Military Separation & Retirement

Transitioning to civilian life is just like everything else in military life. The more preparation you do, the more smoothly everything goes. Whether you’re moving on after one tour of duty or you’ve put in 20 years or more, you have a lot to do as you bring your military career to a close.

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Special Needs Considerations When You Separate or Retire From the Military

Preparing for your separation or retirement from the military with a special needs family member may require additional consideration. Develop a plan using available support, tools and resources.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs Home Loan Basics

The first step toward owning your own home is meeting with a lender to secure a loan. The Home Loan Program, through the Department of Veterans Affairs, is a substantial benefit you have earned with your military service. These invaluable loans require no down payment, no private mortgage insurance, and negotiable interest rates.

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Deciding Where to Live When You Leave the Military

The day will come when you’re preparing to get out of the military. You might have spent many an hour already thinking about where you want to live when you get out. Now it’s time to get practical.

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Military Separation: What to Expect When Your Service Member Transitions to Civilian Life
Your service member’s military career is winding down and civilian life awaits. As with all endings and new beginnings, this next stage may bring a mix of sadness, optimism, unease and excitement.Learning what to expect during military separati...
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Read This: Must-Dos for Separating

You’ve made the decision. Now it’s time to make the most of it. There’s a list of tasks to accomplish, and most of them come with a due date.

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