The Military Advantage Minute: State Veteran Services

USAA, USNI, and partner to provide a series of helpful videos. and USAArecently launched a series of short videos designed to raise awareness of the need for servicemembers, veterans, and their families to take advantage of their hard-earned benefits.

The series of short videos are based on the book, The Military Advantage.

Today’s video post focuses on Veteran Programs and Services offered by individual states.

About the Author

Terry Howell
Before becoming the Managing Editor for, Terry served 20 years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate and aircrewman. In his final role in the Coast Guard, Terry served as a Career Development Advisor, where he provided career, finance, education, and benefits counseling to servicemembers and their families. Since retiring from the Coast Guard, Terry has authored the book, The Military Advantage, managed the content for TurboTap, the DoD's online transition program and VAforVets, the VA's transition assistance website. Terry earned both his Bachelor's and MBA at Corban University using Military Tuition Assistance and his GI Bill benefits to help cover the cost.
  • Ham

    Why should one state provide more benefits that another state ?

    What is available for honorable veterans in one state should be

    available to all. . .in all ! There should be absolutely no difference

    in benefits from state to state because. . . .you served in the FEDERAL


    STATES. 30 year veteran

  • Ham ! You are so right !! I was drafted. Went from$130.00 a wk.(1968) to 56.00 a mn.- – then $180 a mn. NAM !Combat Inf.