Tuition Assistance Changes

On 12 February 2021, the GoArmyEd system will be deactivated. To facilitate the migration of the Tuition Assistance (TA) program data from GoArmyEd to ArmyIgnitED, the ArmyIgnitED system will be offline from 25 February-8 March 2021. Soldiers, Army Education Counselors, and Educational Institutions (EIs) will not be able to access TA data or functionality during […]

FY21 SFC Evaluation Board Results

The FY21 Regular Army (RA)/United States Army Reserve (USAR) Active Guard Reserve (AGR) SFC Evaluation Board evaluated all NCOs in the zone of consideration. All considered NCOs will either be: Most Qualified (MQ); Distinctly annotated Full Qualified (FQ) Not Fully Qualified (NFQ); Name not included Individual OML standing (MQ, FQ and NFQ) will be able […]

Army Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Overview/Eligibility The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must […]

Special Duty Assignments

Performing Special Duty assignments is not only career enhancing, but also gives self-satisfaction while serving Soldiers. The following PDF explains some of the Special Duty assignments available for Soldiers. Full PDF found here: http://armyreup.s3.amazonaws.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/30130013/Special-Assignments-February-2019.pdf **Special assignments include special management command and joint, HQDA, and HRC assignments that have special missions and require personnel with specific […]

Recruit the Recruiter

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Be a United States citizen by birth or naturalization or a permanent resident alien.  Have a minimum general technical (GT) score of 95 with a skilled-technical score of 95. (waiver authorized for GT and ST Score below 90). Be at least 21 years old, but not more than 39 years old at time […]

Written Bonus Agreement (WBA)

The WBA, within the SRB program, was established by reference (C) to provide the Army with an agile and flexible process to incentivize Soldiers currently on indefinite term reenlistment contracts to continue serving in the Regular Army. This MILPER message is effective on 1 June 2020 and may change after 1 July 2020 without further […]

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Benefit Fact Sheet Summary The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan. It offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under “401(k)” plans. Blended Retirement System (BRS) Members of the Uniformed Services If you are a member of the uniformed services […]

Controversial changes to GI Bill transfer rules delayed until next year

Defense Department officials will delay a controversial proposal limiting troops ability to share their GI Bill benefits with spouses and children after complaints from advocates and lawmakers that the move could hurt recruiting and morale. In a letter to lawmakers last week, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness James Stewart said the move will be pushed […]

**OFFICIAL** Updated Army Grooming Modifications

The Army released ALARACT 015-2021 and accompanying slides for implementation and use. ALARACT 015-2021, US Army Appearance and Grooming Modifications Tab B – Appearance & Grooming Slides Authorizes– Male & female Soldiers to wear highlights No minimum hair length for female Soldiers Medium length ponytails for female Soldiers Females to wear ponytails in utility uniforms […]