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    529 plan funds options

    There is no avoiding the tax on gains...
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    DoDmerb and Support Dogs

    I just cannot walk by this post although I want to do so. Your stress dog will not deploy with you as you lead America's finest in close combat with a determined enemy. It will not happen. Get a diagnosis and then report it as required...and take care of first things first...in this case your...
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    POTUS Preparing to Order Withdrawal of All Troops From Iraq and Afghanistan

    Why? The order would be neither illegal, nor immoral. Who do you think will resign? Leaders who disagree? There are fewer than you might think.
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    USMA - Chemical Branch

    Our Army needs competent, tough officers in every branch, chemical corps is no exception. You will have plenty of time to research chemical as well as all the other branches during your commissioning journey. Achieve the highest OML position you can to keep all your options open.
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    Shoot...COVID strikes Navy football.

    Army plays Tulane tomorrow on ESPN2
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    Competitiveness of Branching Infantry

    Ha ha. Good hair as in Ranger School style! Honestly...max the ACFT, superb GPA, skilled, natural leadership, and tough.
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    How to Cultivate Relationship with Congress (Wo)Man

    My son did not even know who his nomination sources were...he is a military "brat." He never met them, ever. He had to look them up and follow instructions on their websites. He secured nominations based on his academic, leadership, physical attributes alone. You don't need to know your...
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    Shoot...COVID strikes Navy football.

    Hearing January is possible... Could be for the CIC trophy.
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    Dismissed from my school. Can I still join ROTC at another college?

    A challenge...I don't know...Colleges across the country enroll kids who were disenrolled from other places. It happens all the time. Put it in your context...do you think the University of Montana would decline his app with their enrollment challenges? I don't.
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    Dismissed from my school. Can I still join ROTC at another college?

    Lots of good analysis in this thread from seasoned veterans of our services. Obviously this kid made mistakes. Also lots of folks living in glass houses virtue shouting out of the windows. To the OP: if you want to re-enter ROTC in a new program, set an appointment with the program's...
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    LOA do you have to notify your congress member or senator?

    There is zero harm informing them...I certainly would have encouraged my son to do so.
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    2020 Army/Navy Game top be played at West Point

    Army's schedule has not been very tough...but, man it has been fun watching their 4th and 5th string QBs out there...looks like the team is having a blast and making the most out of this crazy season. It will be a good game. But, first #BeatAirforce
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    2020 Army/Navy Game top be played at West Point

    This has the potential to be a very long trail of tears for the mids. ;)
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    2020 Army/Navy Game top be played at West Point

    20th Anniversary of 9/11, I think.
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