Browsing Archive March, 2014
Military Retirement With Enlisted And Officer Service
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Military Retirement With Enlisted And Officer Service

Today's post is an "ask the readers" question about military retirement after service in both enlisted and officer grades. (Nearly 80% of this blog's readers find a post through a search engine. This post uses keywords about officer and enlisted retirements and the accompanying legal issues that can be difficult to ...

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USAREC CG Proposes Radical Changes To Army Recruiting
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USAREC CG Proposes Radical Changes To Army Recruiting

By Maj. Gen. Allen Batschelet, Rick Ayer and Col. Mike Runey — Reblogged from the Army Magazine As the rift between the Army and American society widens, our recruiters in the field are reporting increased challenges. This should not be surprising considering that a 2013 Gallup survey found that 76 percent of ...

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Career Assistance Program – AAFMAA Offers $4000 Loan
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Career Assistance Program – AAFMAA Offers $4000 Loan

Is the Army Air Force Mutual Aid Association (AAFMAA), Career Assistance Program Loan (CAP) worth it? I’m going to have to say YES! Back in the day as a young Staff Sergeant I needed some extra cash during a tough financial period. I was introduced to AAFMAA by a fellow Soldier. He informed me that AAFMAA offered an ...

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Can I Count On A Military Pension?
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Can I Count On A Military Pension?

A reader asks: "Thank you for your words of wisdom in your blog and being a source of motivation. I have a quick question and I would appreciate your advice. I have 18.5 years towards my military retirement and plan to go another 10 years or so. That would put me at 50 years old which is my goal retirement age. ...

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