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I still have the long, green overcoat I took with me when I left the army in 1969. Anyone have an idea of how I could dispose of it? I'm 75 years old and looking for homes for things I don't need to hold onto.
I have been a USAA member since around 1969. I have had an Eagle Rewards card for many years. The annual fee is now $49 which was posted on my December statement. I decided to switch to a card with no fee so I opened a new USAA credit card and closed the old rewards card. After 2 phone calls, many h...
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What better way to spread love this Valentine’s day, than taking an opportunity to appreciate and acknowledge Veterans? My daughters Kindergarten class is busy making handmade valentines for veterans in our local community and it led me to find these efforts as well: 104-year-old World War II vetera...
This weekend we’ll be thinking of those deployed and watching the Super Bowl on AFN. Where is the most unique location you watched the big game? On board ship? At a remote location in Afghanistan? Maybe it was at an airport USO? Let us know in the comments. You can follow the #SalutetoService activi...
Returning Warriors: Dealing with the Perils of Civilian Roadways: A shared experience that I hear from my friends who are in the military is that there is always a bit of an adjustment period for getting back into a normal routine when coming back home from a deployment. And depending on the environ...
Tax season is underway once more. While filing taxes can be a daunting task with ever changing tax laws it can be especially challenging for military service members who have even more unique rules that apply to them. Fortunately, there is an abundance of helpful information found through various go...
Hi, my HOR is NYC; I need to go to Ft Bragg soon for about a week where I would like to use USAA's car buying service to get a car and then drive it to Virginia where I intend to drive the car for about a year. 1) Which state would I register the vehicle? 2) Is it a better idea to buy the car in Vir...
Written by Wendy Poling, USAA Community Manager It’s the time of year for giving to those who the mean the most to us, both near and far. As you are making your Christimas gift giving list and enjoying the holiday season, have you thought about sending a care package to a deployed service member? Se...
Thank you, veterans. You answered the call to serve. Because of that decision, our lives and our country are better. Today, and every day, we thank you for your service. If you want to thank veterans, join the nationwide challenge to honor them in a meaningful way. Use this simple mark to show thank...