PAY AND BENEFITS
As a reservist in the Coast Guard, you'll be privy to a benefits package that can really help you extend your civilian dollars and work perks. College tuition assistance and dental benefits are just the beginning of the benefits offered to you. (Tuition assistance may vary and is dependent upon funding. Speak to your recruiter about program details and eligibility.)
For starters, you will get paid. Coast Guard reservists receive the same pay that other military members receive with the same pay grade and status. For more information, download the most recent military pay scale.
Through the Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve, we'll help you pay for college or vocational technical training. To find out more go to:http://www.gibill.va.gov/pamphlets/CH1606/CH1606_Pamphlet_General.htm.
Get up to date official information about the new "Post 9-11 GI Bill" (which offers a substantial increase in benefits) at http://www.gibill.va.gov.
Coast Guard members, both active duty and reserve, can take advantage of the tuition assistance program to help pay for higher-level education. (Tuition Assistance may vary and is dependent upon funding. Speak to your recruiter about program details and eligibility.)
Find out more information at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cgi/cfa/cfa.asp.
Medical and Dental Care:Reservists enjoy low-cost, quality medical and dental coverage through our TRICARE program. For more information, visit www.tricare.mil.
As a member, you may get the opportunity to travel far and wide as part of your job. Not only will you get to see new places, you'll do it on our dime.
Also, you will have access to military space available flights. This is a unique privilege provided to service members, retirees, and their families. Under the space available (Space A) program, eligible passengers can fill unused seats on DoD-owned or controlled aircraft.
You choose your career path based on your aptitude, physical abilities, security clearance, motivation and determination. Unlike other military services, the Coast Guard offers all specialties to both men and women equally - including combat roles.
The two-week annual commitment for reservists is normally devoted to training. However, it is not uncommon for reservists to complete this training by being engaged in actual operational duty, side by side with active-duty crews.
As needed and when it fits the needs of the unit's and member's schedule, reservists can receive class 'C' school specialized training designed to go beyond the basics for a job specialty.
Life Insurance:Coast Guard Reserve members can elect to be covered by low-cost life insurance in amounts of up to $400,000. For more information, visit http://www.insurance.va.gov/sgliSite/SGLI/SGLI.htm.
You'll have shopping privileges at military bases and access to all kinds of recreational facilities.
And, looking into the future, Coast Guard Reserve members start building a retirement starting with their first drill. After 20 good years, members will have earned retirement benefits. What other part-time opportunity offers this?
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