25 April 2011 Military Report

From the 25 April 2011 Military.com Military Report, useful financial news of all sorts:

Army Family Child Care – What’s the next best thing to being able to stay home with your little ones? For many military families, the answer is becoming an Army Family Child Care (FCC) provider in the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. More…

Army MWR Great Getaway Sweepstakes – The Great Getaways Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command, runs through June 15. More…

Bank to Pay $26M to Servicemembers – JPMorgan will pay $26 million to settle the class action lawsuit associated with violations of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. More…

DFAS.mil Gets a Makeover – The Defense Finance and Accounting Service website (www.dfas.mil) now has a new look, new navigation and better content. More…

Find Your State’s Tuition and Fee Rate – Learn about how the Post-9/11GI Bill can pay your tuition and fees for school. More…

Flood Grants for Minnesota Vets – The Minnesota Department of Veterans’ Affairs (MDVA) is offering flood relief grants for veterans in about half of Minnesota’s 87 counties. More…

New Fisher House Scholarships – Military children of servicemembers who died or who were seriously disabled in the line of duty might be eligible for a college education through the Fisher House Foundation’s Heroes’ Legacy scholarships. More…

New Online Transition Tool – The Department of Labor (DoL) has released an online tool that assists veterans, servicemembers and their families in their transition to civilian life. More…

Poll: Cut Vet Programs to Reduce Deficit – Take a quick poll asking if you think vets should be expected to give up benefits to balance the budget. More…

Proposed Combat Pay Increase – Congress is considering legislation that would give servicemembers modest increases in their combat related special pays and the Family Separation Allowance. More…

Protect Your Family: $5k Free Coverage – Become an ASMBA member and receive $5,000 of free accidental death coverage. More…

TRICARE Covers Allergy Tests – TRICARE beneficiaries are eligible to receive care for the testing and treatment of conditions relating to allergies. More…

TRICARE Expands Data Access – A new feature on TRICARE Online now allows user access to expanded personal health data, including lab results, patient history and diagnoses, and provider visits. More…

Veteran Disability Compensation – If you are military veteran with a service-related disability you may qualify for over $3,100 in monthly benefits. More…

Veteran Expo in Norfolk – The military-to-civilian recruiting firm RecruitMilitary will present a free employment, business-opportunity, and education event for job seekers who have military backgrounds in Norfolk, Virginia. More…

myPay Gets Easier to Use – myPay will feature enhancements on Saturday, April 30. More…

In addition to financial news, the Military.com Military Report also includes career, medical, education, shopping and entertainment news.

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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.