Tag: veteran resource website

01 November

Transitioning from the military to civilian employment is no easy task, especially when it comes down to writing your resume and communicating your military experiences. If you are a transitioning veteran or active duty service member looking for civilian employment, heed the following advice to help you better communicate your qualifications on paper and rise above the competition.

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10 October

When you receive your PCS orders you’re entitled to ship your privately owned vehicle (POV) from or between locations overseas. If you wish to ship your POV overseas it must be authorized on your orders. Alternate ports may be used if approved by the military traffic management command (MTMC). Requests to use an alternate port […]

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01 April

All homebuyers have their must-have lists when looking for their perfect home, such as an open floor plan or a spacious master bathroom. But pet owners also need to consider their creatures’ needs when looking for a house. Luckily, more and more builders are taking four-legged companions into account in new construction and neighborhoods. Pet […]

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30 March

Victims of abuse can feel isolated and discouraged. For the families of military service members, this isolation can be more intense when living far from extended family and close friends. If you’ve bravely decided to leave an abusive relationship, transitional compensation is a financial benefit that can help you move and get back on your […]

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30 March

As a parent of young children, your time may not always feel like your own. Despite your best efforts, it may seem like there’s always another mess to clean. Finding time to exercise … well, let’s just say it might not make it to the top of your to-do list. But here’s the thing: you […]

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30 March

Congress recently approved changes to the 529 Plan tax code and law that would open it up for private K-12 education expenses. (That seems pretty awesome, considering how much time military families spend stressing about where to send their children to school.) Not so fast, though. These rule changes are so new that there is a lot […]

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30 March

You’ll need to take only a few basic things when you head off to basic training – everything else will be provided for you. Your recruiter will give you a list of what you must take and what you definitely shouldn’t pack. Basic training is your first chance to follow orders, so read your recruit […]

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30 March

While sitting at the desk in our home office. my spouse yelled down the hall, “Where’s the scotch tape?” At times like this, wouldn’t it be nice to have a little more organization around the house? I’m looking at you, “catch-all” drawer. For our military family, there is no better time than the present for […]

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30 March

WASHINGTON — During peak moving season Defense Department leaders want families to know new resources are available to help. “Plan My Move,”  is the next generation of DoD’s Military Homefront tools to provide an integrated “e-moving” solution, officials said. Moving to a new community can be a stressful event for all service and family members,” […]

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30 March

You’re learning a lot of new skills in the military, and money management should be one of them. As a service member, you may earn more, get special duty pay or have new expenses. It’s your money. Make the most of it by creating a financial plan. Staying on top of your finances is important […]

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