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  1. Retirement: Parties, Opportunities, and Attitude

    Throughout our time in the AF, we threw lots of parties.  Monday night football parties, roasting pigs in our backyard parties, Christmas parties, promotion parties, New Year’s Eve parties, No Clown Punching parties…. the list goes on.  It should be no surprise then, that the advent of our retirement from...
  2. More Free Veterans Day Opportunities!

    After three days of Googling, calling companies and emailing we were still able to find a few more special offers for Veterans Day. In total over 41,000 locations across the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are honoring veterans with more than 125 opportunities. Today, in Part 4, More Free...
  3. Three Great Ways to Observe Veterans Day

    Veterans Day is a week away.  It should be a time for all Americans to reflect on the sacrifices of our service members past and present, but for veterans and their families, the day is especially significant. The holiday falls on a weekend this year, which offers more time than...
  4. Programs for Minority Veterans

    Minority veterans often face a unique set of issues, and various programs have been developed to fit their needs. The VA offers much support to minority veterans and provides several services to address their specific issues. Veteran population by race: White, (Non-Hispanic) 80% Black, (Non-Hispanic) 11% Hispanic, 6% Other, 3%...
  5. Services Available to Women Veterans

    Within the veteran population, women are the fastest growing group. The VA has improved their benefits and programs available to women in the last ten years. This is an overview of some such programs. If you are a female veteran, it is important to know what services are available to...
  6. Casualty and Survivor Benefits

    It is not easy to consider, but if you become disabled or are killed while on deployment, your family will be entitled to benefits from the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some benefits are automatic and some require your family to apply for them. Because of...