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2/16/2018
USBA Military Families: $2,000 scholarship applications available


2/2/2018
Life insurance: A unique Valentine’s Gift


1/16/2018
USBA: Life insurance for military veterans and federal employees


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12/15/2017
Why now is a good time to review your military life insuranceWhy now is a good time to review your military life insurance
12/4/2017
How military families handle the holidaysHow military families handle the holidays
11/16/2017
Paying tribute to our fallen military heroes this holiday seasonPaying tribute to our fallen military heroes this holiday season
11/2/2017
What makes Veterans Day different from Memorial Day?What makes Veterans Day different from Memorial Day?
10/22/2017
Attention USBA Members in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin IslandsAttention USBA Members in California, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands
10/20/2017
National Day of the Deployed is October 26thNational Day of the Deployed is October 26th
10/2/2017
Getting help for homeless veteransGetting help for homeless veterans
9/18/2017
Tips for tackling military spouse joblessnessTips for tackling military spouse joblessness
9/14/2017
Want to Win a Free Gift Card for being a Social Media Guru?Want to Win a Free Gift Card for being a Social Media Guru?
9/1/2017
Win a Free Gift Card for Posting to USBAWin a Free Gift Card for Posting to USBA
9/1/2017
Insurance information for transitioning military membersInsurance information for transitioning military members
8/15/2017
Where to get help getting veterans benefitsWhere to get help getting veterans benefits
8/2/2017
Military Caregivers: A different kind of heroMilitary Caregivers: A different kind of hero
7/17/2017
Moving season is here for the militaryMoving season is here for the military
7/1/2017
Advanced technology helps identify military remainsAdvanced technology helps identify military remains
6/15/2017
Plans for new veterans memorial making progressPlans for new veterans memorial making progress
6/1/2017
DoD retirement calculator now availableDoD retirement calculator now available
5/15/2017
Veterans Choice Improvement Act signed into lawVeterans Choice Improvement Act signed into law
5/3/2017
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2017 is May 12thNational Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2017 is May 12th
4/16/2017
Changes coming to the U.S. military commissary near youChanges coming to the U.S. military commissary near you
4/3/2017
April salutes our country’s military kidsApril salutes our country’s military kids
3/16/2017
Free resources for at-risk military veteransFree resources for at-risk military veterans
3/1/2017
$2,000 scholarship available to USBA families–Apply by March 31st$2,000 scholarship available to USBA families–Apply by March 31st
2/16/2017
Portable USBA Insurance for U.S. Military and Federal EmployeesPortable USBA Insurance for U.S. Military and Federal Employees
2/7/2017
How the New U.S. Military Retirement System Affects YouHow the New U.S. Military Retirement System Affects You
2/3/2017
Do you know when your SGLI ends?Do you know when your SGLI ends?
1/17/2017
Get help finding your next job—in and out of the militaryGet help finding your next job—in and out of the military
1/4/2017
Free tickets for military members, veterans and their familiesFree tickets for military members, veterans and their families
12/29/2016
Free resources for military-to-civilian job seekersFree resources for military-to-civilian job seekers
12/18/2016
Veterans, did you know sitting is the new smoking?Veterans, did you know sitting is the new smoking?
12/6/2016
Remembering Veterans One Wreath at a TimeRemembering Veterans One Wreath at a Time
11/16/2016
Holiday gifts for deployed military membersHoliday gifts for deployed military members
11/8/2016
How Tootsie Rolls saved military lives during the Korean WarHow Tootsie Rolls saved military lives during the Korean War
10/17/2016
USO supports transitioning service members and their familiesUSO supports transitioning service members and their families
10/7/2016
Medical and travel emergency assistance for USBA membersMedical and travel emergency assistance for USBA members
10/1/2016
If you’re considering VGLI, read this first.If you’re considering VGLI, read this first.
