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12/16/2014
Transitioning? Active duty service members get extension to access MilConnect


12/1/2014
Share your holiday spirit with deployed US Military


11/15/2014
Leaving the military? Get 5 tips for job interviewing


Archived News

11/1/2014
Thanking our military veterans this month
10/17/2014
Honoring deployed service members and their families
10/2/2014
Leaving the military? Make sure you meet MEC or it could cost you
9/15/2014
Get military discounts on consumer goods, tactical gear, sports events and more
9/4/2014
Who Do You Protect? Show us and you could win $500
9/1/2014
2014 USBA scholarship winners head to college
8/15/2014
Life Insurance for Military: Which of these apply to you?
8/1/2014
Who is eligible for USBA membership?
7/15/2014
5 tips for transitioning military who want to be entrepreneurs
7/1/2014
Vacation deals and discounts for military families
6/15/2014
Do you know when your SGLI ends?
6/3/2014
Military cuts ahead. USBA stands ready to help you.
4/22/2014
Unique life insurance protects two lives with one premium payment
4/11/2014
Important Announcement – Heart Bleed Virus
4/1/2014
April is Month of the Military Child
3/16/2014
Two kinds of insurance for military families
3/4/2014
PTSD isn’t a battle you want to fight alone
2/16/2014
Transitioning Out of Military? Here’s a throwback from Korea and Vietnam
2/3/2014
Getting ready to enter the civilian job market?
1/15/2014
2014 New Year’s Resolution: Find out if you have enough life insurance
1/3/2014
$2,000 college scholarship exclusively for USBA families
12/15/2013
Heading back-to-school after transitioning in 2014?
12/4/2013
Military vacation deals for the holidays
11/15/2013
Did you know USBA’s gone mobile?
11/1/2013
How are you observing Veterans Day 2013?
10/15/2013
Honoring those deployed and their families
10/1/2013
What recent changes in TRICARE mean
9/16/2013
Honoring Our Country’s Gold Star Mothers and Families September 29
9/2/2013
Transitioners: Get help figuring the civilian salary equivalent to your military pay
8/15/2013
Did you know?
8/1/2013
Planning ahead helps your family later
7/15/2013
Need help paying for college for your child or spouse?
7/1/2013
Transitioning soon? Start your civilian job search here.
6/15/2013
Dreaming of a Disney Vacation? Special Summer Discount for Military Families
6/2/2013
What makes USBA different?
5/15/2013
Celebrate Memorial Day with USBA
5/1/2013
Planning a vacation? Check out the Armed Forces Recreation Centers
4/15/2013
How to know if you have enough life insurance
4/1/2013
April is “Month of the Military Child”
3/15/2013
Is long-term care insurance right for you?
3/1/2013
Why spouses need life insurance too
2/19/2013
If travel is on your radar, read this:
2/3/2013
Jumpstart your 2012 taxes in February
1/22/2013
January is a good time to finally ...
1/6/2013
Are you retiring or transitioning in 2013?
12/17/2012
Last-minute Gift Ideas
12/2/2012
"Military Child of the Year" nominations due December 15th
11/15/2012
Why New York Life Insurance Company?
11/1/2012
Veterans Day Facts that May Surprise You ... Including Freebies
10/16/2012
10 FREE Resources for Transitioning Veterans
10/2/2012
What Happens Next?
8/30/2012
What’s important about September?
8/28/2012
Transitioning? Use this Planning Checklist
8/14/2012
Leaving the military within next 18 months?
7/31/2012
Need help selecting life insurance?
7/18/2012
What makes Uniformed Services Benefit Association (USBA) different?
7/9/2012
Is “Enough” Really Enough?
5/7/2012
Members Share “Power of One” Benefits
4/20/2012
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3/22/2012
Group Gives Life to Dying Ritual
3/22/2012
“Invisible Warriors”
9/27/2011
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7/13/2011
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7/30/2010
How USBA Life Insurance Claims Are Paid
3/7/2010
Leaving the Military: Sign up today for $5,000 No-Cost AD&D!
11/28/2009
USBA Debuts Long Term 20SM Year Group Life Insurance Plan
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12/16/2014
Transitioning? Active duty service members get extension to access MilConnect

MilConnect logoGood news for transitioning TRICARE sponsors, their spouses, and dependent children 18 years and older. A recent initiative gives separating service members and their families more time to access important personal information as they deal with the details and changes of moving into civilian life.

This 6-month extension provides longer access to health care enrollments, eligibility and other personal information available through MilConnect. MilConnect is the online resource provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). Read more about it.

For more information about TRICARE and transitioning from the military, visit here.

And just a reminder, there is no extension being given for when your SGLI runs out. It still ends 120 days after you separate from military service. This means you could end up without life insurance. With the new year ahead, now’s a good time to make sure there’s no gap in your family’s life protection as you move from military to civilian life. It’s easy to do your homework online. You can start right here:

 


12/1/2014
Share your holiday spirit with deployed US Military

It’s not too late to remember those in the military serving outside the U.S. this holiday season.Soldier with care package. Friends, family, even total strangers will appreciate your thoughtfulness whether it’s a greeting card or care package.

Refer to these USPS deadlines and guidelines for mailing cards and packages to APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Get tips for how to fill out USPS & UPS customs forms for deployment care packages.

Check out “Holiday Mail for Heroes” sponsored by the American Red Cross. It’s a way  to share your holiday spirit with members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.

Want to send a care package to a service member overseas, but don’t have a friend or relative to send to? These organizations can help you get started.

Read this for ideas about what to include in a “just-add-water” care package.

Find out what deployed troops really want for downtime, personal care, snacking and staying connected with family.

Use this soldier-proven list of 72 healthy foods for care packages including a tip for how to send free tuna through StarKist’s “Tuna for Soldiers” program.

Operation Gratitude sends snacks, as well as hygiene, entertainment and hand-made items, plus personal letters to new recruits, veterans, first responders, Wounded Warriors, care givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Get involved.


11/15/2014
Leaving the military? Get 5 tips for job interviewing

USBA Helping Military Find Civilian JobsAs part of USBA’s commitment to helping you and other transitioning military in your job search, you can now download the free white paper, “5 Things You Must Tell an Interviewer.”

It takes just 5 minutes to read and it arms you with 5 proven tips for how to walk into every job interview confident and prepared … and walk out headed for success.

Download the free white paper.

Visit the USBA Military Jobs Center for more career transition assistance. You’ve served your country; now let us serve you.


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