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The Reserve & National Guard Magazine – November 2017


Download this digital edition now or read past issues in our Digital Archive! In this special transition issue: Leaving the Military Behind – Updates to Your Benefits, Adjusting to Your New Finances, Groups You Can Join Blended Retirement System – What it Means for You Using the Forever G.I. Bill And More!

3 Family Friendly Packable School Lunches


As the leaves turn from green to shades of red, orange, and brown and the humidity in the air releases to a cool crispness, many of us are hit with a wave of nostalgia for our youth.  Our senses initiate memories of back-to-school shopping, trick-or-treating, and cheering at the homecoming football game. A not so […]

It’s CFC Time!


The 2017 CFC Open Season, now will run from October 2, 2017 through January 12, 2018. This start time is about a month later than in previous years and was recommended by the CFC-50 Commission in 2012. This will allow local campaign zones time to organize their engagement strategies in order to incorporate the beneficial […]

Hunting and Fishing on Military Installations


On The Hunt by R. Brian Williams If the smell of the woods and the crunch of leaves under your boots are sensations that you look forward to throughout the year because fall means hunting, count yourself fortunate that you are a member of the U.S. military. Some of the best hunting locations out there […]

4 Hobbies Vets Take on After the Military


by Bianca Strzalkowski  You may find yourself with a void after leaving the structured environment of a military career. Whether you are taking time to decide on what to do next, retiring for good, or have a scattered new schedule, it is likely you will be missing all or some of the way of life […]

NC Leading the Change In Veteran Programs


If you’re like me you’re aware of the 40,000 military and veterans charities in America.  As military families, we’ve grown a healthy degree of skepticism to protect ourselves from scams or just plain disappointment.  Don’t get me wrong, most of these non-profits and programs have the best of intentions, but it doesn’t guarantee they won’t […]

Dig deeper. Demand more.


Content Sponsored by Oregon State University Six years in the U.S. Navy gave Albert Diaz a lifetime of experiences, knowledge, and friendships from coast to coast. It was a demanding time for him and his family. When he transitioned to civilian life, he wanted more of the same. That’s why Albert, using his post-9/11 G.I. Bill, […]

Protect Your Family For As Little As $12/month


Content Sponsored by AAFMAA Family really is everything. And whether you’re at home or answering the call of duty, AAFMAA’s Military Family Life Insurance protects everyone you love for as little as $12/month. This includes our affordable life insurance policies for each member of your family, designed specifically for the Reserve and National Guard community. […]

BRS and Military Divorce


by Andrea Downing The new Blended Retirement System goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, bringing huge changes to the entire military retirement system. The BRS not only will affect the retirement system, but other aspects of the military, as well. AmeriForce Media and Military Families Magazine are taking a closer look at the BRS system […]

Leisure Time in America (Infographic)


Leisure time in America 96 of people age 15 and over who engage in some sort of leisure activity, on an average day. From 2003 to 2016, the percentage of people who participated in sports, exercise, or recreation on an average day rose from 17 to 21% Men spent 44 minutes per day more in […]