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March 18, 2009

Back in Uniform

Not so long ago, the military was having trouble reaching its recruitment targets. The recession has changed that. Jorge Muela was working as a real estate appraiser in Florida when the housing crisis started to take a toll on his income. He looked for other work without a lot of luck and eventually realized he'd found his best option inside an Army recruiting office.

Jorge talks to Dick about what makes the military so appealing in this economy and how it feels to be back in uniform, at 40 years old.

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