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U.S. Soldiers Re-Enlist in Strong Numbers

Despite the shrapnel wounds Staff Sgt. William Pinkley suffered during his tour in Iraq, the 26-year-old is joining other soldiers who are re-enlisting at rates that exceed the retention goals set by the Pentagon. As of March 31 — halfway through the Army’s fiscal year — 28,406 soldiers had signed on for another tour of duty, topping the six-month goal of 28,377. The Army’s goal is to re-enlist 56,100 soldiers by the end of September. Pinkley re-enlisted for three more years, citing the camaraderie and the challenge of a new assignment. Full Story

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