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Army overweight counseling

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We’ve all heard it before: staying fit is simple math. The equation in question is calories in versus calories out. As military professionals, staying in shape is not a cosmetic choice. It is a career decision and all too often, a matter of life or death. Soldier fitness: Calories in versus calories out Eat less. Work out more. It is a s simple as the lessons you learned in basic. We all get suck in the gears that make the Army run, but we cannot forget that we are all soldiers first. Soldiers Read more

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Today we’re glad to feature an article by guest writer CSM Eric Schmitz. His article examines what mission focus is all about, and how tasks that “detract” from the mission can make all the difference. …The Brigade and its subordinate Battalions and Companies garner praise for the hard work and competence of their Soldiers. The Soldier is the reason those missions are completed and the reason this Brigade is known as the premier Military Intelligence Brigade in the Army. Unfortunately, I Read more

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Let’s give a warm AskTOP welcome to our newest SME, 1SG Gibson! He has already shared a very personal and timely story with us. Take a look. I used to have a reoccurring dream after I returned home from my last deployment. It always began and ended the same. I am running down an alley towards my truck. I am at a full out sprint with bullets skipping the dirt around my heels. I feel as though I cannot run fast enough but finally make it to my vehicle. I jump in, look at the floor board then glance Read more

Status Report

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The AskTOP team has been busy busy busy lately. MilitaryToons.com Launched The Mentor Enterprises team (publishers of AskTOP.net) have launched a new military humor network called MilitaryToons.com. The debut member comic of that network is Delta Bravo Sierra, a miltoon about war, love, and safety belts in Afghanistan. We’ve partnered with a number of prominent military cartoonists and more strips are coming! Drop us a line if you’d like to get involved. New Q&A system now testing We’ve Read more

Commander’s Legal Handbook

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This guide is designed to assist Commanders with legal situations by helping them recognize and avoid issues or take immediate action necessary to preserve the situation when legal issues arise.

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I have come to AskTOP for advice twice I have received quick answers which helped me become a better leader both time. Much appreciated. I will continue to AskTOP!

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The site is great and the answer was very helpful! I still have additional questions but I am going to try and resolve this on my own.

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Thank you so much! Reading through all of the regulations is a major headache and usually leaves me feeling confused. I will investigate all the regulations you recommended. Again, thanks a lot.

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AskTOP is a great resource for Soldier-to-Soldier advice on everything from regulations to those grey areas.

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Thanks Top! Fast answer and you explained it all.

Would you eat some in a box?

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SME Doug has brought to our attention another unintended side effect of our recent server migration. It looks like we accidentally enabled a “subscribe to all posts” feature that was causing some grief. If you were affected by this, I apologize for the flurry of new post notifications you may have received these past couple of weeks. It was apparently sending out notifications every time a new document was added to The Arms Room. Classy. This should all be straightened out. Let me know if you Read more

Coming Soon: AskTOP video Q&A

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We aren’t very happy with the quality of the AskTOP introduction video. We have been working to refine our process ever since our initial foray into video recording. The camcorder we used is subpar, the script was lacking, and we had to fight a wicked echo in post production. One day someone had the bright idea to check out the video quality on our office iPad and compare it to the video we captured with the ancient camcorder. Lo and behold, the new iPad is an excellent video recorder. I found Read more

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