retirement Hampered By The Pandemic, The Navy Is Trying To Persuade Sailors To Stay A Little Longer By Steve Walsh • May 1, 2020 Nathan Carpenter / U.S. Navy Military recruiting and training has slowed down because of the pandemic. So the Navy is trying other ways to maintain the size of the force. A VA Program Can Help War Veterans Pay For Long-Term Care, But Applying For It Can Be An Ordeal By Stephanie Colombini • Feb 17, 2020 Stephanie Colombini / American Homefront The VA Aid and Attendance benefit can help some vets and spouses pay for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health care. But the application process is often long and complicated. Camping, Golf, Tiki Bars: Military Bases Are Vacation Spots For Some Retirees By Bobbie O'Brien • Mar 15, 2018 Capt. Jessica Brown / U.S. Air Force Military retirees can camp, golf, and fish at hundreds of military bases. It costs less than civilian resorts, making the bases popular vacation spots for thousands of former service members. Service Members Face New Retirement Options, But Some Feel Unprepared To Choose By Libby Denkmann • Jan 16, 2018 Libby Denkmann / American Homefront About 1.7 million troops are eligible to switch from a traditional pension plan to a blended plan that works more like a 401(k). But some lack the financial skills to evaluate their options.