Military Minute: Smart Budgeting Apps

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Bridging The Gap – How the Yellow Ribbon Program can help you reach your education goals


by Andrea Downing Peck When the Post-9/11 GI Bill became law in 2008, the updated package of veterans’ education benefits was wrapped with a “Yellow Ribbon,” a provision in the legislation that opened the door for veterans to obtain a degree from a private university or out-of-state public college at little or no out-of-pocket cost. The […]

Know Your Military Education Benefits!


by Andrea Downing Peck Education benefits are constantly changing. Understanding the latest is key in making the most of this earned opportunity! Because of education benefit improvements included in the Veterans Choice Act of 2014, recent veterans transitioning from combat to the classroom no longer will encounter a potential financial booby-trap when using their Post-9/11 […]

Loan Loopholes – Paying Back Student Loans Shouldn’t Be Complicated, But It Can Be — What You Need to Know to Keep That Good Credit Score


By Andrea Downing Peck While the military-civilian divide extends to many aspects of life, the burden of student loan debt is one area where civilians and service members who graduated from college share equal amounts of pain. The national numbers are staggering, with $1.2 million in student loan debt spread among more than 40 million […]

Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief


by Kelvin Garvanne Deployments to non-combat environments to provide humanitarian assistance or disaster relief (HADR) are occurring more frequently for uniformed personnel in all the armed services. The occurrence of natural disasters; cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes and floods, coupled with the crisis of internally displaced persons and refugees fleeing war, persecution, disease, and famine, […]

Got Kids ? Tips for helping them through transitions


by Janine Boldrin Transitions are a fact of life for most military kids. They must go from a familiar situation to something new and unfamiliar, like when their family relocates to a new town. But moving isn’t the only transition military kids have to make. During deployments, they transition from having a parent at home […]

10 Military Kids Dressed Up as Their Parents who will Melt Your Heart


10 Military Kids Dressed Up as Their Parents who will Melt Your Heart MilKids dressed up for the “March with Pride” fun walk at Misawa Air Base, Japan as they celebrated The Month of the Military Child. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Marie Brown, U.S. Air Force) Sailor meeting his child for the first time at Pearl Harbor, […]

Parenting While Deployed – 6 Things To Do Before You Leave


by Jamie Boldrin Good parenting plays a critical role in buffering children from the difficulties associated with a deployment. Children who feel connected to a parent, even if they are thousands of miles away, are more likely to share their struggles, ask for advice, and feel comforted by a parent’s love. We know parenting from […]

Eyes of a hero (93 Photos)


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 I plan to do an all […]

Understanding Your Pay and Benefits in the National Guard


When we look at pay, normally, we look to see how much we’re getting and don’t really worry about where it comes from, right? Well, in the National Guard, the source of that pay may have very much to do with not only how much you earn, but how your retirement will reflect on that […]

How the Military’s New Blended Retirement System will Affect Your Transition


The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 created a modernized retirement system for the military, which will go into effect January 1, 2018. Everyone serving today is grandfathered and can stay under the current system. Those with fewer than 12 years of service as of December 31, 2017 will have an opportunity to […]