18 October 2010 Military Report

October 19, 2010 | Kate Horrell

From Military.com’s 18 October 2010 Military Report, financial news includes:

Air Force Bonus Changes – Pentagon officials recently released the fiscal 2011 initial enlistment bonus program list. The complete IEB list with all changes that went into effect October 1 is available on the Air Force website. More…

Air Force Enlisted Promotions – More than six hundred Airmen have been selected for promotion to the next higher rank as part of the October enlisted supplemental promotion board. More…

Complete the Moving Survey – If you moved to a new duty location this past summer, you should complete the personal property customer satisfaction survey. Completing the short 12-question survey ensures the leadership is aware of how the move went. More…

Mailing Deadlines for Holidays – The U.S. Postal Service announced that the recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12. More…

Military.com Career Expo: Coming to San Diego – The Military.com Career Expo is coming to Camp Pendleton, Cali. on Oct. 26. Employers such as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Troops to Teachers will be on hand to talk with you about opportunities. More…

Money for Some Military Spouses – Military spouses in states that collect state income taxes may be able to pocket a little more of their paycheck under an amendment that allows spouses to retain their legal residency in their home state. More…

Navy Program Prepares Sailors – The Navy Credentialing Opportunity Online Program helps Sailors learn how to gain free job-specific civilian credentials. Through Navy COOL, Sailors can acquire certifications in various fields, including homeland security, information technology, graphic design, occupational health, laboratory technology among many others. More…

No COLA for Disabled Vets – Again – This marks the second year in a row with zero COLA. More…

No COLA for Retirees – Again – Zero inflation equals zero COLA for retirees and disabled veterans. More…

Servicemembers Save with ASMBA – The Armed Services Mutual Benefit Association, established in 1963, provides comprehensive, affordable life insurance coverage to military personnel and their families. For example, you can get an extra $100,000 worth of coverage for only $19 a month. More…

SpouseBuzz Live Coming to Schofield Barracks, HI – Every year SpouseBUZZ LIVE brings hundreds of military spouses together to celebrate the women and men who serve on the home front. Join us in 2010 for a day of celebration and share your experiences, make friends and win incredible prizes. More…

Spouses Should Check Compensation – Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) is urging widows and widowers of deceased veterans to check to be sure that they received VA compensation for the month of their spouse’s death. More…

TRICARE for Children Up to 26 – Defense Department officials estimate the expanded TRICARE coverage will cost each member $2,400 per year for each child over age 21 (or 23). More…

VA to Help Homeless – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki has announced that 40 states will share more than $41.9 million in grants to community groups to provide 2,568 beds for homeless veterans this year. More…

Vehicle Maintenance Tips – Inspect your vehicle now for winter weather. Start by checking all the fluids in the vehicle such as the oil, cooling system, transmission fluid and brake fluid. Top off fluids if necessary. Check the headlights, taillights, turn signals and brake lights and replace them as needed. More…

Your GI Bill Pays for Certifications – The GI Bill not only pays for traditional higher education but also many short-term licensure and certification programs. Higher education equals higher income potential. You can use your GI Bill to become a licensed Realtor(R), an emergency medical technician, or drive long hauls across the country. More…

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