The Military Advantage, 2012 Edition: The Military.com Guide to Military and Veteran's Benefits [NOOK Book]

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THE MILITARY ADVANTAGE, 2012 EDITION is the most up-to-date annual guide to military benefits for active duty service members, veterans, military retirees, and family members. These valuable benefits include billions of dollars in scholarships, educational benefits, home loan guarantees, and military ...
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The Military Advantage, 2012 Edition: The Military.com Guide to Military and Veteran's Benefits

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Overview


THE MILITARY ADVANTAGE, 2012 EDITION is the most up-to-date annual guide to military benefits for active duty service members, veterans, military retirees, and family members. These valuable benefits include billions of dollars in scholarships, educational benefits, home loan guarantees, and military discounts. This year THE MILITARY ADVANTAGE provides detailed information about the following key benefit changes:

*GI Bill Housing Stipend Payments for Online Students

*Education Benefits for Active-Duty and Dependents

*GI Bill Tuition and Fee Coverage

*GI Bill Benefits to Cover Vocational Training

*Cost-of-Living Adjustment for Retirees and Vets

*TRICARE Premiums and Co-Pays

*Pay Raises for 2012

*And much, much more...

THE MILITARY ADVANTAGE is published in partnership with Military.com, the nation s largest military membership organization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612511030
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press
  • Publication date: 5/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword James M. Loy 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

Special Savings Program for Combat Zones 42

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 Program 100

TRICARE Pharmacy Program 102

TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) Program 105

Health Programs Related to the War on Terror 107

TRICARE After Retirement 110

Covered Under TRICARE 118

Veterans Heath Care 123

Part 4 The Benefits Advantage 137

Military Travel and Lodging 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 Branch of Service 220

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 243

All About Relocation 246

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 andRetirees 298

Continue to Serve: The Guard and 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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