• Our military needs better benefits. Among the benefits that the military branches currently have, including the GI Bill, cash bonuses, and home loan assistance, service members earn a pension toward their

    • Dear Elijah :

      I am happy to know that you feel the same way as I feel about military needing more benefits. Your post, “Military pension,” is important because after serving all those tough times I believe military people deserve more benefits.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ They should also be given cash bonus every time they enlist in the military because they are putting more of their time into the military and are putting their lives back on the line for our country. ” I think this is a good quote because it is true what you said, people are putting their lives on the line joining the military because they don’t know what can go on during the time they serve; like they can get killed or get hurt.

      Another sentence that was important to know is: “ In a post on Military.com, it says that “If you are in the Reserves you become eligible for retirement when you have served 20 good years, but you cannot draw your pension until age 60.” This stood out for me because me trying to join the military and not knowing I have to be a certain age to be able to get my retirement money is crazy and helpful to know.

      Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time when I was talking to my recruiter about retirement she told me you can’t just get your money when you retire. She told me you have to be a certain age but she didn’t tell me what age.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because this helped me learn something and knowing that I am not the only one who feels the way I feel.

  • Our military needs better benefits. Among the benefits that the military branches currently have, including the GI Bill, cash bonuses, and home loan assistance, service members earn a pension toward their

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