Alex Wagner

Military struggles to bring Gen Z into the armed forces

The Defense Department is having trouble connecting with Gen Zers who are now in their prime military recruitment age as enlistment shortfalls persist

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U.S. Air National Guard/Staff. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)Airman 1st Class Erica Thompson, of the 145th Security Forces Squadron, holds her son, Napoleon, during a family day event at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, N.C., Oct. 1, 2016. Family day gave North Carolina Air National Guard Airmen the opportunity to show their families what happens during a regularly scheduled drill weekend. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)

Air Force discovers higher salaries aren’t the only answer to its child care shortage

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