There are over 420 military installations across the U.S. Apart from being crucial to the mission readiness of the troops, they also play a big part in the development of the local economies. As the population continues to surge, the competition for land and other resources can cause conflict. The US military relies on the local communities for water, electricity, labor, … [Read more...] about Having the Local Community Cheering You on Is a Big Boost for the Military Installations and Its People
I retired on 1 Sep 2014. In the two years that led up to that date, I found that there were many things that I had neglected to prepare for, and yet, I also found several communities that provided much needed support so that my transition was not as bad as it could have been. My retirement could have been better, and I could always have been better prepared, but I know now, … [Read more...] about Advice on How to Prepare for Retirement
One of the best, yet most underutilized, benefits of serving in the armed forces is the loan guarantee program provided by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Simply put, veterans should know all about the VA loan basics. The VA offers no down payment mortgage loan guarantees to qualifying current and former service members, or their surviving spouses, with lower interest … [Read more...] about All Veterans Should Know the VA Loan Basics
Scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs hit the news every single day. Whether vets wait in long lines to receive life-saving medical care or find their benefits canceled because they are wrongly believed to be dead, veterans are often apprehensive about believing the VA?s claims about their benefits. With all this, as a veteran, you need to know the reality of no down … [Read more...] about The Reality of No Down Payment VA Loans
Ask Americans who the number 1 military in the world, you may be surprised to learn that America is losing its confidence in its military strength. With the lowest percentage in Gallop?s 23 years? only 49% say the United States is the number 1 military in the world. This is a significant drop from a year ago when 59% thought of the U.S. as the most powerful. No doubt that … [Read more...] about Who Is The Number 1 Military In The World?