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Disney Military Deals for 2016

Disney has announced their military discount tickets for the 2016 calendar year.  If you’re thinking back and remembering that previous Disney discount offers ran from…



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Changes To Edelweiss Eligibility Hit Many

A recent review of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) between the United States and Germany has resulted in significant changes to eligibility criteria to…


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Disney Military Discounts 2015

Disney!  Just the word gets kids and grownups equally excited!  That’s why it is great news that the greater Disney companies have announced the extension…


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Where To Find Military Allowance Rates

Military pay can be complicated, with literally hundreds of possible pays and allowances.  And sometimes it can be hard to know where to find the…


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Travel Cards Going Chip-and-PIN

In order to better support the global nature of their customers, Department of Defense (DoD) Government Travel Charge Cards are now being issued with both…


Army lodge.

Lodging Costs Vary Dramatically

After a few years around the military, I have finally gotten the hang of the hows and whys of the costs for the various types…


Navy Federal Credit Union

NFCU Issuing New Credit Cards

A friend who works for Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) just told me that I should be expecting new credit cards in the mail relatively…


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Add A Travel Alert to USAA Credit Card

I’m quite fond of USAA, but one thing drives me MAD…having my credit card account frozen for potential fraud because I live overseas and my…


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Travel Reg Changes Affect Long Trips

If your job sends you on long-term temporary duty, changes to the travel regulations will impact your reimbursements, especially when that temporary duty (TDY) exceeds…


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2014-2015 Disney Military Deals

Disney Parks Blog has announced the military promotional tickets available for the 2014-2015 season at both the Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.  Often called Military…


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Rental Cars and Ridiculous Charges

I’ve recently rented a few cars, and I am fascinated by the lack of knowledge by the rental car sales representatives.  I understand that they…


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The USO Is There For You!

Half my family is in the middle of a going-home-to-see-family adventure.  Several things haven’t gone quite as planned, and so I find myself unexpectedly in…


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Hersheypark Military Appreciation Day

This Sunday, 27 April 2014, Hersheypark is hosting a special event at which military families can buy admission tickets for just $25 per person, free…


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DC Folks: Whitetail Ski Military Appreciation

Attention to all my readers in the greater DC area:  on Thursday, 6 February 2014, Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania is offering Operation Thank You,…


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Tallying Tolls With Your Transportation

I’ve been visiting family in the Washington, D.C. area, and I’ve been reminded of how tolls and parking add to the overall cost of transportation….


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Free Meals on 4 July

Traveling over Independence Day?  Truck stop chains TA Travel Centers and Petro Truck Stops are offering free meals to active duty, reserve and veteran military members.  Eligible…


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All Entertainment Books Just $9.99

I’ve always been a fan of discount books such as the Entertainment books.   They are pricey if you get them at full price, but…


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How To Enjoy Your Staycation

For the last few years, the news has been full of talk about “staycations.”  The idea is simple:  instead of travelling for a vacation, stay…