By the Numbers
Global Security reports that October recruitment numbers look pretty good:
They also note that all services exceeded their retention goals for last month.
Things look almost as good in the Reserves, with the curious exception of the Air National Guard:
I know this data won't get the same screaming headlines as "Army Fails to Meet Goals," over a story that admits - in the last graf - that the Army never hits its recruitment goals in the month of August or whatever. And that's why you read blogs.