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    Army Offering $20,000 Bonus For 'Quick' Recruits
    Bonus Goes To Those Willing To Ship Out Within Month

    POSTED: 8:41 am EDT July 27, 2007
    UPDATED: 6:45 pm EDT July 27, 2007
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    CINCINNATI -- As the U.S. Army continues to keep thousands of troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army recruiters have a new perk to offer new recruits.

    The Army is now offering a $20,000 "QS" – or “Quick Shipper” -- bonus to new and prior service recruits joining, selecting any job and shipping out for training within 30 days.

    "The Q.S. letters means "quick shipper," said Columbus Recruiting Battalion spokesperson Tom Foley in a news release. "And $20,000 means, well, it means a lot of seed money for new soldiers answering the Army's call to duty. The Army is growing in size and we simply need more recruits for training, now."

    The $20,000 bonus is in addition to previous offers already in place.

    The Army has had trouble meeting recruiting goals, especially in southwest Ohio, in the past few months as the Middle East conflicts continue.

    Soldiers have often complained about the traditionally low pay as well.

    Foley said some recruits could tally bonuses up to $40,000 during this period with enlistments of four years or more.

    Students News 5 spoke to at Boone County High School said the money is appealing, but would not convince them to join.

    "I don't think I would, for that reason, to go over to Iraq,” said senior Jared Snow. “I don't think it would be worth it to me, but it would appeal to me."
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    I swear on NBC they said 25 thou! For new recruits,anyway.
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    What is your life worth? Apparently $20k upfront.
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