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How is the National Guard recruiting new members?

July 5, 2007 - USA Today reports that the National Guard has turned around a recruiting slump, meeting its target for new sign-ups for the first time since 2003. As of May, the Guard had 351,400 troops -- the highest total since November 2001, when a surge of post-/11 patriotism swelled the ranks.

Army Lowers Standards to Ease Recruitment Crisis

October 4, 2005 - When faced with defeat, move the goalposts: Facing recruiting shortages brought on by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has decided to accept a greater number of recruits who score near the bottom of military aptitude tests, the secretary of the Army said Monday.

Class Wars: Students and Military Recruitment

September 21, 2005 - School is back, and a hot issue in communities nationwide is what students are doing about aggressive tactics used by military recruiters at schools -- especially provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act that give military recruiters full access to student records and heighten their ability to prey on