Great retirement package and healthcare for those who choose to do a full years. For those who don't do a full 20 years, the most you can hope for is VA Healthcare. Oh and if you want do go to collegge, do it while you are enlisted. You are not eligible for Army Tuition Assistance once you are discharged, only GI Bill.
It was a little expensive.
Good health insurance, it's called tricare. I would say that's the best thing about benefits at the National Guard, and you don't have to do anything to qualify or pay to get in, it's automatic.
“If you can avoid the VA please do so at all costs. Yes it is free which is a great aspect to those in financial distress but what should take a week...”
“Serve fifteen+ years and drew pension at age of 65. If you choose the option to deducted some percentage of your drill pay-check to Thrift Saving...”
“Awesome TSP program. Similar to IRA.”
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