Resources

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Apps We Love: Military Friendly

ShareAlmost everyone I know has a smartphone. There are so many apps out there, I wanted to bring your attention to some of my favorite. Total Pay: Do you ever wish you could run some quick numbers to find out what your new BAH (basic allowance for housing) or new promotion pay will be? Of …

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Benefits of Belonging to the Military

ShareNo Taxes Any time that you are shopping at the Exchange or Commissary, you will never pay any taxes. However you do pay a hefty surcharge at the Commissary, about 5%, so evaluate prices carefully and shop around. Base Living Military families have the benefit of moving on base to live next to their peers. Many …

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CA Military Car Registration

ShareIf you buy or pick up a car in California, even if you plan on registering in another state, you will have to pay California sales tax. There is no way around this. There is a way around saving some money when you register your car with the California DMW. Here’s some forms to help you out …

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Deployments

ShareIf you are married to a Marine, more than likely your Marine will be deploying overseas several times. It can be a tough decision whether or not you want to stay at the military base you’re stationed at or move back home to be with family and friends. I’ve done both, but read about some other pros …

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Exceptional Family Member Resources

ShareThis is a page of resources made by the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year, Jeremy Hilton. Thank you for sharing these Jeremy! Like his Facebook page. Reports, Articles, and Regulations Related to Military Families Impacted by Disabilities NCD Report: “How to Improve Access to Health Care, Special Education, and Long-Term Supports and Services for …

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Free Money for School and Educational Resources

ShareMyCAA Program Spouse Career Advancement (MyCaa) through Military One Source provides $4,000 to people who meet the following requirements: Spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2. Offer a maximum financial benefit of $4,000 with a fiscal year cap of $2,000. Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification …

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How to Read Military Time

Share CIVILIAN TIME MILITARY TIME 12:00 AM 0000 1:00 AM 0100 2:00 AM 0200 3:00 AM 0300 4:00 AM 0400 5:00 AM 0500 6:00 AM 0600 7:00 AM 0700 8:00 AM 0800 9:00 AM 0900 10:00 AM 1000 11:00 AM 1100 12:00 PM 1200 1:00 PM 1300 2:00 PM 1400 3:00 PM 1500 4:00 PM …

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Information and Help for New Military Wives

ShareI just married my Marine or Sailor This military world can be a little overwhelming when you first get married. We all still have to go through the same hoops to earn the title “dependent”, whether you had a small elopement or large scale wedding with military uniforms. I am the wife of a Marine and was …

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Job Resources

Share A Hire Mission: Dedicated to providing US military veterans with the most comprehensive list of job transition resources for veterans in job search transition. Amazon Recruiting Events for Military: Join Amazon and see their recruiting fairs across the US. America’s Heroes at Work: Supporting the Employment Success of Returning Service Members with TBI & PTSD, …

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Local, National and Reunion USMC Sites

ShareMany of you may be looking for an organization to connect with others you’ve served with. Here are some of the organizations that we know about: VFW: Veterans of Foreign Wars National Archieves Records Search Marine Corps League Marine Corps League Auxiliary The Magnificent Seven: Marine Corps League Southeast Division Major Stephen W. Pless (MOH) …

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Marine Locator Past and Present

ShareMost of the emails we receive are connected to finding your loved one or how to get in touch with a buddy. There are some resources out there: Find an Active Duty Marine You’ll need to contact the World Wide Locator at Quantico at 703-784-3942.  Hours are from 8 am to 4pm Monday thru Friday. …

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Military Discounts at Ski Resorts

ShareSki Resort Deals for Military (CA, CO, and WY) California Ski Resorts Click for a comprehensive map of all the California Ski Resorts Northern CA: Alpine Ski Resort – Offers active duty free lift tickets. Boreal Ski Resort — (Tahoe area) Active duty ski for $15 on Fridays. Holiday restrictions include November 26, and December 31. Diamond …

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Military Discounts for Veterans

ShareSources say that if you show your miltiary ID card, you can get a discount at the following places: Restaurants Arby’s A&W Back Yard Burgers Burger King Captain D’s Chick-Fil-A Cotton Patch Denny’s Dunkin’ Donuts Farmers Boy IHOP (20 percent discount with military identification) Java Café KFC Long John Silver Pancho’s Mexican Buffet Pizza Hut …

