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Apps We Love: Military Friendly

Almost 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

No 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…

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CA Military Car Registration

If 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…

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Deployments

If 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…

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Exceptional Family Member Resources

This 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 Family Members with Disabilities” Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing: “Oversight: Military…

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Free Money for School and Educational Resources

MyCAA 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…

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How to Read Military Time

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…

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Information and Help for New Military Wives

I 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…

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Job Resources

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…

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Local, National and Reunion USMC Sites

Many 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) Detachment 1196: Griffin, GA The Few from Military.com

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Marine Locator Past and Present

Most 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. Be prepared to provide a social security number for common last names. Unit information is always helpful…

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Military Discounts at Ski Resorts

Ski 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 Lodging and Vacations

Military 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 up…

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Military Resources for Troops and Families

The 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 they are deployed. No pet should ever be surrendered due to…

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Military Spouse Residency Relief Act

This 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…

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Moving / PCS'ing in the Marine Corps

Called 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…

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PTSD Resources

PTSD 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 Before and After: An anonymous blogger discusses her life with…

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Scholarships for Military Children, Military Spouses or Veterans

Trying 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…

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Tips to Thrive in the Marine Corps

Welcome 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. If you’re looking for some great…

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

Retirement 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…

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Tricare Medical Benefits for Military

How 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…

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Veterans Day Military Deals and Discounts

There 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….

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Wounded Warrior Resources

Semper 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 for Our Troops, a national non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004….

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