Peace Time: October 27, 1999


: The Indiana National Guard will begin offering college scholarships to people who enlist in the National Guard under a new $1.8 million program. Men and women from Indiana had been enlisting in National Guard units in Ohio, Illinois, and Kentucky, which offer such benefits.--Stephen V Cole

The Army Reserve missed its 1999 recruiting goal by 23%. In response, recruiters will go after the largest untapped manpower pool available: women. Army Reserve units have frequently overlooked seeking female recruits.--Stephen V Cole

The Navy Steel Band, the only US military band that uses metal drums, has been disbanded in the latest round of budget cuts.--Stephen V Cole


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