The VA offers many benefits for members who are still in serving active duty in including the National Guard, and Reserves. Some VA programs that can applied for before leaving the military, to give the service member a lead into getting veteran benefits. Some programs might have prerequisites and eligibility constraints, so it is recommended to start looking into VA benefits as the service member is preparing to transition out of the military.
Some VA benefits eligible during the service:
VA Home Loan Certification
Some VA application that can be done while in service:
Education and Career Counseling
VA Health Care
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
For more information about VA programs for service members, visit https://www.va.gov/service-member-benefits/ or the nearest VA/VS office.