Line up your post-service job
Thirteen programs ranging from plumbing to software programming can jump start the careers of soldiers on their way out of uniform.
You’re guaranteed either a job or a job interview. Some fields even offer international placement. Sick of your Army job? Not a problem — your apprenticeship and MOS don’t have to be connected.
Get a full breakdown of the available programs in this week’s Army Times, on newsstands now.
Turn PCS into pretty cool savings
Permanent change-of-station moves bring their own brand of headaches, but if you follow the advice of one officer, they could bring thousands of dollars to your wallet.
This O-4 pocketed enough cash to buy a $13,000 RV — and he wants to share his “ninja tricks” for saving money with you.
Learn the secrets in this week’s Army Times.
Re-up and cash in, or get out early?
More than 15,000 soldiers likely will earn a selective re-enlistment bonus in 2014, with an average payout of about $8,500. We’ve got the full list of bonuses and eligibility rules.
Not interested in re-enlisting? A new early-out rule makes more than 400 soldiers eligible for retirement at the 15-year mark. We’ve got the details.
This and more pay and benefits news in this week’s Army Times.