Learning to lead: JROTC goes beyond military misconceptions

Contrary to popular belief, signing up for JROTC doesn’t mean a required stint serving the country. But the same military lessons can have a huge impact on teens.

The gift of freedom: An appreciation for veterans

_*Editor’s note:* Teen writer Mary Meehan was inspired by Veterans Day activities to write a blog post about what freedom — and the responsibility to acknowledge sacrifice as part of that freedom —

Military raises standards, issues fewer waivers as recruitment goals take backseat

If you’ve been planning to join the United States military, you’d better cut out the extra calories and tattoo shop visits.

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