9/29/2016
Need help selecting life insurance?Need help selecting life insurance?
9/15/2016
What military service members and Danica Patrick have in commonWhat military service members and Danica Patrick have in common
9/1/2016
Military veterans get help with PTSD from rescued wolvesMilitary veterans get help with PTSD from rescued wolves
8/15/2016
Benefits you may not know about for VeteransBenefits you may not know about for Veterans
8/1/2016
Iraq and Afghan Vets: This may apply to youIraq and Afghan Vets: This may apply to you
7/1/2016
DoD SkillBridge: Opening the doors to civilian jobs for transitioning militaryDoD SkillBridge: Opening the doors to civilian jobs for transitioning military
6/15/2016
Military families visit national parks for freeMilitary families visit national parks for free
6/1/2016
Honoring America’s Heroes-Memorial Day 2016 RecapHonoring America’s Heroes-Memorial Day 2016 Recap
5/25/2016
Honoring the memory of our military veteransHonoring the memory of our military veterans
5/9/2016
What’s the difference between term and whole life insurance?What’s the difference between term and whole life insurance?
4/15/2016
Beware of phishing scams targeting veteransBeware of phishing scams targeting veterans
4/1/2016
A salute to all our military kidsA salute to all our military kids
3/15/2016
Calling all artists–enter the 2016 Veterans Day Poster contestCalling all artists–enter the 2016 Veterans Day Poster contest
3/1/2016
New Deadlines! Tax time is just around the cornerNew Deadlines! Tax time is just around the corner
2/15/2016
Protect your right to transfer your GI Bill with current benefitsProtect your right to transfer your GI Bill with current benefits
2/1/2016
Military bases no longer accept driver’s licenses from 5 statesMilitary bases no longer accept driver’s licenses from 5 states
1/21/2016
Free assistance for job-seeking military transitionersFree assistance for job-seeking military transitioners
1/2/2016
Use military discounts to save on lift tickets, lodging and moreUse military discounts to save on lift tickets, lodging and more
12/15/2015
Keep your life insurance beneficiary currentKeep your life insurance beneficiary current
12/1/2015
Meaningful gifts for those serving in the militaryMeaningful gifts for those serving in the military
11/16/2015
How to expand your civilian job opportunities with a master’s degreeHow to expand your civilian job opportunities with a master’s degree
11/2/2015
Veterans Day is November 11thVeterans Day is November 11th
10/15/2015
Transitioning? Don’t forget life insuranceTransitioning? Don’t forget life insurance
10/2/2015
Resources to help veterans address transition-related issuesResources to help veterans address transition-related issues
9/15/2015
Transitioning Military Members: Get $5,000 no-cost AD&D insuranceTransitioning Military Members: Get $5,000 no-cost AD&D insurance
9/1/2015
Transitioning veterans fly free to job interviewsTransitioning veterans fly free to job interviews
8/17/2015
Review your life insurance using this 6-point checklistReview your life insurance using this 6-point checklist
8/1/2015
Why military personnel need to understand their credit scoresWhy military personnel need to understand their credit scores
7/15/2015
You’ve earned your VA benefits—now use themYou’ve earned your VA benefits—now use them
7/1/2015
Important DD 214 information for military veteransImportant DD 214 information for military veterans
6/15/2015
Military families get FREE annual pass to national parksMilitary families get FREE annual pass to national parks
6/1/2015
Military Smokers: Get help quittingMilitary Smokers: Get help quitting
5/16/2015
FREE white paper helps military transitioners in job searchFREE white paper helps military transitioners in job search
5/1/2015
May is the 16th annual Military Appreciation MonthMay is the 16th annual Military Appreciation Month
4/15/2015
Why now is the time to buy a home with a VA LoanWhy now is the time to buy a home with a VA Loan
4/1/2015
Military Children Serve, Too!Military Children Serve, Too!
3/17/2015
College scholarship exclusively for USBA families--Deadline is March 31stCollege scholarship exclusively for USBA families--Deadline is March 31st
3/4/2015
Veterans & Active Military: Get free help preparing your taxesVeterans & Active Military: Get free help preparing your taxes
