Benefits

National Guard GI Bill: 16 Things You Should Know

There are many benefits in serving the United States and her citizens by being a member of the United States National Guard. Some of the most common benefits are: Gaining skills to help in the civilian world Earning extra money to help offset the rising living costs Travel But another benefit that isn’t mentioned as …

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Involuntary Separations in the Army: What You Should Know

There are circumstances when separation from the Army is necessary. In many cases, separation is voluntary, but there are also situations of involuntary separation too. We have noticed a large amount of involuntary separations as troops are brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Involuntary separation can be from certain issues such as: Failure to achieve …

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Top 10 Reasons Every Veteran Should Join the VFW

VFW stands for Veterans of Foreign Wars. The VFW has been in service since 1899. While many people have the assumption that the VFW is full of old men sitting around a table drinking beer and telling war stories…sure, there is a little bit of that, but there is so much more. There are a …

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Readiness Management Period (RMP Funds): What You Should Know

RMP is an often misunderstood subject in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. In today’s post, we are going to delve into RMP Funds: what they are and how they work. RMP stands for Readiness Management Period. The essential purpose of RMP is to make sure that each and every service member is …

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Army Casualty Assistance Officer: Their Duties and Responsibilities

In today’s post, we are going to discuss a position in the United States Army that takes a person with special talents and skills. This position has the title of Casualty Assistance Officer. We are going to talk about this person’s many duties and responsibilities, and also the qualifications needed to become a Casualty Assistance …

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The Purple Heart: 10 Things You Should Know

Those who have been awarded a Purple Heart deserve our respect and thanks. The award is presented to individuals who suffered injuries from acts of aggression by enemy forces. In today’s post, we are going to research the Purple Heart. There are cases where some assume they, or someone they know deserves to be awarded …

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Facts About The Women’s Army Corps Service Medal

If you see a woman wearing the Women’s Army Corps Service Medal, I suggest you thank her for her service and help her with anything she needs. She will be quite elderly because this medal was only distributed to women who served in World War II. Anyone who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps …

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7 Neat Facts about the Army Reserves

The Army Reserve’s mission, under Title 10 of the U.S. Code, is to provide trained, equipped, and ready Soldiers and cohesive units to meet the global requirements across the full spectrum of operations. The Army Reserve is a key element in The Army multi-component unit force, training with Active and National Guard units to ensure …

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CLEP Test Overview for Army Soldiers

As an Army Soldier you are eligible to take CLEP tests.  A CLEP test is a test designed to find out what you already know about a certain subject.  If you can pass the CLEP test with a certain score, you can earn college credit for it.  This can save you the hassle (and money) …

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National Guard Education Equality Act

The National Guard Education Equality Act is legislation that helped “amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the inclusion of certain Active Duty service in the Reserve Components as qualifying service for purposes of Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program.”  Basically this bill helped National Guardsmen and Airmen received the post 9/11 GI Bill benefits …

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