General Discharge Benefits for Veterans

You’ve served your country well, and you’ve served proudly. Now what? After your time in, you’ve earned a general discharge and are ready to take...

6 Career-Boosting Professional Certifications

If you have had military training and experience in one of these fields, obtaining a professional certification can help move your civilian career forward,...

Soldier Saves Child from Drowning

On April 22, Sgt. 1st Class Lynnette Hobson-Shearwood, a 54-year-old originally from Trinidad & Tobago, came home from work earlier than usual and arrived...

More Lawsuits Filed Against VA Over New Claims System

In a lawsuit filed this week with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans say that a new claims system the VA adopted in March “severely undercuts the non-adversarial, pro-veteran principles upon which the veterans’ benefits system was built. In particular, the VA alters decades-long […]

Viral Video of Army Captain Finishing 12 Mile Foot March

What’s a viral video? One that’s been watched 1.2 million times in a week! CPT Sarah Cudd from Public Health Command, Fort Knox is among the 46 candidates who earned the EFMB at Fort Dix, NJ..27 April 2015. The last few seconds of her 12 Mile Foot March were caught on video by Lloyd A […]

House Lawmakers Rejects Commissary and Tricare cuts

There will be no changes to the commissary and Tricare for now. Both the Pentagon’s 2015 budget request and recommendations from a congressionally mandated panel included major overhauls to Tricare and the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). House lawmakers, however, chose to ignore those recommendations and instead focus their reform efforts on an overhaul of the military retirement system in […]

Some Veterans Groups Support New 401(k) Retirement Plan

A controversial retirement overhaul is one of 15 recommendations from the congressionally mandated Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. In January, after nearly two years of review, the commission released the proposals designed to give troops, retirees and their families more benefits options while saving the Defense Department $12 billion a year in personnel costs by 2040. […]

Pentagon Plans to Recruit Cyber Talent Through the National Guard

Defense Department officials said they are looking for more creative ways to attract high-tech experts into the military and the department, including beefed up National Guard and Reserve recruiting in places like California’s Silicon Valley. The DoD still doesn’t have the capabilities and resources needed to defend against a major cyberattack from another nation or other tech-savvy criminals, Pentagon […]

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