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8/1/2015

Whether you’re active duty, retired or a transitioning veteran, there’s a 3-digit number that can have major impact on your finances. It’s your credit score...

7/15/2015

Are you taking full advantage of your VA health care benefits? Veterans and their families can visit the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) website to learn more about their eligibility for health...

7/1/2015

In the past, military service departments, Veterans Affairs, and other organizations routinely advised veterans and separating service members to file their DD 214 (Report of Separation...

6/15/2015

Planning a summer trip to the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone or one of America’s other national treasures? Make sure to get your free military pass. It normally costs $80...

4/15/2015

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 service members, veterans...

10/17/2014

Sunday, October 26th marks the fourth annual observance of National Day of the Deployed. With recent international developments, it’s more important than ever that our deployed military service...

8/1/2014

YOU ARE if you’re an active duty or a retired member of the U.S. Army, Air Force, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guards; in the reserves (including I.R.R. and National Guard); an…

7/15/2014

A growing number of veterans are going into business for themselves. Now more than ever, it’s important for those leaving the service to consider all their career options and...

2/16/2014

Are you a short-timer about to transition out of the military? Here’s a throwback from Korea and Vietnam days...

9/16/2013

The last Sunday in September has been observed as Gold Star Mother’s Day since 1936. Today, Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day honors the mothers and families of those who have...

9/2/2013

If your next mission is transitioning out of military into the civilian life, one of your first questions is probably how to figure the civilian salary that’s...

4/15/2013

Almost everyone’s life insurance needs to change over time. A number of factors can affect how much financial protection you need to meet changing financial responsibilities...

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