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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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PTSD Checklist: Help with Identifying PTSD and How to Get Help

Post-traumatic stress affects between 11 and 20 percent of service members who deploy to Iraq or Afghanistan, so if you think you may be suffering from it, you’re not alone. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says that 12 percent of Gulf War veterans and 30 percent of Vietnam veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, as well. Who Develops PTSD? Anyone can develop post-traumatic stress disorder, but it’s more than twice as common in troops who have seen combat or... Read More
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Cyber-Soldiers: Tips for Securing Your Online Privacy

If you’re in the military, chances are you’ve already taken your semi-annual cyber-security classes. They’re required for every member at every rank, twice per year. However, we know that they’re not the most interesting classes you’ll ever take — and many people don’t walk away from them without retaining much more than, “Don’t share classified information over unsecured networks.” While we encourage you to get the most out of the military’s mandatory cyber-security classes, because they’re certainly designed to protect... Read More
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What Types of Batteries Are Best for Troop Care Packages?

When you’re sending a care package to a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine, you want to cover all the bases, figuratively speaking. There are plenty of great care package ideas for troops, but many people overlook one of the biggest necessities: batteries. The military provides all the batteries that troops need for their equipment, but service members are often hard-pressed to find batteries for their recreational gear. You can send tons of DVDs, CDs and other entertainment items, but without... Read More
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Free Military Tax Prep Options: You Don’t Have to Pay

DFAS has issued W2s for every branch, which means you can do your taxes at any time. Most service members are entitled to returns, but in the event that you’ll owe the IRS, you must file your taxes on or before April 15, 2015. The good news is that because you’re in the Armed Services, you don’t have to pay to have your taxes done by a professional. You can also do them yourself without buying expensive tax software, thanks... Read More
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