Is The Military Right For You? Reasons To Join The Military
Is The MilitaryRight For You?Reasons To Join The Military Presented by USMilitary.com http://www.usmilitary.com/
Is THe Military Right For You?• Servicemembers join the military for a variety of reasons.• While there are quite a few different reasons to join the military, there are a few common themes.
Reasons To Join The Military: Healthcare• Even healthy people can spend thousands of dollars a year on health care costs.• Military members receive healthcare free of charge through Tricare Prime.• Tricare Prime provides medical care through qualiﬁed military treatment facilities.• Servicemembers may be sent to a civilian doctor if their needs can’t be met at a military treatment facility.
Reasons To Join The Military: Healthcare• Family members are covered by Tricare Prime, which means they can visit military treatment facilities.• Family members can choose to pay a small yearly deductible and receive care from civilian doctors through Tricare Standard.• Guard members and Reservists can take advantage of Tricare Reserve Select. This program is similar to Tricare Standard,but TRS members will need to pay a small monthly premium.
Reasons To Join The Military: Job Security• While it’s true that the civilian job market is recovering across the country, it can still be difﬁcult to ﬁnd a job.• Positions in the military are plentiful.• Military downsizing can happen, but it’s quite rare, which means that servicemembers enjoy a great deal of job security and stability.
Reasons To Join THeMilitary: Education Benefits• A college degree can be expensive! Many young people want to go to college, but they don’t know just how they’re going to afford it.• Each of the military branches has their own tuition assistance program, which means that soldiers, sailors, Airmen and Marines will be able to attend college while on active duty, without worrying about how to pay for it.
Reasons To Join THeMilitary: Education Benefits• Servicemembers can also take advantage of the G.I. Bill.• There are quite a few different programs and which one you qualify for depends on when you entered service and how long you served.• One program, known as the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill covers tuition and fees, as well as provides veterans with a book allowance and monthly housing stipend.
REasons To Join THeMilitary: Patriotism• Some members enlist simply because of a strong sense of patriotism and service.• These sailors, Marines, Airmen and soldiers often appreciate the sense of camaraderie that they receive from serving in the military.
Which Military Branch To Join?• Each branch offers the same types of beneﬁts, however potential enlistees still need to decide which military branch to join.• If you want to work with the infantry, consider signing up for the Army or the Marine Corps. If you are interested in ﬂight, consider the Air Force and if you want to live near the water, think about the Navy.• A recruiter can help you decide which military branch to join and make your decision an easier one.
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