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Being Military Friendly

Reflections on the Value of Being Military Friendly Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   What does the term “military friendly” even mean? It wasn’t really a thing in the 80s. Not in the 90s, either. I seem to recall that it all started 10 or 15 years ago, this effort by organizations to be known as […]

What Veterans and their Spouses Need to Know about Life Insurance

What Veterans and their Spouses Need to Know about Life Insurance Submitted by Veronica Baxter Before separating from military service, there are some decisions you need to make regarding the financial future of your family. An individual life insurance policy may figure into those plans. Government-sponsored Ways to Protect Your Family Financially Military Pension Prior […]

Art Therapy in the Military Community

Art Therapy in the Military Community Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   In the summer of 2018, I started down a new path. I was never one to avoid technology, but as a crusty old artilleryman, I would rather send high explosive artillery rounds downrange using charts and darts than the automated indirect fire systems we […]

National Guard and Reserve

Serving in the National Guard & Reserve Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   Full disclosure: I ‘grew up’ in the Reserve Component of the US Armed Forces. The Missouri National Guard, to be specific. It’s what helped shape me into who I am today and had a bearing on how I approached the various positions I […]

The Veterans Service Organization

The Veterans Service Organization Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   The Veterans Service Organization has long been a part of the American landscape. For many of us, the groups that fall in this particular category have been recognized as cornerstones in our communities for decades. We grew up in their halls, going to all-you-can-eat pancake breakfasts […]

From Battle Plans to Business Plans

From Battle Plans to Business Plans Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   Well, the results are in – Veterans are entrepreneurial. Whether or not we know it, and whether or not we do anything to confirm it, is another matter – but you can ‘rest easy’ knowing you’re more likely to succeed as a small business […]

Veterans’ Preference in the Job Search

Veterans’ Preference in the Job Search Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   If you’re part of the Military community and you’ve spent any time at all looking for a job, you’re probably at least vaguely familiar with the term “Veterans’ Preference.” For most of us, though, that’s the extent of it…we have a vague familiarity with […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Transition

New Year’s Resolutions for Transition Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   Yes, that annual tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions is upon us, and it’s long been a part of the military community. Just like our counterparts in the general population, many of us have our sights set on bettering ourselves in this coming year: eating […]

The Holidays and Military Service

The Holidays and Military Service Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   As I write this piece for our blog, I feel a little bit of nostalgia coming on. We’re more than halfway through December, the snow has been falling for more than a day now, and the long-range forecast predicts that temperatures won’t be above freezing […]

Getting Trained for Your Next Career

Getting Trained for Your Next Career Contributed by Alan Rohlfing   So, the time has come for you to move on…to leave active duty and either retire, fully separate, or join the National Guard & Reserve. When it comes to transition, sometimes we get to make that decision and sometimes that decision gets made for […]