Military Minute: The Forever GI Bill Explained

Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! The Forever GI Bill means big things for your education. Take a look and see how the changes affect you! Learn more!

5 Ways Your Military Career Can Help You Advance Your Civilian Career


by Rebecca Alwine For many service members, the military is a stepping stone to a better career. While members of the reserve component have the opportunity to simultaneously advance both their civilian and military careers, it certainly isn’t easy. But when combining the skills and options for career advancement between the two, it is much […]

Civilian Career Options: Which Way to Go


by Bianca M. Strzalkowski Younger veterans continue to face an increased rate of joblessness when compared with peers who served in previous eras. A newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed an ongoing trend of post-9/11 military job seekers with a higher rate of unemployment than older generations of veterans. There has been a […]

Military Minute – LinkedIn for Military Members


Take a minute (or two) to watch our newest video! Think you don’t need LinkedIn because you are in the military? Think again. This edition of Military Minute breaks down how to make LinkedIn your very best friend.

Military Families Magazine – September 2017


Download this Military Families Magazine digital edition now or view past issues in our Digital Archive! In this special CFC Kick-Off issue: Party On ! Military Spouses Look to Home Parties to Grow Their Business on the Move Post-Military Career Options Children’s Corner – Making Friends in a New Place And more!

Everything You Need To Know About Linkedin


by Madison Linnihan Most military members don’t have a LinkedIn account because they think there’s no need to have one in the military. However, as a member of the reserve component, you likely have a civilian job, too — and if you’re looking for a new job in the civilian world, LinkedIn is the first […]

NY Army Guard veteran finishes college education after nearly four decades


by Eric Durr Chief Warrant Officer 3 Doug Sherman started his college education in 1979. He finished nearly 38 years later, on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Sherman, age 56, the warrant officer recruiter for the New York Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention Battalion graduated with a degree in business management and economics from Empire […]

Alaskan Air National Guard Airman exercises lessons learned in and out of the classroom


by SMSgt. Paul Mann National Guard Airmen and Soldiers have unique connections to their communities, connections that stretch beyond the gates of their bases. One such connection is that of a teacher and student, or in this case, Airman and students. When in uniform, Staff Sgt. Megan Schreder performs the duties of a services craftsman […]

The Reserve & National Guard Magazine – September 2017


Download this digital edition now or read past issues in our Digital Archive! In this issue: Back to School – Students and Teachers Return to the Classroom The “Forever” G.I. Bill Everything You Need to Know About LinkedIn 2017 CFC Kickoff And More!

“Forever” G.I. Bill Signed into Law


by Jennifer G. Williams and Bianca Strzalkowski President Donald Trump today signed into law the “Forever” G.I. Bill, greatly expanding the education benefits for service members and veterans in all services and branches — and extending eligibility to some of those previously excluded. “Today our commitment to support and care for the men and women […]

Do We Need a National Veterans Strategy?


From the perspective of military families, there are more questions than answers when it comes to life after the military. What will my pension look like?  Will I get a job?  What will the VA look like? The idea of a central National Veterans Strategy (NVS) can give military families more confidence that the veterans’ […]