Week of March 23, 2015


'Onward to Opportunity' Vet training - Onward to Opportunity is a new national program that will deliver tailored, industry-specific training and certifications to service members and spouses prior to transition. More...

2015 Diplomatic Career Fellowship for Vets - The U.S. Department of State is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2015 class of Veterans Innovation Partnership Fellowship Program. More...

2015 Warrior Games Set for June - The Department of Defense's (DoD's) Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. More...

26 Airmen Promoted Via Supplemental List - The Air Force selected 26 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process. More...

3 Top VA Loan Tips - There are numerous advantages to having a VA mortgage. A VA mortgage loan can be guaranteed with no money down, in some cases up to $417,000. More...

A New Leash on Life - Stars and Stripes reports that at the nonprofit organization Warrior Canine Connection, wounded warriors train service dogs that help other wounded warriors. More...

AAFES 'You Made the Grade' Program - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students who excel in the classroom with its You Made the Grade program. More...

AF Professional Development Teams Meet - Development teams from various Air Force specialties will convene between May and August 2015 to consider eligible officers for squadron and deputy group commander positions. More...

AF Selective Reenlistment Bonus - Enlisted Airmen in 23 Air Force specialty codes may be eligible to receive a selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) effective March 12. More...

Air Force Assistance Fundraiser - The Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to the Air Force family in need. More...

Air Force Combines Officer Accession - The Air Force Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama has removed all service component distinctions from its line officer commissioning courses. More...

Careers for Veterans at Sprint - At Sprint, we value and honor members of the military who serve our country. Sprint is widely recognized for our strong commitment to the military. More...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Reduce Suicides - Military personnel who receive cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the short-term may reduce their probability of attempting suicide. More...

Comcast Hiring Veterans - At Comcast, we know what it means to serve -- thousands of veterans have joined our diverse team of talented, passionate and driven professionals. More...

Discounted Golf for Service Members & Veterans - Military Tee Times allows all Members of the Armed Forces, all Veterans, and all Military Family Members to find and book the best tee times and courses online 24/7. More...

DoD Budget Plans Alarm JCS - The Joint Chiefs of Staff and other military leaders over the past week have sharpened warnings that force readiness is unraveling and it could plummet. More...

Hot Video: 5 Things You Don't Know About Body Armor - In this week's edition of our ongoing video series, we take a closer look at body armor, and unveil some interesting facts. More...

How Proposed Benefit Changes Affect You - The MOAA breaks down the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) recommendations on pay and retirement, health care, and quality of life. More...

Know Your Part, Do Your Part - The U.S. Navy has announced the Department of Defense 2015 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) theme of "Eliminate Sexual Assault: Know your part. Do your part." More...

March 29 Is Vietnam Veterans Day - "The Vietnam War is a story of service members of different backgrounds, colors, and creeds who came together to complete a daunting mission." More...

Medals for Operation Freedom's Sentinel - Operation Freedom's Sentinel is now a qualifying operation for award of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. More...

Military Discounts for Major League Baseball Games - Major League Baseball teams are showing their appreciation for service members, both past and present, with military discounts on 2015 game tickets. More...

Military.com Launches New Pay App - Military.com recently launched a new mobile app that will allow service members instantaneous access to information about their pay and allowances. More...

Must-see PTSD Video: That Which I Love Destroys Me - Watch a must-see documentary of two elite warriors' first hand accounts of their struggles with PTSD. More...

Navy Extends Youth Center and MWR Hours - Beginning in April, Navy Installations Command will extend Child Youth Center and MWR Fitness Center hours of operation in several locations as part of a pilot program. More...

Navy Offers Oral Histories of Women Vets - The stories of some of the earliest women in America's Navy have been compiled at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island. More...

New Army Traffic Regs in Hawaii - U.S. Army Hawaii Regulation 190-5, the new USARHAW Traffic Code went into effect March 16. More...

New Navy Episode on Malaria - The U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) has released the newest episode of its show, "Scrubbing In." More...

New Navy Lodging Facility in Bethesda - Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) recently opened a new facility at the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bethesda, Maryland. More...

New Navy Maritime Strategy - The sea services have released a new maritime strategy in a plan that describes how they will design, organize, and employ naval forces. More...

Odds Against Younger Veterans in Hunt for Job - The unemployment rate for veterans in 2014 was 5.3 percent, down from 6.6 percent in the year before and below the 6 percent rate for civilians. More...

Pick Your Own Cuts: GI Bill - A commission convened by Congress suggested a series of changes to military education benefits. More...

Preparing to Move - Preparation for the upcoming peak moving season for service members has begun. Here are several moving tips. More...

Protect Your Family: $100k Coverage from Just $7 a Month - Family Protection for less. Could your family survive if something happened to you? More...

Report on Pope AFB Mid-Air Collision - The Air Mobility Command released the results of its accident investigation board (AIB) regarding a Dec. 1, 2014, mid-air collision near Pope Army Airfield and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. More...

Save on Your TRICARE Rx Costs - Don't spend money you don't have to. New medications are now covered with TRICARE. Find out how much you can save. More...

Sound Off: Lower Drinking Age for Troops? - The U.S. is an outlier when it comes to drinking age. There are very few countries that set the legal age of purchase at 21, and most opt for 18. More...

Two Factors to Blame for F-15 Crash - The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa have released the results of the accident investigation into the Oct. 8, 2014, crash of an F-15D Eagle near Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. More...

USAF Warrior Wellness Program - The U.S. Air Force Academy's Warrior Wellness program has helped over 100 soldiers and their families reconnect amid new realities and rehabilitation. More...

VA Changes Health Care Eligibility - Effective 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs has eliminated the use of net worth as a determining factor for both health care programs and copayment responsibilities. More...

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