2/15/2015
Learn from veterans who’ve already transitionedLearn from veterans who’ve already transitioned
2/2/2015
What do life insurance and February 14th have in common?What do life insurance and February 14th have in common?
1/16/2015
Free resources for military-to-civilian job seekersFree resources for military-to-civilian job seekers
1/6/2015
US Military Members: Are SGLI and VGLI enough?US Military Members: Are SGLI and VGLI enough?
12/16/2014
Transitioning? Active duty service members get extension to access MilConnectTransitioning? Active duty service members get extension to access MilConnect
12/1/2014
Share your holiday spirit with deployed US MilitaryShare your holiday spirit with deployed US Military
11/15/2014
Leaving the military? Get 5 tips for job interviewingLeaving the military? Get 5 tips for job interviewing
11/1/2014
Thanking our military veterans this monthThanking our military veterans this month
10/17/2014
Honoring deployed service members and their familiesHonoring deployed service members and their families
10/2/2014
Leaving the military? Make sure you meet MEC or it could cost youLeaving 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 moreGet military discounts on consumer goods, tactical gear, sports events and more
9/4/2014
Who Do You Protect? Show us and you could win $500Who Do You Protect? Show us and you could win $500
9/1/2014
2014 USBA scholarship winners head to college2014 USBA scholarship winners head to college
8/15/2014
Life Insurance for Military: Which of these apply to you?Life Insurance for Military: Which of these apply to you?
8/1/2014
Who is eligible for USBA membership?Who is eligible for USBA membership?
7/15/2014
5 tips for transitioning military who want to be entrepreneurs5 tips for transitioning military who want to be entrepreneurs
7/1/2014
Vacation deals and discounts for military familiesVacation deals and discounts for military families
6/15/2014
Do you know when your SGLI ends?Do you know when your SGLI ends?
6/3/2014
Military cuts ahead. USBA stands ready to help you.Military cuts ahead. USBA stands ready to help you.
4/22/2014
Unique life insurance protects two lives with one premium paymentUnique life insurance protects two lives with one premium payment
4/11/2014
Important Announcement – Heart Bleed VirusImportant Announcement – Heart Bleed Virus
4/1/2014
April is Month of the Military ChildApril is Month of the Military Child
3/16/2014
Two kinds of insurance for military familiesTwo kinds of insurance for military families
3/4/2014
PTSD isn’t a battle you want to fight alonePTSD isn’t a battle you want to fight alone
2/16/2014
Transitioning Out of Military? Here’s a throwback from Korea and VietnamTransitioning Out of Military? Here’s a throwback from Korea and Vietnam
2/3/2014
Getting ready to enter the civilian job market?Getting ready to enter the civilian job market?
1/15/2014
2014 New Year’s Resolution: Find out if you have enough life insurance2014 New Year’s Resolution: Find out if you have enough life insurance
1/3/2014
$2,000 college scholarship exclusively for USBA families$2,000 college scholarship exclusively for USBA families
12/15/2013
Heading back-to-school after transitioning in 2014?Heading back-to-school after transitioning in 2014?
12/4/2013
Military vacation deals for the holidaysMilitary vacation deals for the holidays
11/15/2013
Did you know USBA’s gone mobile?Did you know USBA’s gone mobile?
11/1/2013
How are you observing Veterans Day 2013?How are you observing Veterans Day 2013?
10/15/2013
Honoring those deployed and their familiesHonoring those deployed and their families
10/1/2013
What recent changes in TRICARE meanWhat recent changes in TRICARE mean
9/16/2013
Honoring Our Country’s Gold Star Mothers and Families September 29Honoring Our Country’s Gold Star Mothers and Families September 29
9/2/2013
Transitioners: Get help figuring the civilian salary equivalent to your military payTransitioners: Get help figuring the civilian salary equivalent to your military pay
8/15/2013
Did you know?Did you know?
8/1/2013
Planning ahead helps your family laterPlanning ahead helps your family later
7/15/2013
Need help paying for college for your child or spouse?Need help paying for college for your child or spouse?
7/1/2013
