VA Health Care Eligibility

Many military veterans aren’t aware they are eligible for VA health care benefits. The common misconception is that veterans can only use VA medical care facilities if they have a service-connected disability rating. Veterans with a service-connected disability rating can use VA medical centers, but health care benefits aren’t only limited to those individuals. Let’s […]

Reserve IDT Travel Reimbursements

It’s not uncommon for many Guard and Reserve members travel long distances to perform their drill duty, or Inactive Duty Training (IDT). I counted license plates from about 7 neighboring states at my last drill. I have friends in different units who tell me there are some members who regularly fly to and from their monthly […]

2015 Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission Recommendations – Big Benefits Changes Coming? (Podcast 013) Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Every few years, the military takes a deep look at the pay, benefits, and other forms of compensation given to military members and their families. On January 29, 2015, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission released their recommendations for changing military pay and […]

National Guard and Reserves Retirement Benefits Guide (Podcast 011) Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Today’s article and podcast both cover National Guard and Reserve retirement benefits. Retiring from the Guard or Reserves has some similarities to an active duty retirement, but there are some very important differences, including when you will receive your military pension, how much […]