UHOH - another liberal lie gets flushed down the toilet...
The Department of Defense announced today its recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for the month of February.
Active duty recruiting. All services exceeded their recruiting goals in February.
Army ... 102%
Navy ... 104%
Marine Corps ... 104%
Air Force ... 101%
Active duty retention. All services are projected to meet their retention goals for the current fiscal year.
Reserve forces recruiting. Two of the six reserve components met or exceeded their recruiting goals in February.
Army National Guard ... 101%
Army Reserve ... 97%
Navy Reserve ... 81%
Marine Corps Reserve ... 86%
Air National Guard ... 88%
Air Force Reserve ... 117%
Reserve forces retention. For February, Army National Guard retention was 106 percent of the cumulative goal of 13,478, and Air National Guard retention was 95 percent of its cumulative goal of 4,046. The Army Guard is at 336,183 of an approved and funded end strength of 350,000, while the Air Guard is at 105,321 of an authorized 106,800. Losses in all reserve components for January are well within acceptable limits. Indications are that trend will continue into February.
The DOD also has a great little fact sheet available -
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