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Financial Advice To Start Your Military Career

Financial Advice To Start Your Military Career

Last summer there were many graduation ceremonies, and millions of new employees joined the workforce. In the military version of this milestone, thousands of new O-1s received their commissions and tens of thousands of other new recruits started their basic training. It's a very busy time. These new servicemembers ...

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Surviving An Involuntary Separation

Surviving An Involuntary Separation

      In the Fall of 2010, my Navy career was finally blooming. My promotion was in the pipeline, I had received new orders, and had managed to save up a modest nest egg. I enjoyed my job and was excited for deployment. One day while running (not long after a successful PFT), I ...

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The Facts About The FY16 Navy MAVNI Program

The Facts About The FY16 Navy MAVNI Program

Since the founding of our nation, foreign nationals and immigrants have fought alongside Sailors in the United States Navy. In days past, the Navy only accepted applicants with a lawful permanent residence status. For Fiscal Year 2016, the Secretary of Defense has authorized the Navy to recruit legal, non-immigrant ...

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Finding Your Military Work-Life Balance

Finding Your Military Work-Life Balance

  I answer a lot of reader questions here, and I also get good advice. Today's guidance comes from a friend I've known for decades. "Unlike you I decided to make my government pension my primary means of retirement, with O-6 and 30 years as my goal. Ironically I ended up making flag officer but what I didn't ...

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12B Combat Engineer Officially Opens To Women

12B Combat Engineer Officially Opens To Women

The Army Combat Engineer School sets the example, by officially opening training seats for women. Combat engineers now open to females, adding more than 20,000 additional positions open to women! In accordance with the The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); Available Combat Arms (CA) Military ...

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