About Us

Bottom Line Up Front, 'BLUF', Military Benefits (BMB) was founded by Jeff (Current CEO), an Air Force turned Space Force Captain, with a passion for helping fellow U.S. military families better understand and learn about many opportunities that often go unrealized.  

To date, the team refers to Jeff, a stellar Board of Directors, a core group of family and friend supporters, and a few invaluable military veteran freelance writers.

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Co-Founder & Secretary

Morgan Mitchell

Morgan is an AD Air Force Data Scientist with a passion for helping military families  both inside government such as through the WIT (Women's Initiative Team) and outside sharing valuable resources through our website and social media channels

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Director

Eduardo Aguilar

Eduardo is a prior-enlisted security forces member, USAFA grad, and currently an AD Air Force officer with a passion for sharing FIRE (Financially Independent Retire Early) and rewards point hacking to service members

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Director

Kirk Windmueller

Kirk is a well decorated Army veteran having served over 20 years in the special forces community and has a passion for helping transitioning service members

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Director

Patricia McFarland

Patty is a food science technical writer and Navy spouse eager to help fellow spouses optimize their benefits

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Director

Matthew Walters

Matt is a recently retired U.S. Air Force MSgt.  His passion for empowering the military community was clear as a 1st Sergeant and has continued on with our mission and the Military and Family Support Center at Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI.

We would love to grow our core volunteer support team with more members across the globe!

If you are interested, I'm sure we could find a spot for you, just email us at volunteer@blufmilitarybenefits.com

-Where we are Today-  

We are just getting started! 

This site was created in August 2018, life happened, and we officially kicked it off in Nov 2019.

We incorporated as a Nonstock corporation in the state of Virginia in May, 2020.

We received IRS 501(c)(3) status in June, 2020

Welcome and thank you again for visiting!

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 July 2020 we received the GuideStar Gold Level of Transparency. 

October 2020 we were validated by The Rosie Network & Veteran Owned Business.com as a

Verified Military Family-Owned Business

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2021 Goals

Organization

  • Apply for 3 Grants - COMPLETE

  • Complete 1st year IRS Continuation Requirements - COMPLETE

  • Achieve 1,000 followers via 1 social media platform - Ongoing

  • Build a donation fund of $1,000 - Ongoing

  • Onboard a social media channel manager volunteer - Ongoing

  • Onboard 2 more Board of Directors - Ongoing

 

New Content

  • Build an internal Terminal Leave Calculator for the Separation/Retirement Article - Ongoing

  • Commercial Discounts website article - Pending

  • PCS Article - COMPLETE

  • Pay Comparison Table - Pending

  • BAH Comparison Table - Pending

2020 Goals Recap

Organization

  • Attain Corporation status in Virginia - COMPLETE

  • Attain official nonprofit 501(c)(3) status with the IRS - COMPLETE

  • Open a nonprofit business checking account - COMPLETE

  • Register with the Virginia SCC to be able to solicit contributions/fund raise - COMPLETE

  • Onboard virtual volunteers to help manage the social media channels - To 2021

  • Achieve at least 500 followers via 1 social media platform - COMPLETE (Facebook Page+Group)

  • Build a donation fund of $1,000 - To 2021 (Raised $500)

  • Apply for 3 Grants - To 2021

New Content

  • Create 3 YouTube videos covering popular topics on the website - COMPLETE

  • Create a Military Benefits Timeline Infographic to communicate when certain benefits kick in throughout a career - COMPLETE

  • Build an internal Terminal Leave Calculator for the Separation/Retirement Article - To 2021

  • Commercial Discounts website article - To 2021

  • COVID-19 military benefit updates website article - COMPLETE

We're VERY happy you are here and hope you find this project/resource helpful in finding out new information and connecting with fellow service members.