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How the Exceptional Family Member Program Can Benefit Your Service Member and Their Family

The Exceptional Family Member Program can help military families with special needs thrive in military life.

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Six Things New Service Members Should Know About Their First Duty Station

You went through weeks learning basic military skills, then months learning your military job. Finally, it’s time to take your place in the military at your first duty station

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Free Resources for Service Members to Gain Financial Security

From budgeting and car buying to building a good credit score or getting a handle on student loans, your service member has access to several free benefits and protections to help them gain firm financial footing.

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Military Pay 101: Basic Pay, Allowances and S&I Pay

As an active-duty service member, you receive many benefits and entitlements like free access to Military OneSource services and support. One of the primary benefits to working in the military is a steady paycheck and tax-free allowances.

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Military Pay 101: How to Open a Bank Account and an Introduction to TSP

We’ve got some tips on how you can make the most of your basic pay — from the most important parts of your actual pay stub to picking the right bank account, to even getting a “raise” by increasing your Thrift Savings Plan contributions.

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