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Military Lodging and Vacations

ShareMilitary Lodging The Department of Defense has lodgings all over the world. Next time you’re going on vacation, check out some of the military hotels to save some money. Visit the Military Lodging Reservations website. This is a great place to book beach cottages on bases and more. Free Days Into National Parks Our National Parks open …

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Military Pay: My Pay and Pay Charts

ShareMy Pay Do you need help accessing your pay? Or your Marine’s Pay? You can set up allotments, change tax deductions and more here. Beware of other MyPay sites, they try to hack your information. Pay Charts Need to find out what you are entitled to as a service member? Need to know what you …

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Military Resources for Troops and Families

ShareThe following are organizations which support our military and/or their families. Please let us know if there is an organization we should add. Help for Pets Dogs on Deployment: Dogs on Deployment is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing a central database for military members to find families and individuals who are willing to board their pets while …

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Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

ShareThis act was passed in 2009 and allows the option of aligning your residency along with your spouses. This new law supports military spouses from a number of things arising from residency issues including: Voting Taxes Driver’s licenses Auto registration Property ownership Education benefits including in state college expenses and savings plans Wills and estate plans Powers …

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Moving / PCS’ing in the Marine Corps

ShareCalled PCS’ing in the Marine Corps world. Moving can be overwhelming, especially when the Marine Corps has families move roughly every three years. There are some ways that you can make a little extra money. 12 week countdown list,  2 month countdown list , and a 30 day countdown list and another 30 day list here. Finally, here’s another great article to prepare …

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PTSD Resources

SharePTSD is a serious problem that many of our loved ones face.  Help is out there.  Check out some of these great organizations. We have a fantastic podcast about PTSD. Listen and download here. California Veterans Medicine: Provides cannibus free of charge to California veterans (non-active duty and non-reserve) who have PTSD and disabilities. Our …

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Scholarships for Military Children, Military Spouses or Veterans

ShareTrying to save up money and pay for school can seem like an uphill battle. However, there are plenty of scholarships for military personnel, children of military service-members including parents, grandparents and more. Some of these scholarships are unit specific, so please check them out to see if you qualify. Remember that these are the …

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Tips to Thrive in the Marine Corps

ShareWelcome to a new family! If you are looking at this page, you may be overwhelmed with everything that comes with being married to a Marine. Here are some tips to help get you moving in the right direction. We’ve discovered several hints and tips along the way through our journey as Marine Corps Spouses. …

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Transitioning from the Military including Retirement, EAS’ing and more

ShareRetirement from the Marine Corps Some great articles to check out for retirement. Special extra earnings for military service from social security who served active duty prior to 2002. Retirement Calculator for Marines and Other Servicemembers Great compilation of calculators to help you make the best choice for your retirement. Veterans 360: Helping Young Veterans in Transition …

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Tricare Medical Benefits for Military

ShareHow to Update DEERS Online Click here to update your DEERS online. (Please note you must have a MyPay login to do this from your personal computer). Click on DoD and/or VA Beneficiaries, then select Continue. Click OK. Login using your myPay user name and password. After the system has let you in, you may update your …

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Veterans Day Military Deals and Discounts 2013

ShareThere are some great discounts to be had around Veterans Days for the many thankful companies and people out there. Check them out and thank you for your service!! Restaurants Starbucks Free tall coffee for Veterans, active duty and spouses. Applebee’s Free meal all day on Nov. 11th. Beverage and gratuity not included. Chili’s Veterans …

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Wounded Warrior Resources

ShareSemper Fi Fund: The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit set up to provide immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families. We direct urgently needed resources to post 9-11 service members within 24–72 hours of request. Homes for Our Troops: We are Homes …

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Commissary Deals

ShareKeep checking back for your weekly meat and produce deals. All coupons are intended for use at your local commissary and/or exchange and all deals and discounts are for military personal and their family members: active and retired. Looking for Coupons Here’s where you can find the weekly Commissary coupons to load onto your Rewards Card (just …

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