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Western Illinois University - General Studies

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Introducing our New Career Center
Military-Friendly Jobs, Career Advice and More!

We are excited to announce the launch of your new National Guard Career Center, powered by Whether you’re getting ready to transition into a civilian career or already have, the Employment Center has the tools and information to help.

How can the Career Center for enlisted or transitioning National Guard service members help you?

Military Skills Translator: Translate your skills into a civilian career

Transition Center: Enter your separation date and get ready for your transition

National Guard Benefits: Put your hard earned military benefits to use

Education: Learn how you can continue your education

Visit the National Guard Employment Center!
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January Offers for EANGUS Members from Dell!
January Offer Highlights:
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Modern Minuteman Drawing — Available for purchase
The drawing below is available for purchase and would be a nice gift to military members for retirement, promotions, etc.

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News You Can Use from USAA
Calling All First-Time Homebuyers
Buying a new home is like a marathon, not a sprint. Even if you’re not financially ready right now, you can help yourself by creating a plan that gradually leads to homeownership.

Extra-Credit Question: How Many Scores Do You Have?
Even if you used all your fingers and your toes, you couldn’t count all of your possible credit scores. Find out why you may have multiple scores.

3 Tips to Make the Most of Apple Pay
Check out these three ways Apple Pay can help you get to a better place financially.

Prevent Winter Water Damage
Freezing temperatures can produce big, costly messes. Follow these tips to help avoid a midwinter crisis.

Create a Winter Emergency Kit
It's a hassle any time your car breaks down, but getting stranded in a severe winter storm can be deadly — especially if you're not prepared. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends assembling these items for your kit.

The USAA Member Community serves as the place for members to seek/give advice and tips around items that are most important in their life.

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  Bradley Original Smoker Designer Series

The Bradley Digital Food Smoker includes all the features of the Bradley Original Smoker, along with the benefits of digital technology. Temperature, time, and smoke are completely controllable. Perfect for entertaining, creating gourmet foods in your own backyard or just to enjoy that great smoky flavor. The Bradley Digital Smokers offer an easy way to automatically roast, smoke and barbecue in the outdoors.


GOP drops veterans jobs bill into early House fights
Military Times
House Republicans will use a veterans jobs bill to help launch their new congressional session and renew their attacks on the president's health care priorities. The measure, the Hire More Heroes Act, would allow businesses to hire veterans without having them count as full-time employees under the Affordable Care Act. Under the law, companies with 50 or more full-time workers must offer health insurance for their employees.
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Navy grows as Air Force and Army fight off personnel cuts
The Navy will increase its ranks over the next five years while the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps shrink. At the same time, recent world events have changed the equation for Army and Air Force leaders weighing their own end-strength calculations, leading them to slow down or reverse planned force cuts. Navy leaders are now planning the composition and make-up of the fleet of sailors anticipated in 2025 as the service prepares to slightly increase its end strength over the next five years, service officials said.
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Prospects dim for 'Ryan-Murray II' budget-relief deal
Defense News
Many U.S. defense insiders are hoping for another federal budget deal that again eases military spending limits, but crafting a deal will resemble a political Rubik's Cube. And, in a potential blow to the Defense Department's constant quest for more dollars, a key player is signaling support for leaving all spending caps as-is. As defense insiders and their allies on Capitol Hill looked toward the new GOP-controlled Congress, many eagerly predicted Republicans will quickly pass a budget resolution that boosts a $535 billion cap on Pentagon spending for 2016.
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BA in Aviation Management - Online

Join a unique educational community while you earn your Bachelor’s in Aviation Management degree 100% online. You’ll benefit from one-on-one interaction with Florida Tech’s expert faculty, from an industry Center of Excellence. Special military pricing available.

Take the First Step
George Washington University

Get your degree from The George Washington University! Undergraduate and graduate programs are available at affordable rates for military members, veterans and their families. GW is a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program. More information available at
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Budget scorekeeper awaits GOP decision
The Hill
Douglas Elmendorf is remaining as director at the Congressional Budget Office until the new Republican Congress either appoints him to another term or replaces him. Elmendorf’s term expired on Jan. 3, but the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 allows for a CBO director to continue serving past the expiration of his term until a successor is appointed, according to a Congressional Research Service report. A CBO director can be removed by either the House or Senate by resolution, the report said.
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Republicans return to Washington with Iran talks in their crosshairs
The Huffington Post
Republicans are returning to Washington this week with control over both houses of Congress, and they have their sights set on one key Obama administration initiative: Iran. As the administration persists in its efforts to reach an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have made it clear that they're more skeptical of Tehran than the White House is. Many in Congress see the administration as overly inclined to trust Iran, and have criticized the White House's good-faith lifting of debilitating economic sanctions.
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Military & Veteran Students
Academy of Art University fosters innovation by preparing Service Members for a career in art and design. With gratitude and respect to the men and women who serve our nation your application fee will be waived at the Academy of Art University. MORE
Army Fisher Houses
Since 1991, Army Fisher Houses has been providing temporary lodging to our Warriors and their families during a medical crisis. MORE

Oregon National Guard showcase critical roles to top enlisted leader
142nd Fighter Wing via Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, senior enlisted advisor for the National Guard Bureau, visited the 142nd Fighter Wing and other hosts units, gaining a close-up perspective of various mission's sets in Portland, Oregon, while interfacing with airmen about their work. Brush is the senior enlisted leader for both the Army and Air National Guard, advising Gen. Frank J. Grass, chief of National Guard Bureau, on all enlisted matters affecting training, health of the force and professional development.
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When will Congress finally listen to DOD leadership?
John Boehner has officially been reelected as speaker of the House of Representatives meaning this session’s work is officially underway, so when will they address the growing concerns from Department of Defense leadership about sequestration? The 2011 Budget Control Act calls for $487 billion in cuts to the Department of Defense and the full impact of sequestration will be felt in 2016. That is why some in leadership roles say that the theme for 2015 will be "Preparing for 2016."
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