30 August 2010 Military Report

From Military.com’s 30 August 2010 Military Report, financial information from around the Armed Forces:

Navy Changes Tuition Assistance
Beginning Oct. 1, the Navy’s Tuition Assistance program will not only place monetary caps on the funds available to Sailors, but also affect how and when the funds are allocated. More

Jump Start Your Earning Potential
You might think that it’s too late to take advantage of the economic forecasts, but it’s not. The GI Bill not only pays for traditional higher education but also many short term licensure and certification programs. More

Play Military.com Fantasy Football and Win a 60″ Flat Screen TV
Play Military.com’s Salary Cap Football and win more than bragging rights this season. Each week the player who scores the most points will win a $200 Football Gear Pack stuffed with your team’s football jersey, hat, water bottle and more. More

Got Questions About VA Loans?
Buying a home can be pretty confusing, especially if you’re trying to purchase with a VA Home Loan. Military.com, in partnership with Direct VA Loans from iFreedom Direct(R), has a new VA Home Buying video series to help you cut through the clutter and the process. More

Featured Job: Maintenance Jobs
General maintenance and repair workers are employed in almost every industry. Many workers learn their skills informally on the job; others learn by working as helpers to other repairers or to construction workers such as carpenters, electricians, or machinery repairers. 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

AF Rewards ‘IDEAs’
The IDEA Program awards Airmen who have smart proposals that lead to improvements or monetary savings, with payments based on the merits of their recommendation. More

NBCC Foundation Announces 2010 Military Scholarship
The NBCC Foundation announced the 2010 military scholarship for servicemembers and veterans pursuing a career in professional counseling. More

Commissary Eggs Unaffected by Recall
As of Aug. 19, military commissaries are not affected by the massive Wright County Egg voluntary recall. Although the commissaries may carry some of the brands mentioned in the Aug. 13 recall action, the eggs sold in military stores are not part of those linked to salmonella contamination and the related recall. More

Win Free Housekeeping for a Year
The of the Department of Defense is offering an opportunity to win up to a year of house cleaning to the caregivers who support servicemembers in honor of National Caregiver’s Appreciation Month in November. More

AAFES Invites Customer Comments
Army and Air Force Exchanges are currently introducing new products that focus on new, trendy and updated styles as well as recognizable name brands. Recent rollouts included Vera Bradley and Coach Store In Store concepts, along with Victoria’s Secret Pink. More

Hire A Hero Job Resource
Hire A Hero is a nationwide resource connecting the growing number of unemployed veterans with job opportunities, education, training, social services, and counseling with the goal of providing consistent support throughout the veteran’s career. More

Cell Phones for Soldiers
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a non-profit organization that collects old cell phones and exchanges them for calling cards for troops who are overseas. More

The First Step is the Hardest
Unlike many students entering the halls of higher education this year, you’ve already taken the first step. Your service experience may get you credit and you have a source of funding with the GI Bill to pay for school. More

Find more information on advancement, retirement, and other topics at the complete Military Report.

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.