Week of September 29, 2014


$100k Financial Security = $7 a Month - Protection for less. Could your family survive if something happened to you? More...

'Ready Navy' Emergency Prep Website - Ready Navy is becoming the Navy's "Go-To" resource for emergency preparedness. More...

2014 Tax Break, No PMI, $0 Down VA Loan - 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...

AAFES 'Military Brat-Approved' Toys - Military shoppers hunting for the hottest holiday toys can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service as special Toyland sections launched on Sept. 17 worldwide. More...

AF Changes Performance Reports - Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, has explained that Airmen can expect the elimination of the numbered EPR. More...

AF Makes Part of Oath Option - The Air Force is allowing both enlisted members and officers to omit the words "So help me God" from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. More...

AF Professional Military Education - The U.S. Air Force has released the latest installment of Roll Call, which outlines the way forward for enlisted professional military education. More...

Air Reserve BAH Deadline Approaching - The recertification deadline for Individual Reservists who receive the basic allowance for housing (with dependent rate) is Oct. 31. More...

Air Reserve Pay Process Change - Effective immediately, the responsibility for processing Air Force Reserve Incapacitation Pay requests is being transferred. More...

Airmen of the Year Named - The award recognizes 12 outstanding enlisted servicemembers who demonstrate superior leadership, job performance, community involvement and personal achievements. More...

DoD Recognizes POWs/MIAs - Nearly 1,500 Airmen are still missing and unaccounted-for from various conflicts and there are more than 83,000 Americans still unaccounted-for across the DoD. More...

DoD to Improve Financial Protection Rules - The DoD issued a proposal that would expand the types of credit products that are covered under the Military Lending Act. More...

Hispanic Heritage Month - During National Hispanic Heritage Month, servicemembers are encouraged to join celebrations at bases and installations that celebrate the contributions and culture of citizens of Latin American descent. More...

House Passes Veteran Bills - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed four veterans related bills extending certain programs and benefits and enabling construction of new VA facilities. More...

IG Now Says Waitlist Led to Vets Deaths - In a stunning reversal, the VA's acting inspector general now says that long wait times at VA health care facilities in Phoenix did contribute to a number of veterans' deaths. More...

Match Your Skills with Jobs at Capital One - Your military experience can translate to a successful civilian career at Capital One. Your problem-solving, leadership, and communication skills will help you thrive. More...

Navy Announces Holiday Mailing Deadlines - The Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) has released the mail-by dates for pre-Dec. 25 deliveries of holiday cards, letters, and packages. More...

Navy Authorizes Hardship Duty Pay - Hardship Duty Pay - Tempo (HDP-T) will be paid to Sailors and Marines, active duty and reserve, deployed beyond 220 consecutive days, effective Sept. 17, 2014. More...

Navy Explains Vehicle Shipment Issues - The new contract for shipping privately-owned vehicles overseas and back moves more responsibility for performance within established timelines to the contractor, IAL. More...

Riverine Force Opportunity for Navy Women - The U.S. Navy has announced that women can now be assigned to the Coastal Riverine Force Joint Terminal Attack Controller (CRF JTAC) training and positions. More...

Senator Supports Full MilPay Raise - Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced an amendment to the Senate version of the defense authorization bill to support a 1.8 percent pay raise for those in uniform. More...

TRICARE and Current Disaster Alerts - Disaster alerts are currently in effect in several states including Arizona, California, Hawaii, Mississippi, and Nevada. More...

VA Caregiver Program Excludes Many - The unprecedented package of extensive caregiver benefits excludes most family members who are primary caregivers to severely ill and injured veterans. More...

VA Develops Mobile App for TBI - The VA has developed "Concussion Coach," a mobile application that is designed to enable users to recognize and assess symptoms. More...

Women in the Air Force - As the Air Force recently celebrated its 67th birthday on September 18, 2014, the story of women in the Air Force parallels that of the Air Force itself. More...

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