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  1. 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...
  2. VA Disability Benefits – A Primer

    Everyone in the military, or in a military family, knows someone who got a disability rating when they got out of the service.  I know several – and not all of them are guys who have even deployed, much less seen combat. Working as a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine...
  3. Give Homeless Veterans A Sense Of Home

    Though some might associate the term “homeless vets” with nothing more than a line from Billy Joel, the sad fact is that twenty-two years after the recording of “We Didn’t Start The Fire”, little has changed for returning soldiers. It is estimated that over 10,000 homeless veterans of the Iraq...
  4. Health Care Benefits: An Overview

    If you are an active duty service member, you and your family are entitled to health care insurance through TRICARE. National Guard and Reserve service members who are mobilized/deployed for longer than thirty days also become eligible for TRICARE, along with their families. Availability for each of TRICARE’s plans depends...