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Military Star Card For Military Families

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…

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How BUD/S Changed My Life Forever

It’s true. I have a guest key here at the famed Hotel Del Coronado. I’m actually a guest here. Yes, the same Hotel Del Coronado made famous by Marilyn Monroe. And the same Silver Strand beach that Navy SEAL wannabes run up and down almost every day or until they drop. Hi, my name is…

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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 able to communicate clearly and effectively. The alphabet, which is actually…

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Dealing With Military Deployment

How Families Can Deal With Military Deployment Couples and families face a whole lot of emotions in the face of military deployment. Hopelessness, in particular, is quite common. The good thing is it is possible to "do something about that feeling." Following are a few hints that are helpful facing the pre-, during- and post-…

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What You Need To Know About Veteran Benefits

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 were disabled. Direct…

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Considering the Military? What You Need To Know…

What to Consider When Joining the Military Considering joining the military? Indeed, you presumably have given it a lot of thought and come up with a lot of questions. If you are like most people, though, the minute you stroll in to talk with a recruiter, you won't be able to recollect any of them.…

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Life After The Military: Getting a Job

Employers + Veterans = A Good Match Perhaps your business has considered hiring veterans. Many have, but there are reasons many businesses haven’t jumped the gun on this hiring option. One reason is that they don’t know where to find qualified veterans. Another reason is that employers aren’t sure if veterans’ skills will translate smoothing…

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What Is The Military Star Card?

The Military Exchanges' Credit Card - the MILITARY STAR Credit Card - is accepted at all administration trades and can be utilized online and for list buys. It can be utilized at all AAFES, US Army, Marine Corps, US Navy and Coast Guard Exchanges. Similar to a bank card such as Master Card or Visa,…

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The 3 Most Bravest Jobs In The Navy

Want a bold and daring military career that could benefit you for the rest of your life. Choosing a daring and fulfilling Navy career when you sign up is important because it can help mold the career path you take after your time in the military comes to a close. No matter which career you…

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Navy SEAL: One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In The Navy

Joining the military is a decision that could benefit you for the rest of your life. Choosing your military career when you sign up is important because it can help mold the career path you take after your time in the military comes to a close. No matter which career you decide to pursue when…

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