Trouble in Paradise

From Holden:

Army recruiters are failing miserably in Hawaii.

Army recruiters were only able to sign 126 soldiers between Oct. 1 and March 15 — 50 percent below its goal of 253 for the current fiscal year.

Army recruiters reported that their recruitment effort for the Army Reserve is down by 43 percent for the same time period. Army recruiters missed their goal of 151 new soldiers and were only able to bring in 65.

The Hawaii Army National Guard, which has a brigade combat team with 2,200 soldiers from Hawaii in Iraq, also is having recruiting problems.