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Armed Forces Facing Recruitment Challenges

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NEWPORT NEWS—Recruitment remains an ongoing issue for nearly every sector in the region, including the Armed Forces.

On a recent episode of “Price Points,” an unscripted talk show that discusses issues of the day with guest panelists, Newport News Mayor McKinley L. Price sat down with local members of the military community to talk about military recruitment issues and what the community can do to help support the mission of the men and women in service.

Price was joined by Brigadier General John D. Kline, Commanding General, United States Center for Initial Military Training, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis; Rick Dwyer, executive director, Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance; Sergeant First Class David Flanner, drill instructor, United States Army; and Private First Class, Richard Olu-Jordan, a new service member with the United States Army.

The first item the panel wanted to achieve was to let people know that the Army of yesteryear they may have seen in movies such as “Full Metal Jacket” or “Stripes” is not at all like today’s Army.

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