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Monday, March 21, 2005

Army Raises Enlistment Age for Reservists to 39

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Yahoo News - Reuters: Army Raises Enlistment Age for Reservists to 39

Excerpt - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, stung by recruiting shortfalls caused by the Iraq war, has raised the maximum age for new recruits for the part-time Army Reserve and National Guard by five years to 39, officials said on Monday.

The Army said the move, a three-year experiment, will add about 22 million people to the pool of those eligible to serve, from about 60 million now. Physical standards will not be relaxed for older recruits, who the Army said were valued for their maturity and patriotism.

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Hard Comment: Ok Gang, everyone you might have debated recently on 'why they are for the war but aren't there because they might be too old, well now you can give them a ride to the enlistment offices'



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