I'm 19 yrs, old pv2 currently in kalsu iraq. This is my first deployment and i am trying to figure out my options and plan ahead for what I want to do when I get out. I know there is a lot of people in here who have been in the military for quite a while and can help me out. Is what i'd like to have is a website or advice that can tell me what all being a veteran and good conduct discharge can do for me when I get out. For instance medical, taxes, loans, jobs,other benefits ect. If someone had a website or information that can break down the gi bill so that I understand how to obtain the extra money I will have left over after I take certain classes, college courses ect. I know there has to be ways to work through the system to get the rest of the money. For instance I right off the top of my head would be to buy a few expensive books, show them them the proof and then take the books back. The army seems to screw me from all angles every now and then so i don't see what the big deal is if i use some of that money to start up my own business or something like that instead of college. I'd also like to know about the partial retirement where if you serve 10 years you recieve 25% of the pay you were making afterwords. Is that right after the 10 years are up or when you turn a certain age. So if i didn't live to be 65 or whatever the age is it would have been pointless to suck it up for the extra 6 years? As in i would get any extra benefits besides that? Finally what is the deal w/ getting out say a e4 or e5 taking a year or two off and then enlisting again for 6. Will I lose my rank? Any other downsides to doin that? Sorry for all the questions but being over here we don't have a lot free time for me to do my research for myself and as you all know the goverment websites are overwhelming as fuck!