16 May 2011 Military Report

From the 16 May 2011 Military.com Military Report, all sorts of financial information:

Best Resale Value for 2011 Cars – Which cars are rated to have the best resale value in the current market? Our experts weigh in. More…

Exchanges Save Members Over 24 Percent – A recent study of Army and Air Force Exchange Service prices shows that troops save an average of 24 percent when exercising their Exchange benefit. More…

Featured Job: Find Military-Friendly Employers – Military-Friendly employers are looking for people just like you – with your skill set and dedication. More…

Free Dodgers Tickets – All military members are being offered free tickets at Dodger Stadium during the month of May. More…

GI Bill: Time to Start Over? – Currently there are at least four bills pending in Congress that would fix the fix to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. More…

House Committee Okay’s TRICARE Increase – The House Armed Services Committee gave the go ahead for a plan to begin raising out-of-pocket TRICARE costs working-age retirees. More…

Navy Offers New JROTC Alternative – The Navy has established a Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) program and is offering the program to qualifying secondary educational institutions. More…

Navy Safe Harbor – Navy Safe Harbor is the lead organization for coordinating the non-medical care of wounded, ill, and injured Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, and their families. More…

New Air Force Travel Card Policy – Funding for lodging costs will be pre-loaded on the card once authorization is approved in the Defense Travel System. More…

TRICARE Offers Young Adult Option – TRICARE Young Adult is a new program offering TRICARE Standard coverage to qualified uniformed services dependents under age 26. More…

TRICARE Softens Referral Policy for Some – Following the recent tornados the DoD has approved a waiver of primary care manager referral requirements in the South Region for the Tuscaloosa, Ala., area. More…

TRICARE Urges Over-the-Counter Caution – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about the use of over-the-counter (OTC) products containing benzocaine, a local anesthetic often given to babies that are teething. More…

The VA’s Million Veteran Program – The program is a VA effort to consolidate genetic, military exposure, health, and lifestyle information together in one single database More…

University Offers Priority Admission – San Diego State University (SDSU) is offering active duty servicemembers, military spouses, family members and veterans an opportunity to appeal for priority admission into the institution. More…

VA Enhancing Caregiver Services – The VA has released the interim final rule for implementing the family caregiver program of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act 2010. More…

VA Focus Helps Homeless Veterans – VA research is showing that tailoring primary care to veterans coping with homelessness may be an effective way to improve their health and put them on the road to permanent housing. More…

VA Sponsors 2K Walk and Roll Events – The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a nationwide 2K Walk and Roll event at more than 130 VA facilities on June 2 in support of employee wellness month. More…

VA and Easter Seals to Aid Caregivers – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Easter Seals formally announced a partnership to provide comprehensive Caregiver Training to Family Caregivers of eligible post-9/11 veterans. More…

VA to Host Small Business Conference – The National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expowill be the largest nationwide conference of its kind focused on helping veteran-owned businesses succeed in winning federal contracts. More…

VA to Issue Debit Cards – The VA will offer beneficiaries without bank accounts the option to enroll in the Direct Express debit card program. More…

 

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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.