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How To Get TS-SCI Security Clearance

How to Get a TS-SCI Security Clearance

Updated: November 9, 2022

TS/SCI stands for Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information. For a TS/SCI clearance, the Department of Defense extensively vets military members and civilian employees. You can read about average security clearance processing timelines in our article here. Here’s what you need to know about getting a TS/SCI security clearance. Security Clearance Levels For members of the Department […]

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Free resources and counseling for military couples

Military Marriage Counseling

Updated: November 9, 2022

Military marriages have higher divorce rates than civilian marriages. According to Pentagon data from 2019, among female service members, the divorce rate averages 7%, and among male service members, it is 2.5%. Military divorce rates are 3.2%, whereas civilian divorce rates are 2.9%. This may be due to the additional challenges military couples face, such as […]

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How to get a copy of DD-214 Form

How to Get a DD-214 Copy

Updated: November 9, 2022

You will need a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to claim certain military benefits, college education discounts, veteran preference in hiring, Department of Veterans Affairs loans, medical benefits, association membership, veteran’s funeral benefits, school enrollment and other benefits. How to Get a Copy of Your DD-214 There are several ways veterans, […]

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military ID cards

Military ID Cards

Updated: November 9, 2022

Military identification cards provide access to many services and benefits. These include Tricare health insurance, legal assistance, education benefits, use of commissaries and exchanges; restaurant and store discounts; and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.  The Department of Defense issues all eligible military members, dependents, spouses and civilian workers appropriate identification for access to military bases, […]

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Will the military pay for medical school?

Will The Military Pay For Medical School?

Updated: November 9, 2022

Qualified service members who choose a career in military medicine may be eligible for up to 100% medical school tuition coverage. Additionally, military medical practitioners don’t have to purchase malpractice insurance. These perks can make military medicine an attractive option for students considering medical school. If that’s you, here’s what you need to know. Paying […]

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What Does GI Mean?

What Does GI Mean?

Updated: November 2, 2022

In World War I, incoming enemy bombs were referred to as “G.I. cans.” Since the time of World War II, the term G.I. has been used to refer to military members. There is no definitive origin of the phrase, and different sources have different opinions on the meaning of the term, where it came from, […]

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Retiring Or Separating From Military Service Overseas

Retiring or Separating From Military Overseas

Updated: November 2, 2022

If you are retiring or separating from military service while assigned to an overseas location, there are several issues you should consider before making the jump from your military career to the civilian job market. Some of the information you need will be given to you during out-processing and transition assistance (TAP) briefings, but other […]

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Christmas Programs for Military Families in Need

Christmas Programs for Military Families in Need

Updated: November 7, 2022

Military family budgets, often stretched to their limits, do not contain much money for buying Christmas presents. To help thank military families for the sacrifices they make year-round, many organizations offer programs to make Christmas possible, especially for those with children. The following are some programs and options available to help military families in need. […]

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How Military Time and Military Time Zones Work

Updated: October 31, 2022

Military time is a timekeeping system based on the 24-hour clock and the primary way of telling time in the U.S. military. Instead of using the 12-hour clock, military time uses a 24-hour clock, which means that the day starts at 00:00 and ends at 23:59. The military, law enforcement, first responders, hospitals and other […]

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How Veterans can request replacement of lost military medals and decorations.

How to Replace Lost Military Medals

Updated: November 9, 2022

Military medals and decorations awarded to members of the U.S. Armed Forces tell a service member’s story of duty to their country and personal accomplishments. If you or a family member has lost one of these cherished, hard-earned mementos, do not fret – having military medals and decorations replaced by your branch of service is […]

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