Military Remembrance

Veteran Benefits for United States Soldiers 0

Military BenefitsVeterans of the United States get some fantastic benefits to provide support to those who risk their lives for the freedom of Americans. These benefits provide additional healthcare, education and lifestyle enhancements, unfortunately many veterans do not take advantage of these, and some do not even know what these benefits are.

The good news is that in most cases it is easy to apply for veteran benefits, especially since the GI Bill came in to force. 

The VA GI Bill provides you with a range of low cost healthcare solutions to veterans. These subsidized healthcare befits help provide life long high quality health care to all military personnel

One of my favorite features of the VA GI Bill will always be the education program. This allows veterans to re-enter education after they leave the military, providing them with the opportunity to enter the civilian workforce at a senior level. The education benefits help enhance a veterans military training, or even take them in a completely new direction. Even better, with the GI Bill Wave system, it is easy to verify your enrollment with the government!

On top of these amazing benefits American veterans also receive a lot of other benefits to help their day to day lifestyle.  Everything from financing and store discount to legal aid is available for those who have served in the military.

One unique feature of the VA GI Bill is that the benefits have been made easily accessible with online platforms.  unlike most government programs which remain entrenched in antique and barely accessible websites, those supporting military benefits have been well designed to be quick and easy to use!

How to Land a Post Military Job 0

It has never been easier for people in the military to find jobs after they leave the military service. There are many things that may be done to make it a little easier for anyone to get a great job.

First, a person may consider looking into different kinds of military jobs that are in high demand. For example, it may be easier to find a technician job for a business that needs someone who can work with technology to make it easier for that business to operate. A number of businesses are opening new jobs and many of them make it easier for people in the military to fill them because they may be experienced with a number of technical functions from military service.

Military Job

People can also work with training in many jobs. Some facilities that offer training for jobs can include reduced tuition for veterans that qualify. This is done to make the process of entering the workforce after service a little easier for anyone to manage.

People may also consider the skills that they earned when working in the military. People often learn all sorts of things that relate to driving, computers, medicine and other important functions while serving one’s country. For example, a person who has learned how to work with computers and network systems may get into a great post military job as an engineering technician.

It is especially useful to consider reflecting one’s experience in a resume. This can include listing instances where certain functions that may be relevant in a post military job can be beneficial.

The ability of a veteran to get into a post military job can be easy to manage if a veteran is careful with doing so. It may be easier for any veteran to fill in any kind of vacancy by working with training, one’s current skills and considering what high-demand jobs are available.

Drop the Military – Buy Civilian 0

I’ve never been one of those guys who needs to have military grade gear when it comes to shooting and hunting.  I have friends like that, and to be honest they get on my nerves a little.  One friend refuses to use anything – anything – that the military don’t use when he goes out hunting bucks.  Everything from his gun to his boots to his damned glasses – he claims they’re the best shooting glasses available, as they’ve seen action in Iraq – must have been used on active duty.  Hell, he even eats MREs while he’s out hunting.

Me, I don’t care so much.  I don’t think military gear is anything to write home about.  It’s just stuff that does a job and is cheap to mass produce.  By no means is it the best there is… that stuff is reserved for the weekend warriors who earn a pile of cash and buy themselves shiny toys for their weekend hunting trips.

Personally, my motto isn’t ‘buy the best’ but ‘buy the best, cheap’.  I buy the best shooting glasses I can find, for instance: Allen Company Rugers.  Rugers have never been within a country mile of the military, but they’re great.  $25 a pair, and they come with four sets of interchangeable lenses, each designed for different conditions.  The basic yellow lenses, for instance, are ideal for overcast conditions.  If the sun comes out, though, you can just switch out the lenses for black for a little more glare protection, and if you prefer you could just wear clear lenses.

So, yeah… my military-obsessed friends would never be seen dead with a pair of Allen Company Rugers, but for my money they’re quite simply the best cheap shooting glasses on the market. If you have an ounce of sense, drop the military gear and buy civilian – it’s much, much better.

Military, Tory Burch Sunglasses and Post Stamps 0

Being a collector is boring and interesting at the same time. Let’s be honest. What do most collectors spend most of their time on? That’s right – waiting! Waiting for another precious and missing item to rise on the horizon. That can take years, decades and sometimes even a whole lifetime.

