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Advance Enrollment for Military Children

Advance Enrollment, an initiative that enables parents to pre-enroll their children in a school district before they arrive at their PCS destination, is now the policy in 34 states.

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Life After Basic Army Combat Training

Following your Army basic combat training, you’ll take one of two paths, advanced individual training or Officer Candidate School to advance in your military career.

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Military Jobs: Your Future Career in the Armed Forces

Enlisting in the military can help you achieve your career goals. In fact, there are even some jobs that you can only do as a service member, like drive a tank or fly a fighter jet. Here’s what you need to know about your future military career.

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Advance Child Tax Credit 2021

As part of the American Rescue Plan, eligible parents may receive monthly payments of their child tax credit 2021 throughout the year.

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Managing Your Career as a Military Spouse During a PCS

You’re beginning a new chapter of your military life. As a military spouse, a successful transition may include finding meaningful work at your new duty station. By tapping into your network of support and accessing a variety of programs and resources, you can continue to advance your career while building a new nest.

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MyCAA: Scholarship for MilSpouses

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship (MyCAA) is a workforce development program that provides eligible military spouses with up to $4,000 in financial assistance for licenses, certifications, national tests or associate degrees to pursue an occupation or career field.

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10 Great Resources for Military Spouse Jobs

There are two things military spouses should know: 1) change happens and 2) your military community has support to help you make the most of it. That’s especially true when it comes to job-finding and advancing your career. Here are 10 top tips for tapping into services that can help you find a great job.

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Going Back to School as a Military Spouse

You’ve made the rewarding choice to go back to school. By pursuing your education goals, you can expand your job opportunities and boost your earning power.

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Postsecondary Education Complaint System

If you or your family member receives tuition assistance or is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts Scholarship recipient, you are encouraged to submit feedback here.

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How to Keep Your Civilian Boss on Your Side

Don't take your employer's support for granted. Keep your boss informed about what you do in the military and when you do it. Let your boss know the vital mission that is supported by your participation in the National Guard or reserve.

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School Options Available to Military Children

When it’s time to relocate, you need to know what education opportunities are available for your children at the new installation. The Defense Department is committed to making sure all military children have the opportunity for a quality education that prepares them for success.

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MilLife Learning Courses To Grow With in the New Year

This year, take your skills to the next level with courses and content designed specifically to support your personal growth and career-advancement goals.

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Predatory Lending Warning Signs

Payday lending (sometimes called a “cash advance”) is the practice of using a post-dated check or electronic checking account information as collateral for a short-term loan. To qualify, borrowers need only personal identification, a checking account and income from a job or government benefits, like Social Security or disability payments.

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National Guard Kids are Heroes, Too

National Guard kids deserve as much care and support as service members do. Military children face unique challenges from other children.

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About the Financial Management Awareness Program

Financial services, as referred to in the law, are defined as life insurance, casualty insurance and other insurance; investments in securities or financial instruments; banking, credit, loans, deferred payment plans, and mortgages.

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Army Basic Training: What To Expect

Basic training is the first step in preparing you to be a soldier. It starts with basic combat training or Army boot camp.

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Advancing in the Military – The Essentials

The early bird gets the worm and it’s never too early to start planning for your future. If a military career has crossed your mind, you’ll want to be prepared. Here are some things to think about.