The Military Advantage, 2016 Edition

The Guide to Military and Veterans Benefits


Author: Terry Howell

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 168247027X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 6559

Revised and updated every year, The Military Advantage, 2016 Edition is the most reliable benefits guide for Americans who have answered the call to serve in the military. These benefits amount to billions in scholarships, educational benefits, home loan guarantees, and military discounts. The 2015 edition includes TRICARE Prime and pharmacy updates, 2015 pay and allowance rates, active duty education program changes, new Navy sea pay charts, new veteran support resources, expanded service member protection policies, and changes in service member life insurance.

The Military Advantage, 2015

The Guide to Military and Veteran's Benefits


Author: Terry Howell

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612518621

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 8379

The Military Advantage, 2015 Edition is the most complete annual reference guide to military and veteran’s benefits. Written by Terry Howell, managing editor for benefits for, the guide is backed by the resources of and its parent company, The Military Advantage, 2015 Edition is the most reliable benefits guide for the over 30 million Americans who have answered the call to serve in the military. These valuable benefits amount to billions in scholarships, educational benefits, home loan guarantees, and military discounts. These extraordinary benefits are frequently overlooked by those serving in uniform or retired from the service. The Military Advantage, 2015 Edition insures that all service members and their families are aware of the availability of all of these substantial benefits. This easy-to-use reference guide is full of insider tips, little-known benefits, shortcuts, and detailed answers to frequently asked questions. While information about these military and veterans benefits is available through numerous, separate sources, this book collects all of those valuable resources into one easy to use reference guide and provides important analysis of these benefits. The Military Advantage, 2015 Edition is the well-established essential guide to making the most of the military experience for active duty service members, veterans, military retirees, and family members. The Military Advantage, 2015 Edition is published in partnership with, the nation's largest military membership organization. With over 10 million members is the most trusted name in the military community for information about benefits, career, education and financial services. is owned by, the largest career and job website.

Paid Patriotism?

The Debate over Veterans' Benefits


Author: James T. Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351627864

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 7581

What does a nation owe its military veterans? Gratitude, esteem, land grants, medical care, pensions, higher education? Or is serving in the armed forces of one’s country an obligation to be undertaken without any expectation of compensation? If veterans are to receive government aid, should a distinction be made between those who served in wartime or faced enemy fire and those who saw neither war nor combat? These questions have been answered in varying ways by the American people and their elected representatives since the Revolutionary War. Paid Patriotism? explores the genesis and growth of soldiers’ pensions throughout the nineteenth century, the Bonus experiment after the First World War, the passage and consequences of the GI Bill of Rights, the growth of the nation’s system of veterans’ hospitals, the evolution of veterans’ programs during the Cold War and Vietnam, the post-9/11 GI Bill, and contemporary scandals and reform efforts within the veterans’ bureaucracy, from its promotion to a cabinet department to wrongdoing in the Veterans Health Administration. James T. Bennett examines the complex and politically charged history and heated present-day debate of what the late columnist William Safire called the “most sacred cow” in Washington: the veterans’ bureaucracy. In the end, the United States and its citizens owe veterans a debt. But how has and how should that debt be honored—and at what cost?

Serving Those Who Served: Librarian's Guide to Working with Veteran and Military Communities


Author: Sarah LeMire,Kristen J. Mulvihill

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834334

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 181

View: 5980

Practical advice on how best to serve veterans, service members, and their families in your community, including effective ways to develop new outreach partnerships and collaborations. • The first guidebook of its kind, intended to support librarians, administrators, and library employees of all types better serve the veteran and military communities • Presents insights from authors who are both Army veterans as well as professional librarians engaged in working with the veteran and military communities in libraries • Explains how to estimate the number of veterans, service members, and their families in your library community and provides an overview of the types of issues and questions they may have • Provides recommendations to help librarians coordinate their efforts with existing military and veterans' organizations in order to provide the best, most efficient programs and services for veterans, service members, and their families • Offers concrete ideas and suggestions related to outreach, programming, services, and collection development for the veteran and military communities

Caring for the Military

A Guide for Helping Professionals


Author: Joan Beder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317312570

Category: Psychology

Page: 258

View: 7144

With overseas deployment scaling down in recent years, helping professionals need practical tools for working with servicemen and women returning from deployment. Caring for the Military, with its case studies and clinical discussions, is indispensable for social workers and other helping professionals working with these populations. Leading experts contribute chapters on the challenges faced by reintegrating members of the military, including returning to a family, entering the workforce, and caring for those with PTSD, TBI, and moral injury. This text also features unique chapters on telemental health, multidisciplinary settings, and caregiver resiliency.

A Veteran’s Guide to Higher Education: Surviving the Transition from Military Service to the Academic Environment


Author: Mike Cubbage

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483461505

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 1454

If you think serving a few years or even many years in the military means you’ll easily get into college or land a job—then think again. Most service members find the transition to civilian life challenging. Schedule changes and undisciplined civilians set nerves on edge, which makes focusing on education tough. Mike Cubbage, a former Army combat veteran, draws upon his personal experiences in re-entering civilian life as well as his work advocating for veterans in this guide to navigating the transition to civilian life. While he shares tips in many areas, he focuses on education. Learn how to: find a school that will provide you with valuable support and skills; take advantage of military benefits that help pay for education; cope with the stress that goes along with transitioning to civilian life; and apply skills you learned in the military to succeed as a student...

The Post 9/11 Student Veteran

A Resource Guide for Student Veterans


Author: Kenneth A. Bracewell

Publisher: Kenneth A.\Bracewell

ISBN: 9780692363775

Category: Veterans

Page: 248

View: 1297

You have served your country. Whether you completed four years or twenty plus years of service in the Military. You are the 0.5 % of Americans who believe in duty, honor, country, and protecting our great nation that we all live in. You have thought about or are currently utilizing your VA education benefits. Excellent choice! You deserve these great benefits, and now it is time to take full advantage of what you are entitled to as a student Veteran. Whether you are utilizing the Post 9/11 GI Bill or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program as a service connected Veteran, coming back to school after a long absence, a first time student, experiencing a career or job change, or just exploring what is out there for you after Military life, this academic resource guide was made for you to include as part of your reading while you utilize your education benefits as a student Veteran. The Post 9/11 Student Veteran is a unique resource guide with multiple solutions for student Veterans attending college, which provides thorough methods, practical applications, research, and a professional structured format from an Army Combat Veteran's experience from the utilization of his VA education benefits, the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program.


A Field Guide for Military Professionals and Veterans Seeking Leadership Positions in the Business World


Author: Robert R. Ulin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781496967442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

View: 802

More than one million service-members will leave the military and transition into civilian life over the next several years, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. Robert R. Ulin, who retired from the Army as a colonel, knows that it's hard to make a smooth transition to employment as a civilian. Geared for veterans age forty-five to fifty-five, he wrote this guidebook to help you: prepare for the job search; sell your skills at interviews; adjust to a culture where leadership is persuasive instead of directive; leverage your talents to climb the corporate ladder. You'll also get a variety of tools in the appendixes, including a transition self-assessment, a transition task list, a job-hunting process for the military mind, and a transition checklist. As a veteran, you know you can see tasks through to completion and exhibit strong leadership skills and professionalism, but it's not always easy to translate these skills into a civilian world. Take the first step in becoming your own commander, and get an action plan to successfully navigate Transitions."