This Is Why Some Sailors Wear Gold Stripes, and Some Wear Red

The short answer? Twelve years of good conduct. In the Navy, there are many different ways to reward a sailor for their excellent work performance, like a promotion in rank or special liberty (time off). On the contrary, there are also several ways to discipline a sailor, for instance using non-judicial punished or Captain’s Mast. A ...

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By | 2018-01-04T15:07:21+00:00 January 4th, 2018|News|

Veterans Who Volunteered for Chemical/Bio Tests May Be Eligible For Healthcare

The Army has announced that veterans who participated in chemical or biological substance testing between 1942 and 1975 may be eligible for healthcare if they have an injury or disease that they believe was caused by their participation. This announcement comes in light of a class action lawsuit filed by the Vietnam Veterans of America ...

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By | 2017-12-27T19:05:58+00:00 December 27th, 2017|News|

VetsinTech Hosting ‘Invasion In Silicon Valley’ Event For Veterans

Calling all veterans interested in a career in the tech field! VetsinTech supports current and returning veterans with re-integration services, while connecting them to the national technology ecosystem. VIT is committed to bringing together a tech-specific network, resources, and programs for veterans interested in Education, Entrepreneurship, and Employment. VIT will be hosting an event for ...

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By | 2017-12-22T18:16:24+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|News|

New Military Retirement System To Take Effect Jan. 1

On Jan. 1, 2018, the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System will go into effect, bringing about the most comprehensive changes to military benefits and pay in the last 70 years. The USBRS is a combination of the current Defined Benefit retirement pension system, Defined Contribution system and government contributions through the Thrift Savings Plan. The ...

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By | 2017-12-20T19:51:50+00:00 December 20th, 2017|News|

President Trump Releases National Security Strategy

"Our government's first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values." - Donald Trump President Donald Trump has unveiled a new National Security Strategy which aims to "set a positive strategic direction for the United States, restore ...

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By | 2017-12-21T12:52:38+00:00 December 19th, 2017|News|

Happy Birthday, National Guard!

On Dec. 13, 1636, the Massachusetts Bay Colony organized the first militia regiments in North America – citizens who were ready at a moment’s notice to take up arms and defend their colony. These early Minute Men were crucial to the defense of the colonies. Nearly 400 years later the National Guard has served in ...

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By | 2017-12-13T19:30:43+00:00 December 13th, 2017|News|

8 Gifts For Veterans: A Holiday Gift Guide

It's that time of year again! It's time for spikin' the family egg nog, throwing snowballs at the neighborhood carolers, airings of grievances, feats of strength, putting up with Uncle Ted's drunken charades while he refuses to pass the mashed potatoes and, of course, not knowing what the hell to buy the military veteran ...

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By | 2017-12-12T17:43:46+00:00 December 8th, 2017|News|

76th Anniversary: Survivors Remember the Fallen At Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7 marks the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a sneak attack by the Japanese in 1941 that took many American lives and thrust the United States into World War II. The “date which will live in infamy” is commemorated yearly across the entire nation, with many survivors and their families making ...

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By | 2017-12-07T16:07:10+00:00 December 7th, 2017|News|

Application Process For The New VA ID Cards Now Open

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the application process for the Veterans Identification Card is now open to all veterans with honorable or general discharges. The legislation came when, in 2015, Congress ordered VA to develop a more efficient way for veterans to identify themselves in order to take advantage of discounts and special ...

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By | 2017-12-01T19:21:47+00:00 December 1st, 2017|News|

Sometimes Your Military Rank Won’t Translate To Civilian Careers

You’ve transitioned to civilian life, but every job you find expects you to start at the bottom. Did you spend your last few years in service for this? Why don’t employers recognize the experience you bring to the table (even if it isn’t direct experience in your new job) and cut you a break? This ...

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By | 2017-11-28T20:56:12+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Career Development, News|