Army Reserve: Army Reserve Education Services

Friday June 2, 2006

What is it? Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services is a Department of Defense- mandated commander's program that is managed at the Army Reserve Command level. The basic tenet of Voluntary Education Services is to promote lifelong opportunities for Selected Reserve Soldiers through voluntary education services that enhance recruiting, retention, and readiness of Army Reserve Soldiers.

What has the Army Reserve done? The Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services program has continuously provided an array of education opportunities since its inception. These programs include:

- Tuition Assistance
- Montgomery G I Bill (Chapter 1606)
- Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support Testing Program (DANTES)
- Student Guide to Success
- Credit for Military Experience
- Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System
- Troops to Teachers Program
- Spouse to Teachers Program

What efforts does the Army Reserve plan to continue in the future? The Army Reserve Voluntary Education Services was identified by the Chief, Army Reserve, as a Soldier priority for 2006. The Army Reserve will focus on streamlining and enhancing the Army Reserve Tuition Assistance program to ensure all eligible Soldiers receive financial assistance.


For more information on this and other topics see Addendum J in the Army Posture Statement.


Army Equipping and Reuse Conference 5.0 (AERC 5.0)

What is it? The Army Equipping and Reuse Conference (AERC), formerly known as the Army Equipping Conference (AEC), is a semi-annual ARSTAF, Army command, and ASCC level conference in which the Army's force developers convene to discuss how to employ all available equipment in the Army inventory, whether new or used, to fill formations as the Army fights and transforms. AERC is the fifth such conference the Army has conducted to date.

What is the Army doing? The next AERC is scheduled for June 5-9 at Fort Belvoir.

For updates on AERC 5.0, stay tuned to the Army G-8 website, visit


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