6 June 2011 Military Report

 

 

From the weekly Military Report published by Military.com, financial news on a variety of topics:

AF Early Retirement Boards – The Air Force is preparing for upcoming selective early retirement boards (SERB), including one for colonels. More…

AF PLAYpass Discounts – Single Airmen returning from deployment and families of deployed members can receive special discounts at select Force Support Squadron activities. More…

Are You Eligible for a VA Home Loan? – Are you eligible for a VA home loan? Read on to find out more on VA Form 26-1880 and if you qualify. More…

Be Ready for Hurricane Season – To be ready for hurricane season, we’ve assembled many online resources to help you prepare, and stay informed. More…

Bill to Expand GI Bill Transferability – A bill has been introduced in Congress that would expand Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability to cover those who have been retired due to disability or medical reasons and allows retirees to make the transfer within 36 months of their retirement. More…

Deal of the Week: Big Military Discounts – Visit the Military.com Discount Center to find thousands of coupons and deals for your military family, including specials for Father’s Day. More…

Grants for Veterans Job Training – In support of America’s veterans, the Labor Department has announced $37 million in grants to provide job training for about 21,000 veterans. More…

Mullen Warns of Pay Cuts – Admiral Mullen recently joined Defense Secretary Gates in warning that military pay and benefits will be reduced to make the drastic cuts needed. More…

MyPay Goes Mobile – Users of myPay now can check pay statements on the go using a smartphone or other mobile device that has a web browser. More…

Navy Changes Aviation Pay – The Navy announced recently that it has restructured the Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) program for fiscal year 2011. More…

Navy Retention Board Deadline – The Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) quotas, which identify competition within individual ratings, pay grades, and years-of-service categories, were recently made available to Sailors. More…

Study Looks at Veteran-Owned Businesses – A recently released U.S. Census report shows that veterans currently own 2.4 million businesses – roughly 9 percent of the national total. More…

TRICARE Emergency Procedures – TRICARE reminds subscribers to check the “Emergency Refill Too Soon” procedures during state emergencies due to storms and tornadoes. More…

TRICARE Too Sweet a Deal? – A recent USA Today editorial stated that the “Military’s TRICARE Benefits are Too Sweet a Deal.” More…

Understanding Military Pay – This week’s pay news includes a pay raise request for 2012 — check out the proposed 2012 Military Pay Charts. More…

VA Disaster Assistance – The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that special disaster assistance may be available to veterans with VA-guaranteed home loans who have been affected by recent tornados. More…

Visit Museums this Summer for Free – Servicemembers and their families can visit a wide array of museums for free now through Labor Day. More…

Webinars that Help Veterans Find Work – Monster.com is offering a three-part webinar series on June 20th, 22nd, and 24th to help veterans find work. More…

Be sure to see the entire Military Report for information on education, entertainment, medical, housing, and other military-related subjects.

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.