Blog Posts - Military Benefits



Five Tips to Earn Your Degree While You Serve Your Country

Interestingly enough, only about 60% of vets use their education benefits. If you’re considering the military, reimbursed education is one of the big benefits provided for our soldiers. Popularly called the GI Bill, this education reimbursemen...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 26, 2016

Military Academies Have a Great Sense of Humor

I ran across these at Strategy Page. They’re great. Q: Why do West Point graduates hang their diplomas from the rear view mirror? A: To justify their handicap parking. Q: Do you know why the Army football team should change its name to the R...
by USNA or Bust on Jan 21, 2016

November is Warrior Care Month

“Warrior Care Month” will be a month-long DoD-wide coordinated tactical effort to educate the military and to increase awareness of DoD’s Warrior Care programs and resources. Warrior Care Month will provide a snapshot of the Continuum of Care i...
by USNA or Bust on Nov 2, 2015

4 Paths to a Naval Officer

There are four common ways to become a Naval Officer: USNA–many posts on this blog deal with that approach NROTC–you must receive an NROTC scholarship, be accepted into a college or University that has an NROTC program, graduate and be co...
by USNA or Bust on Feb 5, 2015

November is Warrior Care Month

“Warrior Care Month” will be a month-long DoD-wide coordinated tactical effort to educate the military and to increase awareness of DoD’s Warrior Care programs and resources. Warrior Care Month will provide a snapshot of the Continuum of Care i...
by USNA or Bust on Oct 31, 2014

November is Warrior Care Month

“Warrior Care Month” will be a month-long DoD-wide coordinated tactical effort to educate the military and to increase awareness of DoD’s Warrior Care programs and resources. Warrior Care Month will provide a snapshot of the Continuum of Care i...
by USNA or Bust on Oct 31, 2014

Does Your College Let You Do This?

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. She is webmaster for six blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, a tech columnist for Teach...
by USNA or Bust on May 29, 2014

Tim Kaine and Mark Warner Really, Really Hate Military Veterans

As the Senate votes on the really bad Paul Ryan/Patty Murray budget deal, Tim Kaine (Mark Warner too) voted to block the restoration of benefits for military veterans, especially disabled veterans. Senator Jeff Sessions offered an amendment would pre...
by Fire Jim Moran on Dec 18, 2013

Pentagon Extends Benefits To Same-Sex Military Spouses. But not all.

The Pentagon has announced that it will extend military benefits to same-sex partners of LGBT service members, but NOT all. Beginning September 1, LGBT servicemember spouses will be eligible to receive identification cards allowing them to claim ed...
by izzoiz.com on Jun 8, 2013

58 Bits of Wisdom I Learned As a Helicopter Crewman

Sounds like pretty much everything anyone needs to know… by Bobby McBride Crew Chief 128th Assault Helicopter Company Phu Loi, RVN 3/69 – 3/70 NEVER FORGET! Once you are in the fight, it is way too late to wonder if this is a good idea. H...
by USNA or Bust on Apr 7, 2013

4 Ways to Become an Officer

There are four common ways to become a Naval Officer: USNA–many posts on this blog deal with that approach NROTC–you must receive an NROTC scholarship, be accepted into a college or University that has an NROTC program, graduate and be co...
by USNA or Bust on Apr 22, 2012


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