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VA Home Loan or FHA Loan?

VA Home Loan or FHA Loan?

FHA and VA loans are both backed by the federal government. They are similar in different ways but they have details that set them apart. To really understand how you can benefit from each option is to review details carefully and choose based on what you feel is best for your situation. The following details […]

Avoid College Debt By Joining The Marines

Avoid College Debt By Joining The Marines

Just in case you do not join the Marines, you’ll probably need money for college. Right? Unfortunately, money is not cheap. Student loan management can be a headache if you don’t plan ahead.  In many cases students are not sure who to contact or what options are available to them after college. Fortunately, there are […]

GI Bill Benefits For Military Families

GI Bill Benefits For Military Families

Sharing GI Bill Benefits with Family Members One of the most common questions in the mind of armed force members is whether they can share their GI Bill benefits with their family members. The situation is very clear now after the transferability rules have been explained clearly by the DOD or Department of Defence in […]

VA Loans—Am I Eligible?

VA Loans—Am I Eligible?

The GI Bill of Rights, signed into law in 1944 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, did a lot for this nation’s economy in the post-World War II era. One facet of the GI Bill was the Veteran’s Administration Loan, which enabled many servicemen and their families to realize the dream of home ownership. […]

Learn How To ACE The ASVAB

Learn How To ACE The ASVAB

What You Need to Know to Pass the ASVAB If you are interested in the military, chances are you are fully aware of what the ASVAB is. According to the (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Batter), “The ASVAB is a multiple-aptitude battery that measures developed abilities and helps predict future academic and occupational success in the […]

Who Can Get a Military Star Card?

Who Can Get a Military Star Card?

The Military Star card has a lot of similarities to a bank card, such as Visa or MasterCard. It is a credit card that is accepted within the military exchange (Marine Corps, Navy and Coast Guard). There is no yearly expense to have the card, there is a low rate of investment, and it offers […]

The NATO Phonetic Alphabet: Why It’s Important

The NATO Phonetic Alphabet: Why It’s Important

The NATO Phonetic Alphabet and Its Importance to the U.S. Military The NATO phonetic alphabet is something that is used to offer improved communications when it is essential be be completely clear. Whether your communications are impacted by radio interference or the sound of a gun battle or other background noise, soldiers need to be […]

The Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration

The Veterans Benefits Administration The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) is “an organizational element of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs” that  is in charge of administering the department’s programs that offer financial as well as other kinds of assistance to veterans, their dependents, and their survivors. The mission for the VBA, in partnership with the […]

U.S. Veteran Benefits: What To Know

U.S. Veteran Benefits: What To Know

All About U.S. Veteran Benefits   The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is a government-run military veteran advantage system with Cabinet-level status.  It is administered by the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.   History   The Continental Congress of 1776 encouraged enlistments during the Revolutionary War providing retirement benefits for soldiers who […]

4 Marines Shot Dead In Chattanooga

4 Marines Shot Dead In Chattanooga

“Today was a nightmare for the city of Chattanooga,” Mayor Andy Berke said. “As a city, we will respond to this with every available resource that we have.” Four Marine recruiters are reportedly dead and one officer is “down” in connection with the shootings, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke told reporters. He was not specific about […]