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Military Reserves and National Guard

Information, resources and support geared for Reservists, Guardsmen and their spouses. Learn what to expect when called to active duty and tips for transitioning from civilian life to military life and vice versa.

2012 Weekend Drill Pay Chart
2012 Drill Pay for servicemembers in the Reserves or National Guard. Posted salaries are based on a standard Saturday and Sunday weekend drill and reflect the 1.6 percent approved pay raise.

2011 Drill Pay Charts for Reserves and National Guard

Members of the Reserve Component and National Guard receive monthly drill pay. Simply select your rank from the list below to view your 2011 salary for a standard weekend drill.

Is the TRICARE Dental Program Available For Reserve and Guard Families?
What you need to know if you're a Reserve/Guard family that's interested in enrolling in the TRICARE Dental Program.

Military Paydays for Calendar Year 2011
Military paydays for calendar year 2011. Features pay dates for mid-month and end-of-month pay.

Our Military Kids Offers Grants to Children of Reservists and Guardsmen
Our Military Kids provides grants for military children of deployed servicemembers in the National Guard and Reserve component. The funds are designed to help pay for youth programs and activities.

LES for Reserve and Guard - How to Understand Your Leave and Earnings Statement
Understanding and deciphering your LES is simplified with these comprehensive explanations specifically designed for members of the Reserve and National Guard.

Active Duty Alerts Help Protect Deploying Servicemembers
To help protect servicemembers against identity theft, deploying military personnel can place an "active duty" alert on their credit report.

VA Loan Information for Members of the Reserves and National Guard
A VA loan is one of the many military benefits extended to members of the Reserves and National Guard. Learn about eligibility requirments and the necessary steps you must take to receive a VA loan.

Are Members of the National Guard and Reserves Eligible to Apply for VA Loans?
Members of the National Guard and Reserves can apply for VA Home Loans if they meet certain requirements. These guidelines will help you determine your eligibility.

TRICARE and DEERS
Answers to commonly asked questions about the military's health care insurance program TRICARE, along with information about DEERS enrollment.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Detailed information regarding the SCRA, formerly known as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act.

Unlimited Commissary Privileges for Reserve and Guard
See immediate savings on your grocery bill by shopping at the commissary.

U.S. Military Rank Charts
Rank charts and photos for all branches of the U.S. military.

How Do Military Family Members Enroll in DEERS?
Learn the steps you need to take to enroll spouses and children in DEERS.

Are Military Family Members Automatically Enrolled in TRICARE?
Learn the necessary steps to enroll military family members in TRICARE.

How Can Military Spouses Determine if the Family is Enrolled in DEERS?
Learn how to verify your family's enrollment in DEERS.

Does TRICARE Cover Stepchildren?
Learn the necessary steps you must take to enroll your stepchild in TRICARE.

VA Home Loan Certificate of Eligibility for Reserve and Guard
When veterans apply for a VA loan a certificate of eligibility is required. Learn the necessary steps in how to acquire this important document.

VA Loan Requirements for Reserve and Guard – Proof of Service
In addition to active duty servicemembers, Reservists and Guardsmen must show proof of service before applying for a VA loan. Learn which proof of service forms and documents are required for current or former servicemembers in the Reserve and Guard.

Can I Get a VA Loan if I Have No Credit History?
Many servicemembers wonder if they can get a VA loan if they have no credit history. Learn what lenders look for.

IRRRL – What You Need To Know Before Refinancing Your VA Loan
Know the facts before you apply for an IRRRL (Interest Rate Reduction Refinancing Loans)on your existing VA home loan.

United Concordia - Premium Rates for TRICARE Dental Program
Here are the current premium rates for the various plans offered by the Tricare Dental Program which is administered by United Concordia.

United Concordia – How to Enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program
Dental insurance is one of the many benefits available to military families. Learn the necessary steps to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program , administered by United Concordia.

United Concordia - Contact Information for the TRICARE Dental Program
Phone numbers, mailing addresses and hours of operation for the TRICARE Dental Program, administered by United Concordia.

TRICARE Dental Program
The TRICARE Dental Program, administered by United Concordia is a discounted dental insurance program that's available to military families. Coverage varies, depending on your needs. Options include insuring one member or the entire family.

PTSD Resources, Support and Tools for Veterans
Don't suffer in silence. Numerous PTSD resources, tools, support groups and crisis hotlines exist to help Veterans.

PTSD - Support for Military Spouses Married to Servicemembers Battling PTSD
Military spouses of servicemembers battling PTSD often feel isolated and unsupported. Help, support and stories of spouses in similar situations are available through these resources.

What Are the PTSD Statistics for Military Members
If you're curious about how often post traumatic stress disorder occurs in military members, these PTSD statistics provide some insight.

PATH Intl. Horses for Heroes Therapeutic Riding Facilities in the U.S.
PATH Intl. Horses for Heroes is a therapeutic riding program designed to help Veterans who are battling PTSD, TBI or are recovering from physical injuries sustained in combat. Use this list to find a facility near you that offers this program.

2011 BAH Chart for Reserve and Transient
2011 BAH chart for Reserve and Transient servicemembers who are called to active duty for 30 days or less.

PATH International Horses for Heroes Therapeutic Riding Program
PATH Intl. Horses for Heroes is a therapeutic riding program for combat Veterans who are suffering from PTSD, TBI or recovering from physical wounds sustained in combat. Learn more about this valuable, free resource.

2011 Weekend Drill Pay for Enlisted Servicemembers
2011 Drill Pay for enlisted servicemembers in the Reserve Component or National Guard. Posted salaries are based on a standard Saturday and Sunday weekend drill and reflect the 1.4 percent approved pay raise.

2011 Weekend Drill Pay for Commissioned Officers in Reserves or National Guard
Curious about your weekend Drill Pay? This easy-to-understand chart contains the 2011 Drill Pay for commissioned officers in the Reserves or National Guard. The posted salaries are based on a standard Saturday and Sunday weekend drill.

PTSD - Citizen Soldier Support Program Helps Reservists and Guardsmen
For Reservists and Guardsmen suffering from PTSD, locating a mental health professional in their area who's experienced in treating military personnel often proves challenging. Thanks to a comprehensive database offered by the Citizen Soldier Support Program, Reservists and Guardsmen can find the help they need.

Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Glossary
Definitions for words and terms often affiliated with polytrauma and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

2011 Weekend Drill Pay for Warrant Officers
2011 Drill Pay chart for warrant officers in the Reserves or National Guard. Posted salaries are for a standard Saturday and Sunday weekend drill and reflect the approved 1.4 percent raise.

Operation Kid Comfort Consoles Military Kids of Deployed Servicemembers
ASYMCA's Operation Kid Comfort provides free photo-transfer quilts or pillows to military kids of deployed servicemembers. Learn how you can request a quilt or pillow for your child.

Dual Military Marriages: Can They Work?
Dual military marriages can and do work. But it takes planning, flexibility, and mutual support--like any other assignment. This guide will help.

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