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The Army Combat Fitness Test

All soldiers are required to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which replaced the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.

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Your Military Service Offers a Faster Track to U.S. Citizenship

Every year, thousands of foreign-born service members and their family members become U.S. naturalized citizens. Learn more about steps to become a U.S. citizen and how you can use your military service to speed up the process and save money for processing fees.

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Blue Star Museums

The Blue Star Museums initiative allows free access to museums across the country for active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families.

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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.

How the Military Supports Diversity and Inclusion

As someone who cares about a service member, you may have questions about how the military ensures equal opportunity and acceptance of individual differences among all its members. The DOD has taken steps to root out bias, ensure the military reflects the nation’s diversity and promote an environment in which every member is treated with dignity and respect.

Benefits

Family Life – Benefits

If you’re looking for discounted travel, entertainment and recreation opportunities, consider taking advantage of your military discounts. Your military ID is your ticket to military resorts, discount flights, vacation packages, and more. …
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Your OCONUS Move: Planning, Resources and Tips

An overseas PCS requires lots of preparation. From finding housing, scheduling shipments and financial readiness, to requesting a sponsor — we have the overseas relocation support you need.

Essentials

Joining the Military Community – The Essentials

As you settle in, you’ll want to take advantage of the numerous ways to connect to your new military community and neighbors. That means making friends, doing fun activities during your free time, finding resources to learn hobbies and knowing where to turn when you need help.

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On Your Side: Military Financial Support

Service members and families have access to resources to save money, manage expenses and protect your finances. Learn about military pay, benefits and more.

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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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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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Moving Overseas With Children

Moving overseas is an adventure that few families get the chance to experience together. Foreign countries with different languages and customs offer opportunities for kids to explore and learn.

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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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Your Leave and Earnings Statement

Your monthly Leave and Earnings Statement, or LES, is one of the most important financial documents you have for mastering your money and achieving your financial goals. Here’s how to decipher the code.

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Healthy Texting Habits in a Relationship

Text messaging is a convenient way to stay in touch as a couple, but can cause misunderstandings. Learn ways to develop healthy texting habits for a stronger relationship.