Military Advantage 2009

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The Military Advantage, 2009 Edition is the most current and complete guide to military and veterans benefits. Drawn from the resources of Military.com, the most trusted name in the military community, The Military Advantage, 2009 Edition is the one essential resource for everyone with military or veterans benefits. This reference guide is the newest edition of the most complete guide to making the most of the military experience whether one is on active duty, a veteran, a ...
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Overview

The Military Advantage, 2009 Edition is the most current and complete guide to military and veterans benefits. Drawn from the resources of Military.com, the most trusted name in the military community, The Military Advantage, 2009 Edition is the one essential resource for everyone with military or veterans benefits. This reference guide is the newest edition of the most complete guide to making the most of the military experience whether one is on active duty, a veteran, a military retiree, or a family member.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591144991
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword General Norman Schwarzkopf vii

Introduction ix

Part 1 The Money Advantage 1

Military and Veteran Discounts 2

Dealing with Credit and Debt 8

Taxes 13

VA Home Loans 20

Life Insurance 28

Thrift Savings Plan 36

Part 2 The Pay Advantage 43

Your Standard Pay 44

Additional Allowances 46

Reserve and National Guard Pay 51

Special Pays 52

Allotments 60

Managing Your Pay: The myPay System 62

Retired Pay 65

Veteran Disability Pay 76

Part 3 The Health Care Advantage 81

Tricare 83

All About Tricare Prime 88

Beyond Tricare Prime 91

All About Tricare Standard 95

All About Tricare Extra 98

Tricare Dental Plan 100

Tricare Pharmacy Program 102

Tricare Extra Care Health Option (ECHO) Program 105

Health Programs Related to the War on Terror 107

Tricare After Retirement 100

Covered under Tricare 118

Veteran Heath Care 123

Part 4 The Benefits Advantage 137

Military Travel and Loading Benefits 138

Legal Rights, Entitlements, and Benefits 148

Veterans Benefits Claims and Appeals 160

Burial Benefits 163

Surviving Family Benefits 170

Part 5 The Education Advantage 183

Money for School: Paying for Your Education 185

Education Assistance Programs 200

Education Advantages by Service Branch 205

Part 6 The Career Advantage 221

The Benefits of Service 222

Professional Development in the Military 224

Deployment and Mobilization 239

Post-Deployment and Demobilization 245

All About Relocation 247

Part 7 The Transition Advantage 271

Prepare to Transition Out of the Military 272

A Successful Transition to a Civilian Career 282

Employment Resources for Veterans and Retirees 298

Continue to Serve: The Guardand Reserve 307

Records and Awards 309

Part 8 The Family Advantage 321

Military Families on the Move 322

Career, Education, and Training Resources for Military Spouses 326

The Military Child 333

Family Support During Deployment 336

Military Family Support Organizations 338

Acknowledgments 345

Appendices 347

Index 361

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