Military Report

Financial news from the Military.com Military Report dated June 29, 2009:

  • Special Duty Assignment Pay Revised
  • Deal of the Week: Military Coupons
  • AF Increases Special Duty Pay
  • Tuition Assistance Overview and Benefit Pay Out
  • How to Lay Old Glory to Rest
  • New Military.com GI Bill Calculator
  • What Comes After SGLI?
  • Featured Job: Government Law Enforcement
  • How Much Can You Afford on a House?
  • New Online Housing Referral Network
  • Website Opens for Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • AFFES Helps Deployed Troops Call Home
  • Navy to Issue PCS Orders
  • Air Force Modifies PCS Policies
  • Navy Suspends Bonus Program
  • Exchanges Offer Firestone Car Centers



    Special Duty Assignment Pay Revised
    The U.S. Navy recently announced revisions in special duty assignment pay (SDAP), which take effect July 26. More

    Deal of the Week: Military Coupons
    Military.com has hundreds of discounts exclusively for servicemembers, veterans, retirees, and their families. More

    AF Increases Special Duty Pay
    Pentagon officials recently increased Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for Military Training Instructors (MTIs). More

    Tuition Assistance Overview and Benefit Pay Out
    Armed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. More

    How to Lay Old Glory to Rest
    We raised our flags September 11, 2001 and flew them proudly. Our flags stand tall as we leave our mark on foreign soil. More

    New Military.com GI Bill Calculator
    The new GI Bill offers several new benefits above and beyond anything previously offered. However, there are limitations as to how and where these benefits can be applied. More

    What Comes After SGLI?
    Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance coverage ends 120 days after you leave active duty service. Do you have plans for how you are going to meet your life insurance needs once your SGLI expires? More

    Featured Job: Government Law Enforcement
    Use your military experience to get an exciting career in law enforcement. More

    How Much Can You Afford on a House?
    The rule of thumb is that a military family can comfortably afford a home that is up to three times their average annual household income. More

    New Online Housing Referral Network
    The Department of Defense implemented its new Internet-based Automated Housing Referral Network to facilitate the long-distance house-hunting process More

    Website Opens for Post-9/11 GI Bill
    The Defense Department signed off June 22 on policies and procedures servicemembers will use to transfer their unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children. More

    AFFES Helps Deployed Troops Call Home
    Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's "Help Our Troops Call Home" phone card program keeps American troops in touch with their families back home. More

    Navy to Issue PCS Orders
    The Navy announced it will resume issuing permanent change of station (PCS) orders following a three-month delay due to a budget shortfall. More

    Air Force Modifies PCS Policies
    Air Force officials modified two permanent change of station (PCS) policies to give Airmen more flexible assignment options and better force development opportunities. More

    Navy Suspends Bonus Program
    Based on the number of Sailors who enlisted this year under the selective re-enlistment bonus program the Navy reached its congressional authority funding limit for this fiscal year. More

    Exchanges Offer Firestone Car Centers
    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is teaming up with Firestone Complete Auto Care to provide services at 30 Army posts and Air Force bases. More

  • About the Author

    Kate Horrell
    Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.