Week of January 19, 2015


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2015 Rates are Still Low -- Use Your VA Loan Now - 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...

714 Air Force Officers to Make Captain - The U.S. Air Force has selected 714 first lieutenants for promotion to captain. More...

AAFES "Because of You" Contest - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is hosting a yearlong "Because of You" program, with new prizes each month. More...

AF Assistance Fund Campaign Kick Off - The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide. More...

AF Offers Online Housing Search - Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official DoD website designed to modernize the way all servicemembers search for housing when relocating. More...

Army Improves Training Management Tool - Improvements to the Army's premier training management tool make it easier for commanders to plan exercises and keep track of their Soldiers' training records. More...

Army SHARP Program - The SHARP (Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention) Program's mission is to reduce sexual offenses within the Army. More...

Bill to Allow Taking Back VA Bonus Cash - Rep. Jeff Miller recently introduced legislation that would give the VA secretary the authority to recoup for cause bonuses paid to VA employees. More...

Building Homes for Heroes - Building Homes for Heroes(R) is committed to rebuilding the lives of the men and women who were injured during the time of the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. More...

Claims for Damaged POVs - Was your vehicle shipped late, lost or damaged? If so, the Military Claim Office (MCO) can help. More...

Congressman Seeks Pay and Compensation Reforms - Nevada congressman Joe Heck plans to tackle two critical priorities for the military while serving as the new chairman of the House armed services' personnel subcommittee. More...

Don't Waste Your VA Loan Benefit -- Use it Now - Now is the time to use your VA Loan. Rates are near historic lows and you don't have to pay PMI or have a large down payment. More...

Eliminate Out of Pocket Costs with MBA Tricare Supplement - Doctor and hospital bills are expensive even when you're covered by TRICARE. Help minimize or even eliminate out-of-pocket expenses. More...

Exchanges Sponsor Sweepstakes - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is encouraging military shoppers to sign up to receive electronic statements from the Exchange Credit Program. More...

Free Hotel Rooms for Vets in WV - Hilton Worldwide and WorkForce West Virginia announce "Operation Opportunity Initiative", which will provide hotel accommodations to assist veterans with job interviews. More...

Free Tax Preparation - The Defense Department, through Military OneSource, is teaming up again this year with H&R Block to offer no-cost tax preparation to the military community. More...

How to Report a Crime in the Army - Special agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime. More...

K9s for Warriors - K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service dogs to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of their military service (post 9/11). More...

Legislation to Boost Vet Employment - Legislation to boost veteran employment will give some former Servicemembers an advantage in hiring -- against civilians and other fellow veterans. More...

Living the Army's Performance Triad - The U.S. Army's Performance Triad is a comprehensive plan to improve readiness and increase resilience. More...

Marine Corps Offers Reserve Bonuses - The U.S. Marine Corps has announced opportunities and incentives for Reserve Marine officers who are willing to laterally move and assume critical skill billets. More...

Military.com Spouse Experience: San Antonio - This event is an opportunity for all military spouses to get together, learn from each other, and share the joys and challenges of military life. More...

NEX Price Match Guarantee - The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) price matching policy guarantees that if customers find a lower price on a product at another retailer, the NEX will match the price. More...

NEX to Offer Help at the Pump - Gas customers with a physical disability can now get assistance pumping their gas due to a partnership between the Navy Exchange Service Command and Inclusion Solutions. More...

National Blood Donor Month - January is National Blood Donor Month, and the Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is encouraging all servicemembers to make a resolution to give blood regularly in 2015. More...

Navy Awards Ranger (CV61) Salvage - The Navy awarded a contract, Dec. 22 for the towing and dismantling of the decommissioned aircraft carrier Ranger (CV 61) to International Shipbreaking, Ltd. More...

Navy Careers Impacted by P-3 Transition - The U.S. Navy recently announced career guidance for Naval Aircrewmen (Mechanical) (AWF) and Naval Aircrewmen (Avionics) (AWV) affected by the shift from P-3C Orion to P-8 Poseidon aircraft. More...

