Welcome to the The Garage Journal Board forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   The Garage Journal Board > The Garage > Free Parking

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-25-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
Lkdelta
Senior Member
 
Lkdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 40 mi.east of syracuse
Posts: 1,100
Default Honorable discharge benefits

If you have one, what has your honorable discharge done for you?

I went down to the county clerks office and got a break on my county land taxes

If you do have service to your country, please also post to this one if you haven't yet
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=64422
__________________
Take a look what your USA honorable military service may have done for you.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=100237

Last edited by Lkdelta; 09-15-2012 at 04:41 PM.
Lkdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
jettago
Senior Member
 
jettago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wickliffe, Ohio
Posts: 130
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

VA Home Loan & Education Benefits so far...
__________________
I, Frank, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
jettago is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 04-25-2011, 03:48 PM   #3
diesel research
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: gulf coast, TEXAS
Posts: 5,465
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Hmm, once got a tuition discount. May or may not have got a few jobs. Mostly shrugs.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck122 View Post
Whenever I see someone using a claw hammer for mechanical work, I assume he is a retard.
diesel research is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 03:48 PM   #4
58Yeoman
Senior Member
 
58Yeoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Central IL
Posts: 997
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Paid for my college education.
58Yeoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
Lkdelta
Senior Member
 
Lkdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 40 mi.east of syracuse
Posts: 1,100
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Quote:
Originally Posted by diesel research View Post
May or may not have got a few jobs.
If anyone reading this is considering a military stint...I know for sure that my honorable was a deciding factor in the job I have now and was real important in some of the past jobs.

If you start something, (IE...C.G.,army, navy, air force and Marines) that can result in a military honorable discharge, it is vital you maintain that eligibility for those few years of that contract
__________________
Take a look what your USA honorable military service may have done for you.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=100237
Lkdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
michael Mccoy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Athens,Ga
Posts: 479
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Home loan without a down payment, college tuition paid for along with $360 a month and that was in the later 70s,Use the VA hospital and clinics-medication cost me $8 a month- and hold my head up proud.

Only thing I'm pissed about is I didn't do the whole 20. Aircraft carrier duty,
Catapults and arresting gear AB3, fired #4 catapult, still get a hard on thinking about it.
michael Mccoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 04:09 PM   #7
diesel research
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: gulf coast, TEXAS
Posts: 5,465
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Yes it is definitely a serious consideration between honorable vs OTH, BC or dishonorable.

Then again, a dishonorable is typically a felony and has likewise results.

On the other hand, a few employers did not ask nor look into it, so it probably wasn't a consideration or was just assumed.

What I cannot speak on, is if having the honorable had any bearing vs joe blow off the street who never went in the first place. That is highly subjective, some care, some don't. Perfectly fine.

I will exclude gi benefit seven though they are dependent on discharge type.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck122 View Post
Whenever I see someone using a claw hammer for mechanical work, I assume he is a retard.
diesel research is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 06:29 PM   #8
justanengineer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a house, attached to a garage, on a street, in a city, in NW Indiana...
Posts: 4,349
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

I was paid $1500/month to go back to school, which was better than free - scholarships/grants paying ~$1000 above tuition and books each semester. I also was regularly hired instead of having an internship while in college, and am in my current position due to my discharge status. I view the license plates and tax breaks a perk.
__________________
"I am, and ever will be, a white-socks, pocket-protector, nerdy engineer -- born under the second law of thermodynamics, steeped in the steam tables, in love with free-body diagrams, transformed by Laplace, and propelled by compressible flow."

WANTED: Super Clean or NOS Peterson Vise-Grips.
Please look here: http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...28#post3699228
justanengineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 06:46 PM   #9
nehog
Senior Member
 
nehog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Jaffrey, NH
Posts: 6,117
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Paid my education. (that was worth more than what I was paid in the USAF!)

Gets me $200 off my property taxes each year. (that's about 4% savings)
__________________
My name is Peter, and I'm never going to grow up.

30 x 60, oops, 30 x 72 (it got larger!) with a Rotary 10K lift.

http://www.peterhipson.com

AM General H1 NA Wagon (95)
AM General H1 Turbo Wagon (99)
Dodge Ram 2500 Hemi
Saab Turbo Convertible
VW Cabriolet
nehog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 07:27 PM   #10
ddawg16
Senior Member
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: S. California
Posts: 11,670
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

It means you can follow instructions and are trainable......Less than Honorable and it's a pretty good indication that you have trouble following the rules....much less instructions.
__________________
John

"The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately."

In Progress...2-Story Addition link
2-Story Garage Complete My Garage Build Link
Home for.....
84 CJ7 - With a 'few' modifications.. My Jeep Build Link
And my wife's art Studio...
and 3 kids with more energy than we have...
ddawg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #11
NUTTSGT
Super Moderator
 
NUTTSGT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bucyrus, Oh
Posts: 16,447
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

It helped me get a few jobs, including extra point on the civil service test for the FD.

It also makes me proud and a sense of accomplishment.
__________________
ERIC

Too much is.... Just enough.

