Enlistment up across the board.
Despite the war in the Middle East, enlistment numbers nationwide are on the rise, experts say. The Army National Guard signed up almost 10,000 new soldiers last month, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. Numbers released Feb. 10 by the DOD show the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines exceeded January's recruitment goals by 100 percent or more.
Capt. Timothy Dugan, spokesman for the Mid-Atlantic Recruiting Battalion, said in New Jersey there was a 20 percent increase for active-duty Army and a 19.3 percent increase for the Army Re-serves from 2008 to 2009.
OYE Comment: We thank those that have stepped up at the beginning of this year to serve Our Country. We did attempt to find Young Republicans that have contributed to this ground swell of recruits but our searches turned up nothing.