Get help becoming an entrepreneur

A free program designed to help soldiers who plan to start their own businesses after leaving service just got bigger.

Instead of just soon-to-be-separating service members, the Pentagon is expanding its Boots to Business program to cover former troops — all 23 million of them.

Get the details and meet an early success story in this week’s Army Times, on newsstands now.

SFC’s actions merit Medal of Honor

He pulled all six of his soldiers from the smoldering wreckage of their Bradley after a 2005 roadside bomb blast in Iraq. Weeks later, he died in a U.S. hospital, severe burns covering three-fourths of his body.

Sgt. 1st Class Alwyn Cashe earned a Silver Star posthumously for his heroic actions. His former battalion commander now leads a group of supporters who say he merits the Medal of Honor.

Learn about Cashe’s valor and the push to upgrade the award in this week’s Army Times.

Best of tech: Boots, belts and more

A new communication system that gives rapid-response teams real-time video of a hostile landing zone. New boots that could mitigate injury from an anti-personnel mine.

And don’t forget that new belt — it vibrates to help you navigate and lets you “feel” signals from your squad leader.

The latest in Army-sponsored technology, and when it might reach your unit, in the current issue of Army Times.

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