Navy Concludes Study - The Naval Health Research Center recently concluded one of the largest vaccine safety studies in the command's history. More...

Navy Launches Healthy Weight Initiative - The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) has announced the launch of its weight management initiative as part of "Healthy Weight" month in January. More...

Navy Pilots New No-Haircut Requirement - The U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command (RTC) and Officer Training Command (OTC) is running a pilot program that will no longer require female accessions to cut their hair. More...

Navy Seeks Rapid Innovation Cell Applications - Have a radical idea to solve a naval problem? Apply for the CNO's Rapid Innovation Cell (CRIC) for 2015. More...

Navy Studies Dengue Virus - A collaborative study provided evidence that human movement contributes to the spread of dengue virus (DENV) infections, starting outbreaks. More...

One Association, One Voice, Yours. Join MOAA Now - If you join MOAA as a Basic member, you'll gain access to extensive benefits tailored to the needs and lifestyles of military officers. More...

Paragon Systems is Hiring - Paragon Systems provides comprehensive licensed, professionally trained service personnel to departments and agencies of the United States Government. More...

Retirees: Eliminate Out of Pocket Costs with MBA Tricare Supplement - Doctor and hospital bills are expensive even when you're covered by TRICARE. Help minimize or even eliminate out-of-pocket expenses. More...

Secret Weapon Exhibit to Open - A new exhibit at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii in Waikiki tells the story of the Japanese Americans who served in the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) in World War II. More...

Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services' is Hiring - Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services' mission is to provide solutions to ensure the safety and security of the assets of the U.S. Government. More...

Setting Your Family Fitness Goals - "Goal Setting," as defined by the U.S. Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) is used to identify, plan for, and commit to the pursuit of a goal. More...

Sponsored Discount: Military Families Save 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...

Sponsored Discount: Nissan's Got Your Back with Exclusive Savings - You watch our back. Now we've got yours. Nissan is proud to provide eligible military personnel with the best savings program in the country. More...

TRICARE Helps with Resolutions - TRICARE and Operation Live Well encourage you to make a determined approach to becoming a better you than you were last year. More...

TRICARE Home Delivery in San Diego - The Naval Medical Center San Diego Pharmacy Department will be transitioning to the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program managed by Express Scripts. More...

TRICARE Users Must Self Identify on 2014 Tax Forms - TRICARE users will need to identify themselves and their families on their 2014 tax forms as having healthcare coverage, or risk paying a fine. More...

TRICARE to End Coverage Certificates - TRICARE will no longer send beneficiaries certificates of creditable coverage when they lose TRICARE eligibility. More...

TRICARE's E-Prescribing Coming Soon - The Military Health System has deployed electronic prescribing in military pharmacies across its system of clinics and hospitals in the United States. More...

Tax Credit in New York - Under a new law in the State of New York businesses can receive a tax credit for hiring and employing a qualified veteran. More...

Transferring VA Education Benefits - Education benefits may be transferred with the Post-9/11 GI Bill under certain criteria. More...

Travel Cards Receive Chip and PIN Upgrade - Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards (GTC) to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015. More...

Tuskegee Airmen Awarded for Valor - The Tuskegee Airmen were recognized recently for their courage and valor in combat, as they helped pave the way for racial integration in the armed services. More...

Updated for 2015: Basic Allowance for Subsistence - BAS is a continuation of the military tradition of providing room and board (or rations) as part of a servicemember's pay. More...

VA Care for C-123 Crews Due to AO Exposure - An independent panel of scientists has verified that reserve air crewmen and maintainers of C-123 aircraft were exposed to Agent Orange after the Vietnam War. More...

Why a VA Loan Isn't Really a VA Loan - Understanding how a VA guaranteed loan works will help you to make a good decision about whether a VA loan is right for your situation. More...

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