Joe Crane

Joe Crane is a Marine Corps veteran, an airline pilot and host of the “Veteran on the Move” podcast, providing knowledge and inspiration to veterans aspiring to transition to the exciting world of entrepreneurship. Crane was commissioned in 1990 upon graduating from the University of Kansas and served 24-years. During his career, he served as an AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopter pilot, completing two combat tours in Iraq, along with deployments to Okinawa and South Korea. He also served as the deputy director and executive officer of the Marine element at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College. His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and numerous air, strike flight and heroic action medals.

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Military Retiree Cola Watch 2024

Updated: December 27, 2023

The Social Security Administration announced a 3.2% increase in the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2024. 3.2% is a notable decrease from the 8.7% increase beneficiaries saw in 2023​. COLA affects more than 71 million Americans, including Veterans receiving VA disability. Higher Inflation, Lower COLA 3.2% appears modest compared to 2023’s four-decade high of 8.7% and […]

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off-duty employment for military members

Off-Duty Employment for Military Members

Updated: December 24, 2022

It is common for service members to accept off-duty employment whether they are assigned to a stateside base or overseas. The military regulates off-duty employment, and service members are required to observe these regulations, regardless of where they take a second job or the nature of that employment. Off-Duty Employment: Regulated at Five Levels Accepting […]

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