Save as much as you can, stay single and use you post 9/11 bill for a good degree afterwards.
It's streamlined (mostly) and requires little work on your part to manage. Service can be subpar. The new savings plan is good for those looking to serve less than 20+years.
Best Things (PTO, Work Life Balance, 401K)
The best part of the DOD benefits is that they're already taken care of and worry free, for just about any medical related benefit.
Free healthcare is amazing(although the military doctors are questionable at times), and a matching 401k is also a great perk. 30 days paid vacation per year is great if your command lets you use it.
Guaranteed earning of 2.5 vacation days a month.
All the benefits are trash
Best thing is the life long benefits, especially if you stay in for 20 years either active or reserve.
free college, free medical, free dental, free travel
Benefits package beats just about every private organization, and no co-pays for medical visits for employee or dependents.