My garage refurb thread.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=75024


Are you military or prior military ? Please visit OUR thread and post your experience.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=64422


Take a look what your USA honorable service may have done for you.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=100237
NUTTSGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 08:47 PM   #12
Drdaves49
Senior Member
 
Drdaves49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
Posts: 226
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

My wife is an expert in this stuff....worked for a VA regional office and has been a veterans service officer for years. She's the best VSO anywhere. I might be biased but her office but the proof is in the VA compensation and pension money they get for veterans in our county...over $40 million this past year. If ya have any questions I can ask her.
__________________
Dave
Drdaves49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2011, 09:01 PM   #13
Fedwrench
Alliance Member
 
Fedwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Valley of the sun
Posts: 7,270
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

VA home loan, GI bill, retirement check, bonus points on some job applications, memories good and bad, and best of all, to be able to talk shit to all of those people who are too busy to serve their country. I wouldn't have had any other way.
__________________
It's not the tools in the toolbox, it's the mechanic who knows how to use them that matters.
Fedwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 03:01 AM   #14
BUGTHUG
Senior Member
 
BUGTHUG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 541
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Quote:
Originally Posted by nehog View Post
Paid my education. (that was worth more than what I was paid in the USAF!)

Gets me $200 off my property taxes each year. (that's about 4% savings)
How do you get 4% off your property tax? Is that a your state only?
BUGTHUG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 03:22 AM   #15
shampoop
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: SW Washington
Posts: 1,706
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fedwrench View Post
VA home loan, GI bill, retirement check, bonus points on some job applications, memories good and bad, and best of all, to be able to talk shit to all of those people who are too busy to serve their country. I wouldn't have had any other way.
I wouldn't be too smug about it. There are a lot of young people who would love all of the benefits from serving, and love the idea of defending their country, but don't believe that's really what our military does anymore. Lots of people think it's mostly about furthering political agendas and expanding our empire.

Thanks for serving though.
shampoop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 07:21 AM   #16
diesel research
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: gulf coast, TEXAS
Posts: 5,465
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Some will disagree, but I do not consider GI bill and pension (or disability) as benefits of honorable discharge. Not in the same way anyways. They are benefits and do depend on type of discharge, but these things are promised/guaranteed in advance and heavily advertised during the recruiting process.

Getting a private sector job/points after is not. Nor are "discounts" or freebies from 3rd parties. Those are more of what I consider benefits of discharge. I'd even consider things such as the 5 years free health care or VA home loan stuff as such benefits since they never really tell you about that stuff til the end. License plates could be a benefit, except in several states vet plates cost EXTRA!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chuck122 View Post
Whenever I see someone using a claw hammer for mechanical work, I assume he is a retard.
diesel research is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 07:33 AM   #17
Lkdelta
Senior Member
 
Lkdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 40 mi.east of syracuse
Posts: 1,100
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUGTHUG View Post
How do you get 4% off your property tax? Is that a your state only?
Find your copy of the DD-214....Call your town or county clerk's office...
we have it here too
__________________
Take a look what your USA honorable military service may have done for you.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=100237
Lkdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 07:34 AM   #18
Fedwrench
Alliance Member
 
Fedwrench's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Valley of the sun
Posts: 7,270
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Quote:
Originally Posted by shampoop View Post
Lots of people think it's mostly about furthering political agendas and expanding our empire.
Not to debate the issue or take away from the thread topic but, once independence from the British was gained, it's been that way since.
However, it still boils down to either you've served or you haven't. There is no way someone who hasn't can relate. Have a great tool day.
__________________
It's not the tools in the toolbox, it's the mechanic who knows how to use them that matters.
Fedwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 07:37 AM   #19
Lkdelta
Senior Member
 
Lkdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 40 mi.east of syracuse
Posts: 1,100
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Quote:
Originally Posted by diesel research View Post
Some will disagree, but I do not consider GI bill and pension (or disability) as benefits of honorable discharge. Not in the same way anyways. They are benefits and do depend on type of discharge, but these things are promised/guaranteed in advance and heavily advertised during the recruiting process.

Getting a private sector job/points after is not. Nor are "discounts" or freebies from 3rd parties. Those are more of what I consider benefits of discharge. I'd even consider things such as the 5 years free health care or VA home loan stuff as such benefits since they never really tell you about that stuff til the end. License plates could be a benefit, except in several states vet plates cost EXTRA!
I tried to phase the question so as to draw the most answers..
I've already had most of the stuff here too

What else has just "being in the military" done for you?
Any breaks on vehicle or home insurance?
__________________
Take a look what your USA honorable military service may have done for you.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=100237
Lkdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2011, 07:39 AM   #20
Lkdelta
Senior Member
 
Lkdelta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: 40 mi.east of syracuse
Posts: 1,100
Default Re: Honorable discharge benefits

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fedwrench View Post
Not to debate the issue or take away from the thread topic but, once independence from the British was gained, it's been that way since.
However, it still boils down to either you've served or you haven't. There is no way someone who hasn't can relate. Have a great tool day.
Please don't hi-jack me...I'm just trying to save the veterans some time, money, and/or hassles in life if there is a better way to do things
__________________
Take a look what your USA honorable military service may have done for you.
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=100237
Lkdelta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:43 PM.