A community devoted to new service members and their families
Our Community Salutes goal is for enlistees to have a fulfilling and productive experience serving in the US Armed Forces. Statistics state that 75% of new high school enlistees will be “one and done”. That is, you will serve one tour of duty that will typically range from 48 to 60 months. This time will go fast given much of your first year will be dedicated to your basic and advanced military training. Understanding what education benefits are available while serving or upon military separation are important to maximizing this important benefit. Examples of important areas that new veterans may not be aware of are the impact of enrolling in a school and then changing majors or transferring schools OCS Connect is a tool to aide you in being prepared early. Partnering with OCS Connect, are three universities that will provide a series of educational articles, “Meet the Expert” Webinars and interactive community forums to help you and your parents.
Our Community Salutes understand that many of our new service members will be receiving their first substantial paychecks. Please know there are unscrupulous people and businesses that will prey on new service members. OCS wants new service members to avoid financial difficulties and worries so OCS Connect will also provide tools and information to assist in your personal financial management. Such topics may include tips on saving money, avoiding credit card debt, avoiding being a victim of fraud or being careful with making any large purchase. Like using education benefits, OCS Connect will provide a series of educational articles, “Meet the Expert” Webinars and interactive community forums to help you and your parents.