Week of August 25, 2014


$100k Coverage = Family Security from $7 a Month - Protection for less. Get $100k Coverage from only $7 a month. Could your family survive if something happened to you? More...

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 Innovative Businesses Opportunities - The Air Force is searching for innovative, technology-based small businesses to compete for research and development contracts. 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...

AFFES 'Salad Wednesdays' Special - Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are offering a special price to customers with "Salad Wednesdays." More...

AT&L Positions Can Earn Reserve Points - Air Force Reserve Component members who are assigned to designated AT&L positions are eligible to receive Reserve retirement points. More...

Air Reserve Announces Promotions - The Air Reserve Personnel Center has announced results for the Calendar Year 2014 Air Force Reserve Line and Non Line Lieutenant Colonel Promotion Selection Boards. More...

Air Reserve School Selection Results - The Air Reserve Personnel Center has announced selection results from the semi-annual CY14B Reserve School Selection Board. More...

American Legion to Get New Job-Portal - The American Legion's website will feature a portal that will include Military.com's Military Skills Translator (MST) and other job-related services and tools provided by parent company Monster.com. More...

Armed Services Blood Program - The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their families in both peace and war. 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...

C130 Hercules' 60th Anniversary - On August 23, 1954 the YC-130 Hercules made its maiden flight at the Lockheed Martin plant in Burbank, California. The C-130 is still in production today. More...

Changes to Tuition Assistance - Military-wide changes to the military's Tuition Assistance program will require troops to pay back funds if they perform poorly in class beginning Aug. 28. More...

Chart a New Course with American Commercial Lines - American Commercial Lines offers a multitude of career opportunities in which military veterans are able to transition their hard-earned experience and excel. 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...

Exchanges Unaffected by Security Breach - As has been widely reported, a data breach has affected 51 The UPS Store locations in 24 states -- or about 1 percent of stores. More...

Free SAT/ACT Prep Software Online - Military.com and eKnowledge are giving servicemembers, veterans and their families $250 SAT and ACT test prep programs for under $20. 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...

Get $1 Million Family Security from $41 a Month - Protection for less. Get $1 Million Coverage from only $41 a month. Could your family survive if something happened to you? More...

Have You Used Your VA Loan Benefit 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...

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

Marines to Increase Drug Screenings - Due to a policy change, Marines will undergo drug screenings more often and the screenings will be combined with alcohol testing. 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 Changes TA Policies - Commanding officers and officers-in-charge may approve waivers to the one-year requirement that Sailors must be on board their first permanent duty station (PDS) to be eligible for Tuition Assistance (TA). 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 Grad School Vouchers - Naval officers unable to pursue full-time graduate studies now have an additional education option with the FY-15 Graduate Education Voucher (GEV) program. 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...

New Shipboard NEXCOM Retail System - That USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Oscar Austin (DDG 79) are the first ships to receive the new afloat retail point-of-sale systems in their stores. More...

Numbers of VA Claims Explodes - The number of veterans drawing disability compensation from 2000 to 2013 climbed by 55 percent. Surprisingly, a new report found that it has little to do with the influx of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. More...

Retirement Planning for All Ages - It is important to plan for the future today, including knowing how and where you should invest your money to have a comfortable future. More...

Saving Lives: Honest Discussion About Suicide Prevention in the Military - Military.com is joining other organizations to reach spouses, coworkers, family members and military members with practical solutions and advice for preventing suicide among our service members. More...

Space-Track Website Expanded - The Department of Defense has announced additions to its space situational awareness program's Space-Track.org website. More...

Sponsored Discount: Military save an extra 10%* on select PCs & tablets - Because Dell appreciates everything you do for us, they would like to invite you to take advantage of exclusive military discounts on Dell PCs. 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...

TRICARE and California Earthquake Emergency - Due to the recent earthquake in California, a state of emergency has been issued in three counties. Emergency prescription refill procedures are in place through September 23, 2014. 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...

Top 6 Interview Blunders - Civilian job interviews are high-pressure ordeals and can be extremely stressful. To make matters worse, there are a lot of ways you can blow them. More...

Upcoming Career Expos in September - The Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) hosts Career Expos nationwide, which serve all five branches and all ranks of the U.S. military, including veterans. 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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