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...

Reader Question: Savings Bonds in myPay

Q. How do I purchase Savings Bonds in myPay and how do I request Bonds held in safekeeping? A. Many service members have heard about purchasing savings bonds through the myPay system. Unfortunately, the DoD stopped selling bonds through payroll deductions in 2010. But there is still a way to get a savings bond using […]

Establishing a Retired Pay Account

Much of the preparation for the retired pay account should be done before separation. Retired Pay Operation will answer any questions you may have concerning the establishment of your retired pay account. Your retired account will not be established until your active duty account reflects the fact that you have been released from active duty. […]

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 […]

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