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Army offering $50K bonus to new recruits

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A soldier from the U.S. Army’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Richardson, Alaska, trains his weapon at a base in Zerok District, East Paktika province in Afghanistan, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh)

The U.S. Army is offering to pay its largest bonus ever for new recruits.
The military branch is giving up to $50-thousand to qualified individuals who sign up for a six-year active-duty enlistment.
The incentive package is based on a combination of incentives offered for a person’s selected career field, individual qualifications, length of the enlistment contract and the ship date for training. In the In the past, enlistment incentives for full-time soldiers were capped at $40-thousand.
According to the Army’s website, “As a Soldier, you’ll get paid more than just a salary. Benefits like free healthcare, housing, subsidized food, and money for education all add up to cover a majority of your living expenses.”