Brittany Crocker

Brittany Crocker is Veteran.com’s managing editor and serves as the publication’s veteran review board president. She is a veteran with over 11 years of military service and equal time working in civilian journalism and media. Crocker received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and was a 2016-2017 White House Press Correspondents Association scholar. During her early journalism career, Crocker worked to expose organized crime, hate groups and deadly regulatory oversights in the childcare, aviation and tourism industries. Her award-winning columns, narrative features and investigations have spanned multiple coverage areas and influenced life-saving policy changes. Now she’s on a mission to serve her fellow veterans and service members digestible, researched and credible finance and benefit information.




Articles by Brittany Crocker

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Denny’s 2022 Veterans Day Deal

Updated: November 11, 2022

Denny’s restaurants will offer a free Veterans Day breakfast to veterans, active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Free Breakfast at Denny’s on Veterans Day 2022 You can score a free ‘Build Your Own Grand Slam’ at Denny’s from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Veterans Day.   Choose any […]

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Olive Garden’s 2022 Veterans Day Deal

Updated: November 11, 2022

On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2022, Olive Garden will offer service members and veterans one free meal from a special menu, according to Darden Restaurants, which owns the Olive Garden chain.  Olive Garden’s Free Veterans Day Meal Options Olive Garden’s special Veterans Day menu includes: Never-ending soup, salad and breadsticks Cheese ravioli Spaghetti and meatballs […]

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Seasonal Military Discounts at Walgreens

Updated: November 10, 2022

Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores offer military discounts on patriotic holiday weekends, including Veterans Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. For Veterans Day 2022, Walgreens will offer a 20% military discount to veterans, current military members and their families, according to the chain’s website.  When Is the Walgreens Veterans Day Sale? Walgreens 20% […]

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Kohl’s Military Discount and 2022 Veterans Day Sale

Updated: November 10, 2022

Kohl’s department store chain celebrates Veterans Day with a 30% military discount sale event. The Veterans Day sale begins Friday, Nov. 11 and continues through Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, according to Kohl’s website.   If you can’t make it to Kohl’s during the Veterans Day weekend sale event, you can still get a 15% military […]

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Transfer Benefits to Spouse or Dependents

Post-9/11 GI Bill – Transfer Benefits to Spouse or Dependents

Updated: November 9, 2022

Can you transfer your GI Bill benefits to your spouse or children? Yes. In June 2009, the Department of Defense outlined the rules for transferring your GI Bill benefit to your dependents, and then updated them in 2018. Here’s what you need to know. Who Is Eligible to Transfer GI Bill Benefits? According to DOD, […]

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2023 Military Pay

2023 Military Pay

Updated: October 25, 2022

United States military members will likely see their largest-ever pay increase in 2023 – a 4.6% hike, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Employment Cost Index (ECI) and the draft 2023 defense budget. The White House released its 2023 defense budget proposal in March, and so far congress has upheld the 4.6% bump. Basic […]

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2023 BAH Rates - Basic Allowance for Housing

2023 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates

Updated: October 25, 2022

Military service members may receive a 4.2% Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate increase in 2023, according to the draft 2023 defense budget. Proposed 2023 BAH increases are subject to change during the FY2023 defense budget legislative process. BAH covers 95% of housing expenses while service members pay the remaining 5% out of pocket. However, grade […]

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Using A VA Loan To Buy A Duplex or Multi-Family Unit

Updated: July 20, 2022

Is it possible to use a Veterans Affairs mortgage to purchase a duplex? What about using a VA mortgage to buy a multifamily home? The answer in both cases is yes, but certain conditions apply. When considering using your VA loan benefit to buy a multi-unit property, remember that your VA lender will require compliance with VA […]

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DOD Increases BAH for 56 Areas Through December 2021

Updated: October 29, 2021

The Department of Defense has authorized a temporary increase to Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) stipends through December 2021. In an announcement Friday night, Sept. 24, DOD said military members at 56 housing areas are eligible to apply for the increase, which takes effect on Oct. 1. “Rental housing market data collected by the Department […]

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VA opens eligibility for veteran benefits to service members discharged under ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

Updated: October 29, 2021

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday that it would open eligibility for all VA benefits to veterans discharged for their sexual orientation, gender identity or HIV status under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The Clinton administration enacted the policy on Dec. 21, 1993.  It remained in effect for nearly 18 years until its […]

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