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Ohio veterans sign up for more duty

Last week the total of soldiers killed in Iraq reach 1,000, with 37 of the deceased from Ohio. But the hazards of war don't seem to deter Ohioans from joining the military. And many of those joining know exactly what they're getting themselves into.

It may seem counter-intuitive, soldiers who have already served their country, who are out of the military free and clear, rejoining now in a time of war with all the hazards that come with it. But so far this year in Central Ohio 89 prior service soldiers have signed up for active duty in the Army. Recruiters says the army is interested in signing up anyone aged 17 to 35, but prior service soldiers are targeted specifically.

Tamara Keith has been a White House correspondent for NPR since 2014 and co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast, the top political news podcast in America. Keith has chronicled the Trump administration from day one, putting this unorthodox presidency in context for NPR listeners, from early morning tweets to executive orders and investigations. She covered the final two years of the Obama presidency, and during the 2016 presidential campaign she was assigned to cover Hillary Clinton. In 2018, Keith was elected to serve on the board of the White House Correspondents' Association.