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FREE white paper helps military transitioners in job search

May is the 16th annual Military Appreciation Month

Why now is the time to buy a home with a VA Loan

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FREE white paper helps military transitioners in job search

USBA Free White Paper Civilian Job SearchIf you’re transitioning from the military service and looking for a civilian job, you’ve probably read a lot about writing a resume and going on job interviews. But once you start getting job offers, how will you choose the job that best fits your short- and long-term goals? In most cases, it’s not just about money.

USBA’s new white paper, “Critical Questions to Ask When Opportunity Knocks,” features 25 questions to help you evaluate job offers as you receive them. Sign up at the USBA Military Jobs Center so you can download this free white paper. Then you can print as many copies of the Job Offer Evaluation Form as you need.

The USBA library of job search white papers is just one of the free resources available to those leaving the military looking for civilian jobs. For additional help with your search, visit USBA’s job center partner — Orion International. Orion is the country’s largest military placement agency that has helped over 25,000 veterans like you find new civilian careers. Their resources and job placement services are 100% free of charge.

USBA is also here to help you find affordable life insurance to replace your SGLI. Remember, your SGLI ends 120 days after you separate from the military. You don’t want to have a gap in your family’s protection. Use our free Life Insurance Needs Estimator to get started.


May is the 16th annual Military Appreciation Month

SGLI Life InsuranceMay is National Military Appreciation Month! USBA joins our nation in saluting YOU who serve and have served in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Know that you are appreciated every day of the year.

May holds many special days set aside for commemorating our military’s achievements and celebrating those who serve. These observances include:

Loyalty Day: Friday, May 1, 2015
Our country sets aside this day to reaffirm our loyalty to the United States and reflect on the proud heritage of our American freedom.;

Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW):  Sunday, May 3 – Saturday, May 9, 2015
During the first week in May, we honor the men and women serving our country as Federal, state, county and local government employees.

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day): Thursday, May 9, 2015
While May 8th, 1945, was the day the Germans unconditionally surrendered to WW II Allies, the Allies agreed to mark May 9th, 1945, as V-E Day.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Friday, May 8, 2015
Traditionally the Friday before Mother’s Day, this is the day we honor military spouses and recognize the important role military families play in keeping our Armed Forces strong and our country safe.

Armed Forces Day: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Celebrated each year on the third Saturday, this day honors those serving in all U.S. Military branches—U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.

Memorial Day: Monday, May 25, 2015
A Federal holiday, Memorial Day is observed the last Monday in May as a day of remembrance for our veterans. It also honors all the men and women who have died while serving their country.

When you have the chance, visit your local schools and help bring military history to life for our country’s youngest citizens. Give them the opportunity to visit with you, learn about your service to our country, and put a name and face with the term “U.S. military.”

Why now is the time to buy a home with a VA Loan

Military buy a home with a VA loan

Your service to our country makes you eligible for a variety of valuable veterans’ benefits. For example, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps active duty service members, veterans, and eligible surviving spouses become homeowners.

The VA provides a home loan guaranty benefit and other housing-related programs that can help you buy, build, repair, retain, or adapt a home for your own personal use. These benefits can be helpful for transitioning military who want to become first-time homeowners.

Here’s how it works. VA Home Loans are provided by private lenders, such as banks and mortgage companies. The VA guarantees a portion of the loan, enabling the lender to provide you with more favorable terms. Here’s why now may be the right time to lock in a low rate with a VA Loan.

  • You don’t need a 20% down payment.

  • Interest rates are at near record lows.

  • You can refinance without re-qualifying.

  • You don’t have to pay for private mortgage insurance (PMI).

  • You can get home financing of up to $417,000.

Learn more about the benefits of getting financial help from the VA. You earned it; now use it!

Military Children Serve, Too!

April is the Month of the Military ChildApril is Month of the Military Child. Established in 1986 by the Department of Defense, it’s an opportunity for all of us to thank our children and our military friends’ children for their sacrifice and support of their military families.

Our country’s strength is built on the readiness and resilience of every member in the military—including our family members. Our men and women in uniform can’t focus on their missions and challenges ahead if they’re concerned about their children at home. By supporting a safe and nurturing environment for our military children, we create a stronger, more resilient fighting force.

Join us this month in saying thank you to our kids. If you’re looking for resources to help you, please check out these online resources:

Courage to Care to Talk … About War Injuries.

Military Families Near and Far (with Sesame Street).

Military Kids Connect.

Operation Purple Camps® (applications open through April 6, 2015).

When Families Grieve™ (with Sesame Street).

For more information on activities in your area, do an online search or contact your nearest MWR office.

From deployments to frequent moves, military children face challenges most kids their ages never experience. USBA recognizes and applauds the courage of our military children. Their future is what we are supporting.

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