VA shingles vaccine

The VA Shingles Vaccine – What Veterans Should Know

Updated: November 9, 2022

Shingles is a common – but painful – rash caused by the same virus that also ignites chicken pox, according to the American Medical Association. Shingles, known as the herpes zoster virus, most often occurs in people aged 50 or older who have previously contracted chicken pox. Medicine does not completely understand why chicken pox […]

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army grooming standards

Army Grooming Standards Guide

Updated: July 22, 2022

Editor’s Note: The Army modified its uniform and grooming standards in 2021 and added more authorized tattoos in 2022. Updates included significant changes to Army Regulation (AR) 670, Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, and the new ALARACT 40/2021, U.S. Army Appearance and Grooming Modifications. The Purpose of AR 670-1 AR 670-1 prescribes […]

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Military proxy marriage

How Proxy Marriage Works for Military Members

Updated: May 10, 2022

  Weddings can be difficult to plan when one or both partners are in the military. Deployments and geographical separation can slow things down. But, if you need to get married faster to add your partner to your insurance plan or another military benefit, a proxy marriage may be a good option. Proxy marriages allow […]

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What to Know About DOD’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Updated: October 29, 2021

Service members have a new vaccine requirement.  On Aug. 25, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered all United States service members, including the National Guard and Reserves, to get Covid-19 vaccinations. While several branches of service are still determining details, the Navy and Marine Corps announced personnel must be fully vaccinated by the end of the […]

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Ins and Outs of Seller-Financed Homes

Ins and Outs of Seller-Financed Homes

Updated: April 28, 2022

Veterans and active service members have some great mortgage options. But, sometimes the conventional mortgage route A) isn’t possible, or B) doesn’t make sense. Regardless of reason, buyers often purchase homes with seller financing. As such, we’ll use this article to explain the ins and outs of seller-financed homes. Specifically, we’ll discuss the following:  An […]

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