MilitaryHandbooks.com Launches New Site Featuring 2009 Handbooks

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MilitaryHandbooks.com, a leading Web portal for free military handbooks since 2001, recently launched a new and improved site, making it a premier destination for the military community. Presented in a nine-part series, this latest collection of handbooks covers a broad range of topics including educational benefits, veterans services, retirement planning and more.

MilitaryHandbooks.com (http://www.militaryhandbooks.com), a leading Web portal for free military handbooks since 2001, recently launched a new and improved site, making it a premier destination for the military community. Presented in a nine-part series, this latest collection of handbooks covers a broad range of topics including educational benefits, veterans services, retirement planning and more.

New Web Site Features:

  • All handbooks are available for free in an easy-to-use Flash-based player. Users can search by keywords as well as magnify it for easy viewing.
  • Users can receive a PDF version of the handbook by completing a simple form.
  • Tagging system enables users to explore the handbooks by specific keywords or phrases. For example, they can view all handbooks with the "education" tag.
  • Users can post comments on the handbooks.
  • Full integration with social media applications including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, MySpace and more. Users can post content to their profiles as well as bookmark any page or handbook.

2009 Military Handbooks:

Getting Uncle Sam to Pay for Your College Degree

This unique handbook, written for active military personnel, covers the G.I. Bill, tuition assistance, scholarships, veteran benefits, student aid and selecting the right degree and military-friendly school.

U.S. Military Retired Handbook

The United States Military Retired Handbook is designed to help all U.S. Military personnel who have retired - or who are planning to retire. This unique guide covers everything from the nuts and bolts of computing retirement pay to the detailed explanations of retired military Healthcare, TRICARE, Social Security, VA, SBP, taxes, insurance, travel, survivor benefits and much more.

After the Military Handbook

This unique handbook, written for military veterans, covers: transitioning to the private sector, supporting your family, finding a job that pays "top dollar", choosing between jobs with large or small companies, deciding to start your own company, maximizing the benefits of a military career, medical benefits and life insurance in the private sector, how to pay for college after you leave military service, how to retire successfully, and much, much more!

Military Children's Scholarship Handbook

A college degree has become the essential tool to unlock doors for future success. This handbook contains all the latest information about getting a college degree, including: types of higher education, resources for finding the right college, entrance exams, financial aid resources, paying for college, applying for federal student aid, Pell Grants, Direct and Federal Family Education Loans, PLUS loans, Consolidation loans, Federal Work-Study Program, U.S. Armed Forces and ROTC, and more.

Base Installation Directory

The Base Installation Directory provides contact information for every military installation in the United States. From information about military housing to the commissary to the base dental clinic, users can find the contact number and addresses they need in one easy to access guide.

Guard and Reserve Military Handbook

This unique handbook, written specifically for the National Guard and Reserves, gives users everything they need to know about serving in the Reserve Component, including: drill pay and enlistment bonuses; allowances like BAS and BAH; re-employment rights; education and training benefits specific to the Guard and Reserve; health care; and retirement.

Veterans Healthcare Benefits Handbook

Written for veterans this handbook gives users everything they need to know about: how to apply, veterans service centers, choosing a facility, changing a facility, second opinions, prescriptions, dental care, chiropractic care, non-VA care, travel, POW benefits, appeals, grievances, confidentiality, financial issues, means testing, hardship determinations, waivers, medication co-payments, health insurance, listing of VA facilities, and much, much more!

Benefits for Veterans & Dependents

This complete benefits handbook, written for veterans and their dependents, covers: health care benefits, disability compensation, pension, vocational rehabilitation and employment, education and training, home loan guarantees, life insurance, burial benefits, survivor benefits, women veterans, homeless veterans, overseas benefits, small and disadvantaged businesses, appeals, workplace benefits, miscellaneous programs, and more!

U.S. Military Handbook

The United States Military Handbook is designed to help all active duty U.S. Military personnel by giving them the most accurate and complete information available anywhere on pay, allowances, taxes, health care and TRICARE benefits, Veterans and Social Security Benefits, travel, transportation, SBP, retirement, Spac-A, installation listings, and statistical data.

To view the handbooks, simply go to http://www.militaryhandbooks.com and select the handbook of your choice. Please forward this press release to any military service member (Active and Retired) you think might be interested in the 2009 Handbooks.

About Military Handbooks.com:

Based in Kansas City, MO, Military Handbooks.com was established in 2001 and offers the military community a series of handbooks free to view and download. These handbooks are managed and updated annually by a dedicated editorial team and cover a broad range of topics including military pay and benefits, retirement planning, education benefits, career decisions and more. For more information, visit militaryhandbooks.com.

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