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  1. Veteran’s Guide to Final Arrangements, Part 4: Cemetery Options

    You can read Part 1 of the Veterans Guide to Final Arrangements here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. National Cemeteries Any veteran who meets the eligibility criteria may be buried in a National Cemetery.  The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains 131 National Cemeteries in thirty-nine states (and Puerto...
  2. Veteran’s Guide to Final Arrangements, Part 2: Memorial Items

    In addition to burial allowances, grave markers, and veterans’ cemetery interments, the families of deceased veterans are also eligible for a couple of memorial keepsake items: a burial flag and a memorial certificate signed by the President of the United States. (Read part 1 of the Final Arrangements series here)...
  3. Getting The Most Out Of Military OneSource

    The Department of Defense offers military families a comprehensive resource for all aspects of readiness, resilience, and even recreation. The program, called Military OneSouce, is meant as a virtual extension of on-base services. It offers one source of easily accessible information, resources, and services for military families. For example, Military...
  4. SGLI Is NOT Your Only “Life Insurance”

    If you are on active duty, there is no doubt you are aware of your benefits under the Servicemembers Group Life Insurance (SGLI) program.  SGLI is a great insurance product and an excellent benefit available to all servicemembers that pay for it.  But, the government also provides insurance protection for those...
  5. Veteran’s Guide to Final Arrangements, Part 3: Grave Markers

    Read Part 1 of the Final Arrangements series here, and Part 2 here. Marker Types and Materials The VA will provide each deceased veteran with an upright grave marker in granite or marble, or a flat grave marker in granite, marble, or bronze.  Upright grave markers are two-to-three-inch thick slabs...
  6. How to Save at the Commissary

    Many people mistakenly believe that the commissary always has the lowest prices…while this isn’t always true it can offer savings.  Here are some things to know about shopping at the commissary to help you get the best deals: Surcharge While the commissary doesn’t charge tax, there is a surcharge added...