Armed Forces News

The Army Small Computer Program allows Soldiers and their families, National Guard members, Reservists and civilian employees to buy personal computers and software at discounted rates. On June 16, the ASCP added Microsoft software, including Microsoft Office 2003, Windows XP, FrontPage 2003 and Microsoft Publisher. Also available are Digital Image Pro, MS Press book, X-Box games, and fun and games software. ASCP also includes products from Apple, Dell, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Micron. Items available range from top-of-the-line desktops and notebooks to I-Pods, digital cameras and printers. For information about ordering through the ASCP, visit To participate, buyers need an AKO e-mail account and verification of being employed by the Army.