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Tuition assistance deadline fast approaching for 2008

The Army cutoff for fiscal year 2008 tuition assistance is Sept. 25 unless funds are exhausted before that date.

New students should enroll and register a minimum of two weeks prior to Sept. 25 to ensure proper processing. On-post college locations are currently registering for fall classes.

For additional information or assistance, contact the Education Center at 384-0970 for Fort Richardson and 353-7486 for Fort Wainwright.


Army provides free law school tuition for officers

The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Armyís Funded Legal Education Program.

Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active-duty officers to law school at government expense if funding permits. Selected officers will attend law school beginning the fall of 2009 while remaining on active duty.

Interested officers should take the time to examine Chapter 14, Army Regulation 27-1 (The Judge Advocate Generalís Funded Legal Education Program) to determine their eligibility.

This program is open to commissioned officers from second lieutenant through captain. Applicants must have at least two, but not more than six years of total active federal service at the time legal training begins. Eligibility is governed by statute (10 U.S. Code 2004) and is not waiverable.

Eligible officers interested in applying should immediately register for the earliest offering of the Law School Admission Test. Applicants must send their request through command channels, to include the officerís branch manager at Army Human Resources Command. A copy should also be furnished to the Office of The Judge Advocate General, ATTN: DAJA-PT (Ms. Yvonne Caron-10th Floor), 1777 North Kent Street, Rosslyn, VA 22209-2194, to be received before Nov. 1.

Submission of the application well in advance of the deadline is advised.

For more information, call Maj. John T. Rawcliffe, deputy Staff Judge Advocate, at 384-0420.


Four Richardson Soldiers disciplined for infractions

A specialist from Fort Richardson was punished June 26 with a field grade Article 15 for driving under the influence of alcohol. The Soldier was found to be DUI after military police officers stopped his vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding and nearly colliding with another vehicle. The Soldierís breath alcohol content was 0.197 percent, more than double the legal limit. His punishment included reduction to private first class, forfeiture of $834 per month for two months and 45 days of extra duty.

A sergeant from Fort Richardson was punished July 17 with a field grade Article 15 for the use and possession of cocaine, as identified through a unit urinalysis. His punishment included reduction to specialist, forfeiture of $974 per month for two months and 45 days of extra duty.

A sergeant from Fort Richardson was punished July 17 with a field grade Article 15 for the use and possession of cocaine, as identified through a unit urinalysis. Her punishment included reduction to specialist, forfeiture of $1,024 per month for two months and 45 days of extra duty.

A staff sergeant from Fort Richardson was punished July 17 with a field grade Article 15 for maltreatment of a junior enlisted Soldier while deployed to Forward Operating Base Kalsu, Iraq. He was reduced to the rank of sergeant.