30 May 2011 Military Report

Lots of good financial info to be found in the 30 May 2011 Military.com Military Report:

AF Program Offers MWR Discounts – The Air Force Central Ticket Program provides discount tickets to Airmen, their families and authorized MWR program customers at nationwide attractions and recreational events. More…

Education for Deployed Soldiers – The Army’s Deployed Digital Training Campus (DDTC) developed by the Army’s Distributed Learning System aims to provide deployed Soldiers with the ability to work on their military education while overseas. More…

Find Military-friendly Jobs – The Veterans Employment Center on Miltary.com has recently been updated; making it easier to use and to find your next job. More…

Gates Suggests Pay Cuts – Pressure from the White House to make $400B in cuts may force reductions in military pay and active duty benefits. More…

Guard Your VA Barcode – A downloadable free “app” for smartphones can scan the barcode on a VA patient I.D. and easily pull up the patient’s Social Security number. More…

Hero Miles Program – The Hero Miles program provides family members with commercial airline flights to injured servicemember in the hospital or to rehabilitation programs through donated frequent flyer airline miles. More…

Pat Tillman Scholarship – The Pat Tillman Foundation’s Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of choice. More…

Returning OIF-OEF Veterans Website – The VA’s Returning Servicemembers (OEF/OIF) website focuses on the needs and questions of veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. More…

Scholarships for Kentucky, Tennessee – An anonymous donor has given $500,000 to the Oklahoma-based Folds of Honor Foundation to provide college scholarships for families of killed or wounded soldiers from Tennessee and Kentucky. More…

Special DeCA Promotions Mean Savings – The Defense Commissary Agency’s (DeCA) industry partners are offering special promotions in June, including coupons and an “Adopt a Soldier” program. More…

TRICARE Covers Cancer Tests – TRICARE has added coverage for the enhanced cervical cancer screening test called HPV DNA. More…

VA Caregiver Support – The VA and Easter Seals are providing caregiver training to family caregivers of eligible post-9/11 veterans. More…

VA Processes Caregiver Applications – New services for primary family caregivers of eligible post-9/11 veterans include a stipend, training, mental health services and possible access to health care insurance. 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.