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  •  I was a military kid... (10+ / 0-)

    I went to 12 different schoos K-12 in 4 different states.

    It was not an easy thing, but I have always known my dad would be taken care of.

    He is 58. When he was unemployed in Florida off and on for 2 years, his military pension helped keep the family afloat since unemployment is such a mess there.

    He spent 23.5 years in the military as an enlisted man. He was passed over for promotions due to his CO and XO's being present at a couple of military scandals (Tomcat Follies...Tailhook) which prevented his letters of recommendation for promotion to be overlooked.

    Military personnel do not get paid enough for their daily active duty work...so you should definitely not be touching their retirement.

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