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Reward rises to $25,000 in case of slain Fort Bragg paratrooper


Army CID agents have increased the reward offered for credible information leading to the apprehension and conviction of whoever is responsible for the murder of Spc. Enrique Roman-Martinez, according to an update from the soldier’s home unit. The reward amount was increased from $15,000 to $25,000, the 82nd Airborne Division said in a Tuesday statement. […]

Army retention rises as economy slumps, but recruiting hasn’t seen a boom yet


The U.S. unemployment rate rose above 14 percent in April, the highest since the Great Depression. And though economic downturns typically boost Army recruitment numbers, the service hasn’t seen a major uptick yet. Out-of-work civilians or recent graduates unable to find jobs often start turning to military service in greater numbers when the unemployment rate […]