Troops Get Another Big Pay Raise in 2021 Budget Request

The proposed military pay raise for fiscal 2021 in the Defense Department’s budget request, released Monday, is 3%, the second-highest pay raise for troops since 2010. The 3% raise, following 2020’s 3.1% bump, ensures that the troops will be “well compensated” and underlines DoD’s recognition that military and civilian personnel “are our most valuable resource” in carrying…

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9 Great Freebies for Military and Their Families

Military discounts are available just about everywhere you look, from travel to clothing and apparel to arts and recreation. Most of those discounts include a certain percentage off a purchase, but some military discounts include products or services you can get for free. The following are 9 freebies available for service members and their families: 1. Holiday Freebies Many businesses honor…

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10 Military Discounts for Spouses

Military discounts are all around us. Some offer better deals than others. Some are advertised. Some are little known secrets that are revealed only when requested. Some expire, some are seasonal, and some last forever. And while there are some military discounts that are custom-made for service members, there are some that are perfect for military…

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Military Discounts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is that special time of year to remind your loved ones how much you care. But saying “I love you” in creative and romantic ways can get costly. So this Valentine’s Day take advantage of some military discounts to help Cupid cut costs. (And remember not all military discounts are advertised, so make sure…

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Veterans Healthcare: Agent Orange

The VA offers health care and disability benefits for veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides during military service. Your dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits. If you were exposed to Agent Orange between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, you may be eligible to enroll in VA health care….

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Veterans Medical Benefits Package

Many veterans are eligible for health care from the VA. Like other health care plans, the Medical Benefits Package emphasizes preventive and primary care, offering a full range of outpatient and inpatient services. The following is a summary of the Veteran’s Medical Benefits Package: Veteran’s Medical Benefits Package Eligibility The Medical Benefits Package is generally…

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