Benefits Of Joining The Navy: Why The Navy Can Make A Great Career

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Before they think about joining the Navy, potential sailors have quite a few things to consider. There are many benefits of joining the Navy that are available to both sailors and family members.

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Benefits Of Joining The Navy: Why The Navy Can Make A Great Career

  1. 1. Benefits Of Joining TheNavy: Why TheNavy Can MakeA Great Career Presented by USMilitary.com http://www.usmilitary.com/
  2. 2. Benefits Of Joining The Navy• Before they think about joining the Navy, potential sailors have quite a few things to consider.• There are many benefits of joining the Navy that are available to both sailors and family members.
  3. 3. Benefits Of Joining The Navy: A Guaranteed Job• In this economy, one of the biggest benefits of joining the Navy is a guaranteed job.• Downsizing can happen, however it’s quite rare.• Most of the time, sailors who are downsized are about this separate anyway and this just makes the process happen a few months earlier.
  4. 4. Benefits Of Joining The Navy: Pay• Sailors receive a small cost of living raise each January.• Also, every two years, sailors receive a larger, time in service raise.• This means that an E-5 who has been enlisted for 10 years will earn about $300 more a month than an E-5 who’s been enlisted for six years.
  5. 5. Benefits Of Joining The Navy: Pay• Sailors also receive BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing), which is dependent on local housing markets.• They also receive an allowance for food, called Basic Allowance for Subsistence. Enlisted personnel receive a higher rate than officers.• If stationed in a high cost of living area, sailors may be eligible for a Cost of Living Adjustment.• BAH, BAS and overseas COLA are not taxed.
  6. 6. Navy Benefits:Lifetime Healthcare• In the civilian world, healthcare is a major expense.• Sailors and their families don’t need to worry about the high cost of healthcare.• Sailors receive healthcare from military treatment facilities through Tricare Prime.• Family members can receive healthcare from participating civilian providers with a small deductible through Tricare Standard.• Retirees can keep Tricare Prime benefits for a small yearly enrollment fee.
  7. 7. Navy Benefits: Retirement Pay• Sailors who retire from active duty services will receive a pension for the rest of their lives.• The pension can vary depending on how long the sailor served, as well as the rank they were when they retired.• Sailors who retire after 20 years are eligible for a percentage, but sailors who serve for 40 years will receive their entire monthly pay rate.• This means that sailors who entered the military at 18 can be eligible for retirement at 38.
  8. 8. Do You Meet THeNavy Requirements To Join?• Before they can join, potential sailors need to meet the following requirements: • Be in good physical condition. • Pass a standard physical. • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident alien. • Be between 17 and 34 to be active duty. • Be between 18 and 39 to join the reserves.
  9. 9. WhaT To Do First• Before you consider joining the Navy, learn more about the Navy requirements to join.• This is best done by meeting with a recruiter.• He or she can help determine what’s the best course of action to fulfill your dream of serving in the U.S. Navy. photo by http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151043535207823&set=pb.74281347822.-2207520000.1354907470&type=3&theater
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