Transitioning soon? Start your civilian job search here.Transitioning soon? Start your civilian job search here.
6/15/2013
Dreaming of a Disney Vacation? Special Summer Discount for Military FamiliesDreaming of a Disney Vacation? Special Summer Discount for Military Families
6/2/2013
What makes USBA different?What makes USBA different?
5/15/2013
Celebrate Memorial Day with USBACelebrate Memorial Day with USBA
5/1/2013
Planning a vacation? Check out the Armed Forces Recreation CentersPlanning a vacation? Check out the Armed Forces Recreation Centers
4/15/2013
How to know if you have enough life insuranceHow to know if you have enough life insurance
4/1/2013
April is “Month of the Military Child”April is “Month of the Military Child”
3/15/2013
Is long-term care insurance right for you?Is long-term care insurance right for you?
3/1/2013
Why spouses need life insurance tooWhy spouses need life insurance too
2/19/2013
If travel is on your radar, read this:If travel is on your radar, read this:
2/3/2013
Jumpstart your 2012 taxes in FebruaryJumpstart your 2012 taxes in February
1/22/2013
January is a good time to finally ...January is a good time to finally ...
1/6/2013
Are you retiring or transitioning in 2013?Are you retiring or transitioning in 2013?
12/17/2012
Last-minute Gift IdeasLast-minute Gift Ideas
12/2/2012
"Military Child of the Year" nominations due December 15th"Military Child of the Year" nominations due December 15th
11/15/2012
Why New York Life Insurance Company?Why New York Life Insurance Company?
11/1/2012
Veterans Day Facts that May Surprise You ... Including Freebies Veterans Day Facts that May Surprise You ... Including Freebies
10/16/2012
10 FREE Resources for Transitioning Veterans10 FREE Resources for Transitioning Veterans
10/2/2012
What Happens Next?What Happens Next?
8/30/2012
What’s important about September? What’s important about September?
8/28/2012
Transitioning? Use this Planning ChecklistTransitioning? Use this Planning Checklist
8/14/2012
Leaving the military within next 18 months?Leaving the military within next 18 months?
7/31/2012
Need help selecting life insurance?Need help selecting life insurance?
7/18/2012
What makes Uniformed Services Benefit Association (USBA) different?What makes Uniformed Services Benefit Association (USBA) different?
7/9/2012
Is “Enough” Really Enough?Is “Enough” Really Enough?
5/7/2012
Members Share “Power of One” BenefitsMembers Share “Power of One” Benefits
4/20/2012
Before You Skip a Premium...Before You Skip a Premium...
3/22/2012
Group Gives Life to Dying RitualGroup Gives Life to Dying Ritual
3/22/2012
“Invisible Warriors”“Invisible Warriors”
7/13/2011
Need to Pay Your Premium?Need to Pay Your Premium?
7/30/2010
How USBA Life Insurance Claims Are PaidHow USBA Life Insurance Claims Are Paid
3/7/2010
Leaving the Military: Sign up today for $5,000 No-Cost AD&D!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 PlanUSBA Debuts Long Term 20SM Year Group Life Insurance Plan
11/28/2009
Solid Financial Ratings Mean Solid Insurance Plans For YouSolid Financial Ratings Mean Solid Insurance Plans For You

 

11/16/2015
How to expand your civilian job opportunities with a master’s degree

Veterans studying for master&qts degreeAmericans who serve in the military have a unique advantage in today’s job market. The military is known for teaching its members how to manage and supervise people and projects – in the most hostile environments. Few civilians have this same level of experience.

In today’s business world, organizations of all types and sizes are looking for leaders with both real-life experience and the education to manage their workforces and run their operations. If you’re a recent or soon-to-transition service member or veteran, getting a master’s degree could help you take your military experience into the civilian workplace. A master’s degree could make you more marketable when it comes to job placement and career advancement that result in a higher paying job with more benefits.

If you have practical on-the-job experience but lack the college education many companies require, check out this guide to getting a master’s degree. It provides an overview of master’s degrees available, how they match with your military skills, what to look for in selecting a graduate school, and how to finance a graduate degree.


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