilities and offered a way to get ahead, have turned ...