Which GI Bill is better? Do members of the Guard and Reserve get different options than those on active duty? Are the requirements identical or different? We examine the similarities and differences between GI Bill programs below.
If you are in the National Guard or the Reserve, you earn points toward retirement while serving part-time and when called to active service. You qualify for military retirement as a member of a Reserve Component once you have reached 20 creditable years of military service. What does it take to make it to retirement… Read more »
Pilot Program for Free Childcare Will Improve the Lives of National Guard Families If you are in the National Guard in the following states you may soon be able to receive free childcare during your drill weekend. Massachusetts New Hampshire New Mexico Ohio Virginia Washington According to an article on Military.com, there will be a… Read more »
Do you need to know about VA home loan eligibility requirements? Most who serve on active duty today are required to serve 90 continuous days on active duty before they can apply for a VA Certificate of Eligibility for a VA home loan. But what about members of the National Guard or the Reserve? What about veterans who retired or separated from active duty service years ago?
The “Our Military Kids” Program Offers $300 Grants We all know that kids and their activities can cost money. If you have multiple children, that can add up. If you are an active duty family you have access to what they offer on your military installation, but if you are a National Guard, Reservist, or… Read more »
The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a DoD program that was created in 2008 to help promote the well-being of National Guard and Reserve members, their families, and their communities.
The National Guard’s COVID-19 response has created some additional benefits, in the form of veteran home loans, or VA Loans. The latter was activated during the pandemic, thanks to a provision in the Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act.
Populations within the military perpetually fall in “gray areas.”When a job is threatened or lost due to unclear or non-existing regulations, systems that protect service members need to be improved. Unclear regulations should not exist in the realm of job security for National Guard members and Reservists.