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Despite the manpower drawdown nearly 100 specialties will still be eligible for generous bonuses in fiscal 2014, with the highest paying nearly $61,000. Also, top performers are now eligible for expedited approval. Marines rated as tier one can receive a reenlistment decision as soon as their request is routed rather than waiting months. For details on who is eligible for bonuses and how you can more quickly secure your place in uniform, Read the full story here, on Marine Corps Times’ Prime website. Or pick up a copy on newsstands now.

By now it’s no news that the military is facing serious cuts. The Marine Corps alone will drop 20,000 over the next five years. But just how leaders will make those cuts has been a mystery — until now. To get the lowdown on how the Marine Corps will drawdown by 2016, and what the plan means for you, check out this week’s edition of Marine Corps Times. For our cover story, we traveled to Camp Lejeune, N.C., to sit in on a briefing by the drawdown’s architects who are now on an eight-week tour of the fleet. In it,…