Army Well-Being

Friday September 22, 2006

What is it? Providing for the well-being of the Army Family is a fundamental leadership obligation. Army Well-Being holistically integrates and continuously assesses services and programs which provide for the needs of its people and supports senior leaders in determining priorities in support of their Joint Warfighting human capabilities requirement. Army Well-Being directly links to the relevance and readiness of our Army, focused on the support of the Army Family (Soldiers [active duty, Army National Guard and Army Reserve] Department of the Army Civilians, Veterans, Retirees and Families) before, during, and after deployment.

What has Army done? In 2005 the Army continued to identify, assess, and evaluate the way the Army supports Well-Being and quality of life for our Soldiers, Civilians and their families. The Army placed special emphasis on programs and services that support the needs of U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers and their families. This emphasis is commensurate with the expanding contribution of those components to the overall Army mission and represents a needed paradigm shift from installation based to community centric support systems. Additionally, the Army expanded support for our severely wounded Soldiers and their families through the Army Wounded Warrior Program.

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


Army Has Reached Active Recruiting Goal of 80,000

The Army announced today that it met its fiscal year 2006 active recruiting goal of 80,000 new Soldiers. The Army Reserve and the Army National Guard also expect to meet their annual recruiting mission this fiscal year.

The Active Army and the Army National Guard previously announced they had met their annual retention missions; the Army Reserve expects to meet its retention mission in the next week. The FY 2006 Army recruiting and retention numbers will be announced by DOD on or about October 10.

The total Army's recruiting mission of 186,072 is larger than the Navy, Air Force, and Marines missions combined, and is the largest mission since the early 1980s.

To view a fact sheet on who is volunteering for the military click here.


  • Army has its Best Recruiting Year Since '97 (EB | AZ)
  • 'Hiring Heroes' Paves Road to Jobs (ARNews)
  • Army Funding Short $500 million (ST)
  • Strained, Army Looks to Guard for More Relief (NYT)


  • Violence and Chaos Envelop Iraq Capital (MH)
  • Taliban's Gains Forestall U.S. Troop Reductions in Afghanistan (EB | WP)
  • Iraq says Kidnappers use Victims as Unwitting Bombers (CNN)
  • Not Coming Soon: US Troop Cuts In Iraq (EB | CSM)


  • Conventional Wisdom (FNC)
  • Ramadan Begins for Muslim Soldiers (ARNews)
  • Enlistee Flees Return to Iraq (LAT)
  • National Guard's First Black Adjutant General Dies (ARNews)


  • U.S. Troops in Iraq are Tehran's 'Hostages' (AT | Story)
  • Casey: Iraq War Becoming Internal Fight (GRD | Story)
  • U.S. 'Threatened to Bomb' Pakistan (ALJ | Story)
  • Bush Forced to Take Cover at UN Annual Meeting (KT | Story)


  • B36 News - 22 September 2006 (BS)
  • Rolling Victory Fast Update: 22 September 2006! (BS)
  • We Need Teddy Roosevelt (YM)

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