All soldiers are required to pass the new Army Combat Fitness Test, which replaced the Army Physical Fitness Test in October 2020.
Military and family life counselors are among the benefits available to help service members overcome challenges and thrive in their military lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a service member, you’ve earned financial benefits to help protect your future.
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
Service members and families have access to resources to save money, manage expenses and protect your finances. Learn about military pay, benefits and more.
Getting in shape for basic training starts at home. Find out how you can help your new recruit start off with strength and stamina.
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.
Need help with your military move or PCS? Use this list of customer service contacts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.