13 June 2011 Military Report

Amongst all the news at the 13 June 2011 Military Report hosted by Military.com, financial news of all flavors:

5 Things to Do When You Get PCS Orders – Now that you’ve gotten your PCS orders, what’s the next step? More…

American Legion Offers Grants – The American Legion’s National Emergency Fund (NEF) offers grants to Legionnaires and SAL members if their Legion membership is active and if they have been displaced from their primary residence by a natural disaster. More…

Apply for the USAF JAG Program – Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program (FELP) and Excess Leave Program (ELP) are being accepted from Air Force officers from January, 2012 through March 1, 2012. More…

Deal of the Week: Summertime Savings – Find military-friendly discounts on anything from theme park admission to concerts and movies. More…

Featured Job: Veteran Jobs Center – Military.com’s Veteran Employment Center can help you find your next assignment by connecting you with hundreds of military-friendly employers. More…

Future of Pay and TRICARE Unclear – Secretary of Defense Nominee, Leon Panetta, has earned a reputation for slashing budgets while serving in Congress and later in the Clinton White House. More…

GI Bill Confusion Again? – The GI Bill is undergoing changes once again — learn more about them and how to use your GI Bill. More…

Homeless Reintegration Grants – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is awarding 122 grants totaling more than $28 million to provide approximately 17,000 veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless with job training. More…

House Hearing On Vet Employment – The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs recently met to discuss how to put America’s veterans back to work. More…

Navy Mutual Offers $1M of Coverage – NMAA understands your needs and provides the coverage levels you want to protect your family’s future. More…

Navy Offers Relocation Assistance – Sailors now have additional resources and information to help make Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves more manageable through the Relocation Assistance Program, offered by the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). More…

New Mental Health Facility in Bay Pines – The VA will construct a new mental health facility at the VA medical center at Bay Pines, Fla. More…

Oregon Lowers Vet Home Loan Rates – The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) has lowered its 30-year term fixed home mortgage rate for qualified veteran home buyers. More…

Prepare for Hurricane Season – TRICARE offers its beneficiaries a checklist of health-related items to include for each family member. More…

Reminder: Designate a Pay Beneficiary – The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) asks military retirees to designate an arrears of pay (AOP) beneficiary and update their designation as often as necessary. More…

Superior Life Insurance for Your Family – No medical exam required for active duty, Guard, and Reserve under age 50, for coverage up to $250,000. More…

TRICARE ECHO Helps Families – For beneficiaries with specific mental or physical disabilities, TRICARE’s Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) provides benefits, including financial assistance that is not available through the basic TRICARE program. More…

TRICARE Script Your Future – TRICARE recently launched its Script Your Future campaign, which encourages patients to take their medications as directed. More…

The Guardian Scholarship Fund – College-bound children of National Guardsmen who lost their lives in support of the war on terrorism can now apply for up to $25,000 in scholarship funds. More…

VA Expands TSGLI Eligibility – Servicemembers and veterans previously ineligible to receive insurance payments for some injuries will soon have the opportunity to submit claims for the Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection program. More…

VA-owned Properties for Sale – Sometimes veteran foreclose on their VA loans, and their homes may end up in the federal real estate inventory. Find out how to take advantage of VA-owned properties for sale. More…

VETS Grants for Job Training – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced 22 grants totaling more than $9 million to provide approximately 4,000 veterans with job training to help them succeed in civilian careers. More…

VSOs Help Vets Find Hidden Benefits – Across the country, there are many benefit programs that many veterans are often unaware they could be taking advantage of. 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…

 

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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.
  • milton tarver

    Would like to fill form, that allows me to see my E Benefits (pension), seems it never works for me, Even after being advised to do so after a number of times. I am full of mistakes.