Week of April 14, 2014


A Look at the Credit Score Benefits of VA Loans - VA loans provide an array of significant homebuying benefits for qualified borrowers, from no down payment or private mortgage insurance to consistently lower interest rates. More...

AAFES Easter Contest - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service wants to fill shoppers' baskets with $3,000 in Exchange gift cards just in time for Easter with its latest contest sponsored by Hershey, Mars and Wrigley. More...

AAFES Homeward Bound Giveaways - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service offers a wide variety of giveaways as part of its Homeward Bound campaign. from April 11-17, one lucky winner will take home a $5,000 Exchange gift card courtesy of XBOX. More...

AAFES Warns of Broker Scams - The Army & Exchange Service is warning military shoppers about scammers posing as servicemembers offering to broker the sale of used boats, cars and motorcycles through the Exchange. More...

AF Warns of IPTU Shortage - Airmen may have a difficult time finding the Air Force improved physical training uniform (IPTU) pants and jackets this spring and summer. More...

Bankers Committed to Hiring Veterans - Start your civilian career with Bankers. As a business solutions leader they can provide endless opportunity and a career path that lets you choose where you want to be. More...

Child Abuse Prevention Month - April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. For more information about child abuse awareness and prevention and the many resources available, contact your base family advocacy program. More...

Equipment Guides: Weapons, Vehicles, and More - Find past and present aircraft, weapons, electronics, and more with the Military.com Equipment Guide. More...

Featured Discount: Special Prices at AFEyewear.com - AFEyewear.com's exclusive pricing on protective eyewear, glasses, and contact lenses is only available to the military community and first responders. More...

Free Online Tutoring for MilFams - Eligible military-affiliated students can receive instant help from an online tutor at military.tutor.com. More...

Future Air Force Aircraft - The Air Force has outlined what the next 25 years for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) will look like in the recently-published RPA Vector. More...

Hottest Jobs for New Veterans - New veterans should seek jobs in the fields of technology, operations management and engineering, according to an annual ranking of the newly-released list, "Top 20 Hot Jobs For Veterans." More...

How to Get An Online Job - According to military spouses who have gotten them, getting a remote job is just as easy (and just as hard) as getting one you have to show up in person for every day. More...

MOAA Storms the Hill, Testifies for Troops - Members of the Military Officers Association of America from 50 states visited nearly all 535 representatives April 9 to discuss actions necessary to support the All-Volunteer Force. More...

Marine Corps Online Tactical Training - The Marine Corps Semper Fit Program's High Intensity Tactical Training Program (HITT) is now available through a website and mobile application. More...

Marine Corps Training on YouTube - Marine Corps Systems Command launched a new YouTube channel that will feature training videos and other information about gear and equipment the command fields to Marines. More...

Navy College to Add Programs - The Navy College Office serving Naval Air Station Pensacola and surrounding locations has announced that it will offer additional degree programs based on the online Educational Needs Assessment Survey conducted late last year. More...

Navy Offers Aviator Bonuses - Qualified Navy aviators can now receive up to $125,000 in bonuses. Aviation Career Continuation Pay bonuses are offered to pilots and naval flight officerst o retain skilled personnel for critical naval aviation billets. More...

Navy Renews Education Voucher Program - The Chief of Naval Personnel has announced funding for the FY-14 Advanced Education Voucher program, which provides financial assistance to selected senior enlisted personnel (E7-E9) to complete post-secondary, Navy-relevant degrees through off-duty education. More...

New AF Core Value Video - Air Force senior leaders recently released a video as part of an ongoing effort to communicate the importance of living and adhering to the service core values. More...

New AF Innovation Program - The Air Force has announced the creation of a new program designed to harness Airmen's innovation. Airmen Powered by Innovation will replace three existing Air Force "good idea" programs. More...

New CSAF Reading List - The Chief of Staff of the Air Force 2014 Reading List contains 12 books, seven films, seven TED talks, web-based resources, artwork and photography selections. More...

PCSing? Ready for a New Home? Use Your VA Loan - If you are PCSing or just ready to move, now is the time to see how much financing you can get with your VA Loan Benefit. More...

SGLI/VGLI Too Much? Get $100k Protection for Only $7 a Month - Protection for less. Get $100,000 in coverage from only $7 a month. More...

Sponsored Discount: Save an Extra 10%* on Select PCs & Tablets - Because Dell appreciates everything you do for us, we would like to invite you to take advantage of exclusive military discounts on Dell PCs featuring 4th Gen Intel(R) Core processors, electronics and so much more. More...

Sr. Enlisted Support Pay Cap and TRICARE Changes - The armed services personnel subcommittee asked the top enlisted leaders how military quality of life would be impacted if Congress votes to cap the annual pay raise again. More...

Study Looks at Helping Caregivers - The largest-ever study of military caregivers has found that Americans who are taking care of veterans who served after 9/11 are younger than other caregivers, are usually employed outside the home and are more likely to care for someone who has a behavioral health problem. More...

Top 8 Bargain Housing Markets Near Military Bases - For servicemembers considering a home purchase, are rising prices bad news? Not necessarily. More...

Updated AF Voluntary Separations - Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. More...