Category: Resources

15 July

If you’re planning your next military move due to a permanent change of station, you may be able to receive a dislocation allowance. A DLA partially reimburses service members for incurred household moving expenses. The household move must be required by a PCS, evacuation or – in some cases – ordered for the government’s convenience. Generally, only […]

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12 July

Military members need to stay in shape so that they can perform their duties. One of the best ways to build strength and stamina is by eating nutritious foods. Here are some tips on how to start. Develop new habits Eating healthy usually requires developing new dietary habits, but that doesn’t have to happen overnight. […]

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11 July

As a service member, your military family has many resources available to help your family thrive and support your child’s education. This list of resources for children and youth can connect your family to opportunities that can prepare your kids for success – both in their education and beyond. Department of Defense Educational Activity, or […]

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10 July

Veterans have sacrificed so much for the safety of our country. As a way to say thank you, many organizations, retailers, and companies offer discounts or programs to make buying and owning a home more affordable for those who have served. If you’re a veteran of the U.S. military, there are many ways you can […]

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09 July

As a sponsor, it’s your duty to provide information to new service members at your station. The new, interactive eSponsorship Application and Training, eSAT gives you all the resources you need to be a successful sponsor. It will: Provide you with the most up-to-date information and tools for sponsorship. Help you create a customized welcome packet for […]

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08 July

With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn’t have to be intimidating. There are plenty of resources to help you as you begin planning for your future. As you think about how to pay for school, be sure to maximize financial aid, grants and scholarships first, then […]

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05 July

Gearing up for a deployment can be stressful. But getting those orders cancelled or postponed can be more so, especially after spending weeks, even months, preparing yourself for the mission—and your family for the changes. Can’t dwell on it too long. That’s the military. You’ll likely have to undo some of the changes you’ve only […]

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04 July

Getting a tax refund may seem like free money, but it’s not. A tax refund is money you worked hard to earn last year and overpaid to the government. So, before you let it burn a hole in your pocket, think about putting it to better use. Tips to maximize your tax refund and stay […]

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03 July

Following your Army basic combat training, you’ll take one of two paths, advanced individual training or Officer Candidate School to advance in your military career. Advanced individual training Advanced individual training is where you will learn the skills needed to perform a specific Army job, such as artillery or engineering. At your AIT school, you’ll […]

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02 July

Retirement can feel like a long way away, especially if you’ve only just started your military career. Still, what you save today will grow significantly by the time you’re ready to retire – even if it’s only a little bit each month. Try using the Blended Retirement System’s official military pay calculator. You may be surprised […]

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