The Benefits of Serving in the United States Military

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Someone once said that the willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude. It is nice to know that serving in the military comes with many benefits that service members can use in their everyday lives However, there is what many people consider drawbacks, as many people feel that the restrictions and limitations to these benefits make them almost impossible to enjoy. Despite its drawbacks, serving in the military comes with great benefits, including medical, educational benefits and more.
Healthcare is a huge benefit to military members. One major advantage of military healthcare is that it allows members to get the best treatment possible with little to no cost out of pocket.
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These programs have many advantages such as offering monthly allowances for going to school as well as the ability to pass along these benefits to family members. There are however drawbacks to this benefit including many restrictions and limitations to when and where these benefits can be used. Also, this benefit is determined by funding from federal government. There have been times where this benefit was taken away from military members because of funding. This puts service members at a huge disadvantage and puts a hold on their educational future. Other benefits to the military include the countless businesses and services that are offered to military members on and off-base that are offered free of charge or at discounts that are not offered to civilians. Every military installation worldwide offers a commissary and Base Exchange that sells items to service members at market value minus the sales tax. Other places on base such as the gym offer free services exclusively to military members. In addition to the various benefits on base, many companies offer additional discounted goods and services off-base. The long list of companies offers everything from discounts at shoe stores and restaurants to free admission into amusement parks and museums around the world. These discounts are in recognition and support to those involved in the military.
There are also drawbacks to these miscellaneous benefits. One drawback is that many locations
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