Week of September 22, 2014


$400k Financial Security from $36 a Month - Protect your family's financial future for just $36 a Month. Could your family survive if something happened to you? More...

8 Great Care Package Ideas - We often receive questions asking for advice and help with ideas for care packages. We've put together a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. More...

AF Academy Achieves Best Colleges Ranking - The U.S. Air Force Academy ranks high among the nation's top universities in engineering and liberal arts courses. More...

AF Announces Incentive Pay - The Air Force has announced assignment incentive pay and special duty assignment pay up to $300 per month for officers and enlisted members assigned to certain career fields in the nuclear enterprise. More...

AF Announces New Cutoff Dates - The Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System is implementing in stages over the upcoming months. More...

AF Announces Promotions - The Air Force has selected 223 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process. More...

AF Changing Promotion Systems - In July, the chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force announced a series of incremental changes to the Enlisted Evaluation and Weighted Airman Promotion Systems. More...

AF Conducts Force Shaping Board - Air Force commanders notified Airmen who met the service's force shaping board of the results recently. More...

AF Offers Continued Service - Opportunities remain available for Airmen to continue serving while filling critical total force needs in an Air Reserve Component. More...

AF Offers Early Retirement - The Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) recently concluded the survey period for VERA/VSIP Round IV. More...

AF Offers Medical Degree Program - Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a medical degree must submit their application for the Enlisted Medical Degree Preparatory Program by Dec. 1. More...

AF Officer College Course Update - The Air Force Squadron Officer College (SOS) is changing the school's course term length from eight to five weeks starting in fiscal year 2015. More...

AF and Naval Academies Seek Instructors - Eligible active-duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy or U.S. Naval Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 24 to update their Airman Development Plan. More...

Army Seeking Women Volunteers - The U.S. Army is asking for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger course in spring, 2015. More...

Best Colleges for Veterans - U.S. News has produced the Best Colleges for Veterans rankings for a second year. More...

Discharge Upgrades for Vets with PTSD - As many as 80,000 veterans who suffered from PTSD and received Other Than Honorable discharges can use evidence of their PTSD to petition service boards to upgrade the bad paper discharge. More...

Discounted Tickets for Seaworld - Seaworld Parks and Entertainment is offering a special discount to active duty, retired and honorably discharged military members through its "Waves of Honor" program. More...

DoD Offers Hotline - The DoD Inspector General (IG) operates a Hotline that has been instrumental in uncovering fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement. More...

Exchanges Debut New Toys - Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is stocking its shelves with Military-Brat Approved toys. More...

Exchanges Offer Fee-Free Layaway - As the holidays draw closer, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is bringing back its fee-free layaway program. More...

Exchanges Sponsor Scholarship Contest - Students could win a scholarship in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Unilever Rewards of Caring Scholarship contest. More...

Find Your Next Career at Tyco - Tyco is the world's largest fire and security company. A post military career at Tyco will offer rewarding experiences everywhere you look. More...

Fitness Careers for Veterans - Many fitness clubs are reaching out to veterans to fill important job positions. More...

Marine Corps Announces Ribbon - The Secretary of the Navy has established the Marine Corps Combat Instructor Ribbon which will be formally announced soon. More...

Navy Releases Energy App - The U.S. Navy has released a new digital app called "Energy Warrior" that highlights the efforts of Sailors who are taking innovative steps to conserve energy. More...

Navy to Expand Mobile Device List - By the end of 2014 the Naval Enterprise Networks (NEN) program office (PMW-205) expects to provide current approved mobile cellular device users with the option of utilizing iOS and Android devices. More...

RAND Military Survey Study - The RAND Corporation is conducting a Military Workplace Study that includes a survey of service members that is projected to conclude Sept. 24. More...

Saving Lives: Suicide Prevention in the Military - Recently Military.com and DAV hosted a video conference with experts from DAV, VA, the American Legion and the Army to address the issue of suicide prevention. More...

Sources for Suicide Prevention - Military veterans make up 20 percent of suicide deaths each year. Vets4Warriors is a free, confidential peer-to-peer support service. More...

Sponsored Discount: MS Office Pro Plus 2013 - MS Office Pro Plus 2013 for $9.95. Available to active duty members. More...

TRICARE and Behavioral Health Care - TRICARE's Nurse Advice Line is also a valuable resource for beneficiaries currently dealing with the unique stressors of life in the Service. More...

TRICARE and Emergency in Mississippi - The Governor of Mississippi has issued a State of Emergency due to flooding and severe storms in Desoto County. More...

TRICARE and Emergency in Nevada - The Governor of Nevada has issued a state of emergency due to flooding in Clark county and the Moapa Paiute Tribe Reservation. More...

TRICARE to Offer Webinar - TRICARE and Military OneSource are co-hosting a TRICARE For Life webinar, which will review the TRICARE For Life health plan and how it works with Medicare. More...

Tee Off and Support Veterans - The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) is hosting a golf tournament on Monday, Jan. 26 at Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, CA. More...

Updating Navy Contact Information - The Navy's semiannual Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) verification is underway. More...

Use Your VA Loan Now, While Rates are Still Low - 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...

VA Reform Law May Lower Tuition for Vets - A new law bars the VA from paying education assistance to colleges that charge veterans more than in-state tuition rates. More...

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