The best thing is the gi bill. They pay for your education and pay you to go to school. The post 911 is the best. You just have to put in the service. Also the Va home loan program. I bought my first home at 28 because of this it's great. With out these benefits I wouldn't have a house or be attending college
Health, dental, life insurance, bonuses on reenlistements, paid vacation,
I loved all the programs available for my family to participate in. Free events all year round. Lots of discounts and public recognition that we used to go on vacations and help to build our home. the free healthcare was the biggest benefit for my special needs kids.
Health care program is not the best, but a good thing for family members in the current economy
Every year you have about a month of leave. Though it is likely the leadership will decide when you get to use it, not you due to the way operations work. The healthcare is the best you can get, any problem can get looked at for free, prescriptions are free, LASIK is free. There is an option to have a percentage of pay go into a 401k equivalent, and if you serve 20 years you have a pension. However, the pay for the job is less than that of the private sector or other government agencies.
6 hours (initially 4 hours) of Annual Leave and 4 hours of Sick Leave per pay period. 10 holidays. Traditional and Roth 401k via TSP, up to 5% matching. Good health insurance choices.
You get some of the best family health care, and 30 days paid time off per year.
Price is the best thing of the health benefits.
Health insurance (NAF) is really good and accepted in a lot of places. Filing claims and reimbursements are very easy, the Aetna website is also very easy to use and navigate. Very reasonable for health, dental and vision per month.
Nice pension plan if you stay until 20 years. However, don't currently get anything if you leave before that. The new blended retirement system should be a great asset for most Soldiers.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.