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Three Bright Ideas to Save Money when You Go on Leave

We all need a break from time to time, and even the military knows it. That’s why you accrue leave days every year — but if you’re like many service members, you don’t take leave until you hit use-or-lose time. Taking leave is expensive, unless you’re heading to Fort Couch or Joint Base Living Room, so it makes sense to hold on to your accrued leave until you ETS and dip out early. Giving yourself a much-needed (and much-deserved) break... Read More
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BAH Cuts: Are they Coming?

According to the Pentagon, BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) cuts are on the way. If Congress gets its way, the Department of Defense will continue to shortchange service members when it comes to raises, as well. For the past two years, troops have gotten raises that amount to about 1.3 percent less than their civilian counterparts. That’s scheduled to stay on the same track this year, which means there will be a 5 percent income gap between military service and... Read More
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Military Golf Courses

Spring is the beginning of golf season for good reason. There’s nothing like swinging the sticks in sunshine with weather in the mid 70s. Most people get the itch to play around the same time the pros face off for golf season’s biggest tournament, the Masters. Held in August, Ga, the Masters is the world’s most recognized golf tournament. It’s first major of the year and it officially opens the golf season. The 2015 Masters will be held August 9th –... Read More
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Military Discounts at Disney Parks

Summer vacation planning is taking place in many households at this point in the year. Have you considered options for your trip destination? Family members of all ages can find numerous activities to enjoy at Disney resorts! Everything from characters walking around the park to fireworks and rides, you can be sure Disney will put a smile on your face. Lucky for you, Disney has east coast, west coast and ocean front locations. The Walt Disney World Resort in Lake... Read More
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How Military Skills are Helping Soldiers Land Jobs

From Basic Combat Training to leadership courses and additional skill identifiers, your time in the military has been one big block of instruction. That’s great news, because most of the things you learned in the service translate to skills that are highly desirable — and often severely lacking — in the civilian sector. Army Skills and Your Future Career Whether you learned lifesaving skills as a combat medic, tinkered with gas masks as a CBRNE soldier or rucked the mountains... Read More
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