My grandfather for instance was a die-hard military collectibles geek. To me all these medals, uniforms, swords, guns, etc. was nothing but toys. Understandably, my grandfather had a slightly different opinion on that and freaked out whenever I attempted to abuse his sacred memorabilia for playing purposes. I never really understood how one can be so addicted to such – in my eyes – useless and boring items. Well, until I got older.

I must have turned just fifteen when I was at my aunts house and for the first time in my life she proudly revealed her two obsessions to me, namely sunglasses and post stamps. By the way I asked her whether there was a link between these two seemingly different hobbies and the sold me “No”. While her stamps were all neatly categorized on books and sorted chronologically, her shades collection was spread all over the house – literally! Well, I found the whole experience rather disturbing, but one good thing came out of it. She gave me a pair of new Tory Burch Sunglasses because it was a spare one she accidentally got twice. Oh well.

Welcome Home a Soldier with Patriotic Cupcakes 0

Patriotic Cupcakes
PATRIOTIC CUPCAKES
We’ve all seen the joyous homecomings of soldiers recently. If you’re planning a party for such a happy event, then you’ll want to make food with a patriotic theme. But let’s face it, you’ll want to have lots of time to spend with your soldier to. So it’s good to have easy recipes. These Patriotic Stars and Stripes cupcakes start with a Betty Crocker cake mix, so they are super easy. Don’t worry about using the mix. These cupcakes are so delicious, no one will no – unless you tell them!

Cupcake Ingredients. One Betty Crocker Super Moist white cake mix, 3/4 cup water, 1 cup sour cream, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs, 1/2 teaspon almond extract, 6 ounces of marachino cherries

Frosting Glaze Ingredients. 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon light corn syrup, 2 teaspoons water 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Decoration for Each Cupcake.  red paper baking cup, 1 blue candy star, Betty Crocker red decorating icing in a tube.

Preparations. Turn your oven on to 375 degrees F. Put the red paper baking cups in the cupcake pan cups. This recipe makes 24.

Make and Bake the Cupcakes. Get a large bowl, and mix the Betty Crocker cake mix, and all the other cake ingredients (except cherries) with an electric mixer on low for 30 seconds. Then up the speed to medium for two minutes. By hand stir in cherries. Distribute the batter into the cupcake pan cups. Cook until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Usually about 20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes. The let them completely cool on a rack. If you don’t do this, your frosting will melt. So patience rules the day!

MAKE THE EASY BUT DELICIOUS FROSTING. Take a medium bow and toss in the powdered sugar, corn syrup, and almond extract. Using an electric mixer beat slowly for 30 seconds. Then increase the mixer speed, and beat on medium until the frosting is smooth. Use a spoon and spread over the cherry cupcakes. Use the back of the spoon or a spatula to even it out. Let stand until set – about 10 minutes.

DECORATE THE CUPCAKES. Take a candy star and place it in the upper left cupcake corner (Yes, it’s round pick a spot!) and then use the tube of Betty Crocker icing to make wavy lines.

And that’s it. If you have to travel with these cupcakes I would highly recommend a cupcake carrier to prevent any cupcake catastrophes in the car.

 

Emergency Cash Loans For Military People With Bad Credit 0

If you are in the military and have poor credit, it can adversely affect your life in several ways, making it difficult to take out a car loan or apply for a mortgage. It can also be difficult to get a small bad credit loan for 1000, although emergency cash loans for people with bad credit are possible to find, especially on line. The large number of unemployed has also made it easier to find lenders and be approved, even with poor credit.

There are basically two types of fast immediate cash loans – secured and unsecured. A secured loan requires the borrower to use their home or car as collateral; which can then be taken away in the event of defaulting on the loan. However, you don’t require any collateral to take out an unsecured loan; if you can make the payments on time each month it may even help to improve your credit score.

Perhaps the biggest disadvantage with emergency cash advance bad credit loans is that they generally carry a high interest rate. Always try to pay more than just the minimum amount, and have the loan paid off faster. In general, a borrower with bad credit is less likely to pay back the loan on time and may even default on their loan; lenders consider such people to be a higher risk factor.

