ARLINGTON, Va., (3/6/2014) - The use of social media has made it easier for many to stay connected to friends and family. It often provides the opportunities to give near instant communications via text or images and can help ease stresses when Service members are deployed. The benefits of social media are nearly endless and often far reaching.
"Social media spreads news faster than any other media," said Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, the senior enlisted advisor for the chief, National Guard Bureau, on his Facebook page, adding "it empowers us to effect change and do good on a community, state, national or even international level."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Minnesota colleges graduate dozens of newly minted military officers each year through the campus-based Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a nearly century-old program that has helped the military broaden and diversify its officer corps.
But ROTC units on two University of Minnesota campuses are facing federal scrutiny and possible cuts because they are failing to turn out enough officers.