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  • Relaunch of The Military Advantage Blog

    Military.com has relaunched 'The Military Advantage' blog. The TMA blog covers all the latest news and opinion on military and veteran benefits and related legislation. The blog features posts by Tom Philpott, Terry Howell, Ben Krause, congressional leaders, the Military Officers Association of America and more. Visit The Military Advantage blog to see all the changes, and get the latest military benefits news. more

  • National Cemeteries

    Arlington National Cemetery

    urial benefits available include a gravesite in any of the 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker,  a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for  Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as caskete... more

  • Burial Preparations

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    Burial preparation is a sensitive subject, but as a servicemember, veteran, or military family member you should be aware of your burial benefits before you need them. The following information is presented to assist you in preparing for the loss of a servicemember or veteran. Burial in a VA National Cemetery Gravesites in Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries cannot be reserved in advance; however, reservations made prior ... more

  • Memorial Plots

    Arlington Cemetery section 64

    To memorialize an eligible veteran whose remains are not available for burial VA will provide a plot and headstone or marker in a national cemetery. The headstone or marker is the same as that used to identify a grave except that the mandatory phrase "In Memory of" precedes the authorized inscription. The plot and headstone or marker are available to memorialize eligible veterans or deceased active-duty members whose remains were not recovered... more

  • State Veteran's Benefits

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    Everyone knows about the federal benefits available to veterans, but did you know many states also offer great benefits to their veterans? State benefits range from free college and employment resources to free hunting and fishing licenses. Most states also offer tax breaks for their veterans and specialized license plates, some states even provide their veterans with cash bonuses just for serving in the military. We have compiled a handy sum... more

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