Space A Eligibility Extended for Family of Deployed Troops

August 25, 2015 | Kate Horrell

In a quiet-ish change that occurred on 9 June 2015, the eligibility requirements to use Space A travel within the Continental United States (CONUS) were extended to include the dependents of service … [Read more...]

Changes To Edelweiss Eligibility Hit Many

July 22, 2015 | Kate Horrell

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 use the Army's Edelweiss Lodge and Resort … [Read more...]

Disney Military Discounts 2015

June 30, 2015 | Kate Horrell

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 of their popular Armed Forces Salute … [Read more...]

Where To Find Military Allowance Rates

May 12, 2015 | Kate Horrell

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 right information.  Thankfully, most of the … [Read more...]

Travel Cards Going Chip-and-PIN

May 07, 2015 | Kate Horrell

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 magnetic stripes and chip-and-PIN … [Read more...]

Lodging Costs Vary Dramatically

April 06, 2015 | Kate Horrell

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 of military lodging available.  Maybe. Each branch of the military has … [Read more...]

NFCU Issuing New Credit Cards

April 03, 2015 | Kate Horrell

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 soon.  I asked if they would be chip-and-PIN cards, and she … [Read more...]

Add A Travel Alert to USAA Credit Card

December 26, 2014 | Kate Horrell

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 transactions don't look like I live in the US.  (I can … [Read more...]

Travel Reg Changes Affect Long Trips

October 13, 2014 | Kate Horrell

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 30 days.  They all seem like … [Read more...]

2014-2015 Disney Military Deals

July 22, 2014 | Kate Horrell

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 … [Read more...]

Rental Cars and Ridiculous Charges

June 27, 2014 | Kate Horrell

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 are supposed to offer extra features and additional … [Read more...]

The USO Is There For You!

June 14, 2014 | Kate Horrell

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 Newark, New Jersey, waiting for two of my … [Read more...]

Hersheypark Military Appreciation Day

April 21, 2014 | Kate Horrell

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 for children under three.  The park, located in … [Read more...]

DC Folks: Whitetail Ski Military Appreciation

January 06, 2014 | Kate Horrell

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, a day of discounts for military and … [Read more...]