The Military Funeral Honors program includes several key elements that your casualty assistance officer or Military Funeral Honors coordinator can guide you through. In addition, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to navigating the traditional process.
You’re coming home after a deployment. It’s been a long time coming and you deserve to celebrate. But it’s important to know what other adjustments you might face post-deployment.
The deployment cycle is the period of time from the notification of a deployment, through pre-deployment training, through the deployment, and immediately after deployment. Every deployment cycle is different, but here are some general things to know.
Life in the military is about being ready for deployment. You may be duty-ready, but don’t overlook preparations on the home front. That includes having or updating essential legal documents, organizing your finances, creating a family care plan and designing a contingency plan in case things change. Get organized and prepared for your sake and your family’s.
As part of the military pay and benefits package, military service members earn 30 days of paid leave per year. You start at zero and for every month of military service, 2.5 days of leave get added to your leave account. It doesn’t stop, but the most you can carry over from one fiscal year to the next fiscal year is 60 days, except in certain, very limited situations where you can carry over more.
Hanging up your uniform and transitioning to civilian life can be both exciting and confusing. It may come with a lot of questions. Have you figured out your civilian career? Found a health care plan yet? Secured a new home base?
Physical fitness is a big part of life in the Navy. It’s required. To ensure the fleet stays mission ready, each sailor regularly takes the Physical Readiness Test to make sure they can meet the physical demands of military service.
As a veteran, military retiree, spouse or dependent of a service member, you may be eligible for a Defense Department identification card. Called the Uniformed Services ID card, this military ID proves your identity and connection to the DOD and gives you access to certain military services and programs.
Find answers to your questions about Common Access Cards for service members and others.
Joining a community of military spouses gives you a place where you can ask questions, offer support and make life-long friends. Here are a few ideas on how to build your network of friends and fellow military spouses.
Life insurance is one of those things we tend to avoid. But as a service member, you’re automatically provided life insurance.
Thinking about joining the military? Perhaps you’ve already signed up and are waiting to head to boot camp, or someone close to you has joined the military. Some of the common questions among new recruits and their loved ones relate to military uniforms.
Whether you’re on your first tour of duty or your fourth, Plan My Deployment helps you, your family members and loved ones prepare for – and stay strong and connected – through every phase of deployment.
Your service member has just told you that they’ve received “orders to mobilize” – that means they’ll soon be deployed. This is the moment they have trained for since they entered basic training: preparing to serve a greater mission wherever and whenever they are needed.
While military families know how to stand strong, the stresses of deployment can bring extra challenges. At Military OneSource, we’re here to help — by connecting you to a wide array of programs and services designed for military families.
Making the transition into civilian life is exciting, but does take preparation. Make sure you are well-prepared by following these four tips.