When you join the military, you give your time and your service to your country. In return, your country provides for you in many ways, including financial ways.
1. Your education is paid for while you’re in the military, and the GI Bill and other programs will pay for your education when you’re no longer on active duty. So you can advance your education at any time without the cost burden that goes along with education today. The GI Bill has recently been revamped to offer you even more education benefits.
2. Military discounts are available from several large companies. Some small companies also offer discounts for both active military people and veterans.
3. If you live near a base you can shop at the commissary where everything is discounted. This is a lifelong benefit to being a veteran.
4. Your children will qualify for things like grants and scholarships that are available only to children of US military veterans. With each branch of the military there are certain benefits like these that are available to children of that branch’s soldiers. With top educations costing $100,000 and more, these types of grants and education funds can be invaluable for your children’s education.