Browsing Archive March, 2016
It’s Official Infantry, Armor Opens To Women: Effective 1 April
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It’s Official Infantry, Armor Opens To Women: Effective 1 April

Effective 1 April 2016, military occupational specialties 11X, 13F, 19D, 19K, will become gender integrated. This unprecedented act will allow women to enlist into Infantry, Armor and Artillery MOSs and serve alongside their male counterparts. Infantry and armor positions will open to women April 1 in the next ...

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Book Review: “Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg
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Book Review: “Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg

I've been home from travel for almost four months, and I'm finally catching up on my reading. I still have a pile of books that I picked up from FinCon15 (six months ago!), and I'm steadily working my way through them. I'll probably finish just before FinCon16. But then (shameless name dropping) Charles Duhigg ...

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How To Find Portable Careers For Military Spouse’s
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How To Find Portable Careers For Military Spouse’s

My spouse and I joined the military in the late 1970s. We've been military spouses since 1986, and I was a member of several fine Wives Clubs in the 1980s-90s. Thankfully, the military's gender policies have improved quite a bit over the last 40 years. The male military spouse situation has also improved a bit during ...

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Comparing E7 Retirement Pay: Active-Duty Versus Reserve
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Comparing E7 Retirement Pay: Active-Duty Versus Reserve

This post has been updated using current pay charts, to determine E7 Retirement Pay... E7 Retirement Pay Consider two 18-year-olds who join the military on the same day. The first stays on active duty for 20 full years to retire as an E-7. They'll base their pension on 2.5% x 20 years = 50% of their High-Three ...

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