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The Military and Olympic Training

The Military and Olympic Training

Updated: November 4, 2022

Did you know the U.S. military allows qualifying service members to participate in Olympic-level training in order to compete internationally? According to the Air Force official site, the first active-duty military member to win an Olympic gold medal was Air Force Airman Malvin G. Whitfield, who won gold in 800-meter for track and field in […]

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property tax exemptions for disabled veterans by state

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemptions by State

Updated: July 21, 2022

Veterans with service-connected disabilities are eligible for tax breaks and discounts in many states. In most cases, the tax breaks reduce taxes by lowering the property’s assessed value. Veterans and their spouses may be able to save thousands of dollars at tax time. But, not all states offer the same tax breaks, and qualifying criteria […]

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Top Military Spouse Benefits

Five Top Military Spouse Benefits

Updated: July 20, 2022

Military spouses face many challenges, but there are also numerous benefits, ranging from educational to employment opportunities. You’ll receive some of these programs automatically upon your spouse’s entrance into military service or your marriage, while you will need to seek out others. Listed below are five of the top benefits available to military spouses. 1. […]

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Army Green to Gold Program

Army Green to Gold Program

Updated: March 28, 2022

The Army’s Green to Gold Active-Duty Option Program is a two-year program that allows eligible, enlisted, active-duty soldiers the opportunity to earn their first bachelor’s degree or their first two-year graduate degree and become commissioned officers. Upon acceptance into the program, soldiers enter the Reserve Officers Training Corps program at the schools of their choice. […]

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maternity uniforms

How to Get Military Maternity Uniforms 

Updated: February 12, 2022

As part of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, the DOD is conducting a pilot program to issue pregnant service members free temporary maternity uniforms that they can use and return for re-issue.  The goal is to see if a maternity uniform loan program is cheaper than providing each pregnant service member with a maternity […]

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Air Force Pilots pose with pride flag before flyby

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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Military Airport Lounge

Military Airport Lounges

Updated: October 6, 2022

Military airport lounges have been a staple of official and leisure travel for servicemembers and their families for a very long time. Anyone who has ever had to make a permanent change of station move from a stateside to an overseas assignment has likely taken advantage of a military airport lounge, and those traveling with […]

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Commissary Benefits

Commissary Benefits

Updated: January 26, 2024

Have you ever considered using your local commissary or are you an old pro with on base shopping? No matter what your shopper status you will soon learn how to use the commissary and how to save money doing it. Commissaries are a military installations grocery store, essentially. You can buy groceries and other household […]

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MWR Rentals for Military Families

MWR Rentals for Military Families

Updated: March 26, 2021

Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (or MWR for short) is the agency responsible for support services for each branch of the U.S. military. The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard all have their own MWR resources and the agency has come a long way from humble beginnings back in the early 1900s. That’s […]

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InTransition

InTransition Program

Updated: March 20, 2021

InTransition is a program designed to assist service members who need mental health resources, coaching, and other help associated with PCS moves, coming home from or going to a deployment, transitioning from active duty to reserve component service, and those who are preparing to leave the military. InTransition helps its clients find mental health services […]

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