Week of August 25, 2014


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7 Reasons Your Team Won't Tell You the Truth - One of the key factors in military and civilian leadership is having a team that encourages truth in both directions. More...

AAFES Seeks to Allow Vets to Shop Online - The CEO of the Army Air Force Exchange Service is seeking to allow 18.8 million honorably-discharged veterans to shop online through military exchange services. More...

AF Completes Force Shaping Board - The Force Shaping Board is complete and the results are scheduled for approval shortly. More...

AF Judge Advocate Programs - Air Force officers interested in continuing to serve as a judge advocate are able to apply to the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) and the Excess Leave Program (ELP). More...

AF Professional Reading List - For the past eight years the Air Force has created a comprehensive reading list of motivating and inspiring material. More...

AF Retains Only 5,700 Airmen - Air Force commanders recently notified Airmen who met the service's enlisted retention boards. More...

AF Sets Up Virtual IT Help Desk - The Air Force Enterprise Service Desk is going virtual, and Joint Base San Antonio - Lackland will be the first to see it as it rolls out across the Air Force. More...

AFCMS Offers Insight on ACA - Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody addressed the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, or ACA, during his latest CHIEFchat. More...

Back to School With TRICARE - TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a webinar to educate TRICARE beneficiaries about back-to-school health services. More...

Beware of Debt Collectors - Any debt collector who harasses or threatens you is breaking the law. There are a number of things debt collectors are not allowed to do. More...

Comprehensive Airman Fitness - The goal of Comprehensive Airman Fitness (CAF) is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness. More...

Degrees No Longer Used in Some AF Boards - Effective Dec. 1, advanced academic degrees will no longer be considered for officers meeting line of the Air Force promotion boards below the grade of colonel. More...

Elevator Speeches--Do You Really Need One? - This week's career building tip comes from one of MOAA's Deputy Directors for Career Transition Services, and answers the question with an emphatic: Absolutely. More...

GI Bill Payment Updates for October 1 - The Veterans Administration has announced its new GI Bill payment rates for active duty, Reserve and Guard members, effective October 1, 2014. More...

Marine Reserve Enlisted Retention Survey - The Marine Corps is conducting the fiscal year 2014 Selected Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) Enlisted Retention Survey. More...

Naval War College Marks Centennial - The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) recently marked the centennial year of its NWC's distance education program. More...

Navy Cutting Benefits for Tuition Assistance - Beginning Oct. 1, U.S. Navy tuition assistance will reimburse sailors only for the tuition cost of the course. More...

Navy Professional Career Track - The U.S. Navy's Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program provides unique career opportunities for some first-term Sailors. More...

Navy Senior Enlisted Continuation Board - The U.S. Navy's fiscal year 2015 (FY-15) performance-based Senior Enlisted Continuation board (SECB) will convene Oct. 27. More...

Still Time to Use Your VA Loan in This Year - Now is the time to use your VA Loan. You don't have to pay PMI or have a large down payment. Plus you can get financing up to $417,000. More...

TRICARE Expands Lab Test Coverage - Beginning in September, TRICARE will cover certain laboratory developed tests under a demonstration project. More...

TRICARE Isn't Enough - Save on Copays, Rx and More - Save on the out-of-pocket costs that TRICARE doesn't cover. Save now. More...

Tips for Managing Your Money - Here are some tips to manage your financial resources. (1) Calculate your debt-to-income ratio. Anything below 36 percent is considered acceptable. More...

Tips to Improve Your Voc Rehab Relationship - The key to getting the most out of your VA benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs is to get educated about the VA benefits you seek. More...

VA Loan Grants and Waivers for Disabled Veterans - Zero-down-payment mortgages are a great option, but eligible borrowers can expect access to additional benefits if they are qualified, disabled veterans. More...

Veterans, Find Your Next Career At Bankers - Bankers is offering veterans a career and not just a job. Successful Agents operate with a level of service unmatched in the insurance industry. More...

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