Hump Day Wednesday

As I’m out and about in my local recruiting area one of the common things I over-hear is the challenges of having too many things that people want to achieve but not enough money.  I was in Ross and I listened as the cashier was telling her co-worker about her second job she has to go to after she gets off her shift.  Most people in Hawaii have to have multiple jobs to make it.  This leaves less time for doing the things that people enjoy such as a hobby, travel, or spending time with loved ones.

I stopped by Starbucks and I overheard parents talking about sending their kids off to college and how proud they are that they graduated but now have the challenge of sending them to a secondary choice rather their primary choice of college because of finances.  The reality is that most people have to make their choices in life based on finances.  People are always looking for ways to make a little extra money.  What people don’t realize is that being a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard can help these young people and parents in a multitude of ways.  Let me show you how.

As a member of the Hawaii Army National Guard you serve one-weekend a month and two weeks in the summer.  Some of the benefits you receive are paid job training, we teach you a skill that can lead to employment in the civilian sector.  Some of these jobs people pay for so imagine having us train you for example on how to fix aircraft, that would normally cost you thousands.  That is just one example.  You get low cost healthcare, life insurance up to $400,000 for $27.50 a month through the SGLI.  You can pay less and get lesser coverage but still you can’t beat that kind of coverage for such a low cost.  You can travel Space A on military aircraft worldwide.  I have used this travel method myself when I went to the mainland and there is definitely nothing like flying for free.  Another benefit is using the military commissary and base exchange which can save you thousands of dollars  a year as a result of usually lower prices than in the civilian market.  Also with the high cost of food here in Hawaii the commissary is such a huge plus.  Your purchases at the exchange are usually tax free.  Now for one of the biggest benefits which is the high cost of education we have so many programs and benefits that I would have to write about it on another post or check out our link national guard.com/education.  I hope you can see that all these benefits add up to a significant value, remember for your commitment to One Weekend a Month and Two Weeks in the Summer.  We receive all of these awesome benefits because of our service to our state and nation.  If you are looking for a way to get ahead, a challenge and want to learn more on how you can become a member of our team contact one of our recruiters or simply post a question below.  Enjoy the rest of your week and everyday should be a great day.

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