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The Military Drawdown and Benefits Cuts
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The Military Drawdown and Benefits Cuts

"Here we go again": welcome to the largest military drawdown since the end of the Cold War and DESERT STORM. The military shrank over 25% during that one, and systems tech has improved a lot since then. Remote sensors and unmanned aircraft weapons can't replace all of the boots on the ground, but they can sure make a ...

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Join the military to get rich and retire early?
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Join the military to get rich and retire early?

Welcome to all the new readers who found this blog last week! The hits immediately doubled, and they've nearly doubled again!! Today's post actually starts over at Jacob Lund Fisker's Early Retirement Extreme blog.  He says that ERE-infatuated teens have asked him about joining the U.S. military as a way of retiring ...

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Mobilizing with the Reserves and National Guard
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Mobilizing with the Reserves and National Guard

When you're trying to balance the Reserves/NG with a civilian career, an extended deployment can be a crippling drawback-- or a unique opportunity. For active-duty servicemembers, deployments are just another part of the lifestyle that includes extensive support and assistance for both the deployer and their ...

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