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.

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