Understanding Civilian Retirement Plans: Thrift Savings Plan

Hopefully while you were in uniform you were able to put some funds into the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). Now that you’re leaving the military, you might be wondering, “What should I do with my TSP?” The good news is you don’t have to do anything as you make the transition.   In fact, you ...

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7 Ways Your First Year in the Military is Like Freshman Year

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and crust adorns your bright eyes as you open them to your earliest taste of freedom. Your room is decked out according to how you want it and what mommy and daddy say or think is no longer the deciding factor in what you will or won’t do for ...

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Verizon* is the Top Military Friendly® Company for 2018

*Company is a paid client. Basking Ridge, N.J., is a picturesque East Coast town, the very image you might expect of a quintessential community just beyond the reach of the hustle of New York City. This is the kind of place you can easily imagine raising a young family, and it is also home to ...

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Pentagon Tells Operationally Unfit to Shape Up or Get Out

This week, the Pentagon made good on a policy it’s been developing to guarantee the operational readiness of the US military’s 2.1 million service members. The new message, aimed at personnel listed as non-deployable for 12 months or more, is simple: either get ready or get out. Since the closing months of 2017, as the ...

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VA Therapist Helps Dying Veteran Complete Bucket List

With help from VA Recreation Therapist Lili Sotolong, left, Veteran Kenneth Augustus was able to scratch skydiving from his bucket list. Army Veteran Kenneth Augustus loved adventure.  He loved to rock climb, and scuba dive, and always had a longing for falling hundreds of feet per second from an airplane. VA Salt Lake City Recreation ...

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