Emergency cash loans have several advantages. They are fairly easy to apply for and usually require a minimum of paperwork; many can be processed entirely on line without you having to go in anywhere. The money can be used for whatever you need it to pay off another high interest loan, unexpected medical expenses or going towards paying for college.

Because of the high interest rate, this type of loan should only be taken out if you really have no other option. Other loans, such as a line of credit on your home may give you a better interest rate.

The Military Isn’t Just For Soldiers and Sailors 0

If you want to serve your country but don’t fancy being a solider or air force pilot, why not become a doctor, nurse, ultrasound technician or any one of a list of medical certifications?  At http://thecertificationguide.com/ you will find details of various medical careers that may be of interest.  Most of these will be useful to the Armed Forces so you could find that your tuition costs are covered.  Plus you have the added bonus of serving your country as well.

Perhaps you come from a family with a history in the military. If you would love to go to college and get one of these medical qualifications but cannot afford the tuition costs, help may be at hand.  There are grants available to the children of Veterans who died in the Afghan/Iraq conflict since 9/11.  There are also tax breaks and incentives available to help reduce the cost of going back to school.

If you are willing to relocate and work in an underprivileged area you may find that your course fees are also covered via a series of incentives set up to encourage more people to help in medical centers or teaching facilities in deprived areas.

So why don’t you go check out the list of medical certifications available and see if there is any that particularly interests you?  Then you can worry about finding the cash to fund your way through college.

Making Money From Home with Collectibles 0

If you’re looking for information on how to make money from home, then you’ll be surprised to find the number of different methods you can use. You may have heard of people making a ton of money from Ebay selling stuff around their home. Well, you can do something similar with your collectibles. People will pay good money for these types of items. Since collectibles can vary, in order to make some decent money, you will have to find a niche that has decent demand as well as supply.

Your job would be to become an expert at the particular type of items. You will need to know the going prices of each type as well as where to get them for good prices. Selling stuff you already have around the home to make money is great but you will eventually run out of those things. If you know what to look for, you can go to garage sales and find certain items for pennies on the dollar and turn around and sell them for a higher price. Aside from Ebay, what you can also do is to put up your own website to sell the items. This way, you won’t have to pay any fees like you do with Ebay. Of course, you will need to work on getting traffic to your site for this to work.

Tough Job 0

Tough Job

Thanks for the article from Robin Woodard

So I’ve been in the working world for a month now. Generally people I encounter outside of work are disturbed by the issues that my colleagues and I deal with on a day to day basis. I’ve gotten used to keeping my mouth shut after so many times beginning a story and seeing genuine hurt or disgust or (even worse) boredom in people’s eyes. And that’s fine. Every day I see and hear things that if I stopped to think about, would bring tears to my eyes. But I keep it moving. And at the end of the day when I’m driving home I always think to myself: “there’s really no work in the world that I’d rather be doing.” I do, however, find myself needing some time to escape it all. I came home last night and turned on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) on PPV Movies . Halfway through the movie I began to think to myself: “My jobs not so hard. I deal with hard knocks, but at least I’m not fighting Voldemort.”

This articles title is called Tough Job
Thanks for the article from Robin Woodard

White Wine BBQ Pork Chops 0

These BBQ pork chops have a nice light flavor, thanks to the white wine marinade. I like to use a fruity white wine with this recipe, but use the wine you like best for cooking. The wine marinade gives the pork a wonderful flavor! I try to use pork chops here that are about ¾ -1-inch thick.

 

White Wine BBQ Pork Chops recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 thick, lean pork chops
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions: Rinse pork chops and blot dry with several paper towels. Place chops in a plastic food bag. Combine wine, olive oil, black pepper, and garlic, and pour over pork chops. Place bag in a dish and leave in the refrigerator overnight.

Clean grill grates well, then rub them with oil to make sure the meat doesn’t stick to the grill. Pile coals on one side of the grill to create two cooking zones.

Place pork chops over hot coals to sear. When first side has grill marks and is browned, flip chops over and sear other side. Next, move pork chops to cooler side of grill and place lid on grill. Smoke until internal temperature of pork chops reaches about 170-175 degrees. Sprinkle pork chops with salt.