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  1. National Guard and Reserve: Your Rights in the Workplace

     If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserve with a full-time civilian job, you are entitled to certain benefits and protections when you are called to active duty to mobilize or deploy. Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act Overview USERRA is an act that protects members...
  2. Military Education and Scholarships

    Among the greatest benefits of serving in the United States military are the education benefits granted. They are offered for service members, veterans, and their families, and they allow you to earn money for school, support for your education, and the means and methods to save time and cash during...
  3. The Scam of Online Universities

    The day that many members of the Armed Forces leave the service, they’re overwhelmed by confusion about the direction of their life.  For years, their focus has been on deployments, readiness, training for combat, appeasing the First Sergeant or Senior Chief and all of the aspects of military life. Many...
  4. Choosing an Online School: Safety Tips for your Education

    For service members or military spouses seeking higher education, online programs often sound like the perfect choice. Online classes are portable, so you don’t have to transfer every time you move, and mid-semester PCS or deployment orders are much less likely to wreck your transcript if you can take your...
  5. Military and Politics Don’t Always Mix

    “We’re here to preserve democracy, not practice it.” (“Captain Frank Ramsey” as portrayed by actor Gene Hackman, Crimson Tide, 1995) Volunteering to serve often means volunteering to give up some of the rights other citizens enjoy. This is a fact of life for service members, and one that is highlighted...
  6. Financial Aid For Military Spouses (Part 2)

    Part 1 of this article covered financial aid options which are available to everyone.  As military spouses, we face unique challenges in our educational pursuits; fortunately, we also have access to unique resources to help fund our educations, such as Career Advancement Accounts and a number of scholarships specifically for...