Week of November 24, 2014


$400k Financial Security from only $26 a Month - Protection for less. Could your family survive if something happened to you? More...

10 Lame Excuses for Not Serving - The prestige of service with the U.S. military can have strange, albeit predictable, effects on civilians including a need to explain why they never joined. More...

Dining at AAFES Open to All - Army and Air Force Exchange Service's more than 1,280 restaurants and 330 Expresses worldwide are open to anyone. More...

Groups Fight for 2015 Pay and Benefits - Troop advocates led by the powerful MOAA are pressing key senators to reconsider controversial budget proposals that would cut military pay and benefits. More...

Operation Encore Vet Music Project - Operation Encore is a "veteran music project" that brought singers and songwriters together to put their military experiences to song and verse. More...

Phone Cards for Deployed Sailors, Marines - Sailors and Marines in more than 70 deployed units away from their homeports will be given a free $10 phone card to call loved ones back home. More...

Rates Near Historic Lows, 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...

Some Mental Health Providers Ill Prepared - A new study has found that most community-based mental health providers are not well prepared to take care of the special needs of military veterans and their families. More...

Study Finds Vets Under Employed - A study has found that more than half of employed veterans report that they are or were in jobs beneath their skill sets. More...

Study: Docs Could Help Reduce Suicides - A new study suggested that military doctors could reduce suicides among soldiers with psychiatric conditions by using a new screening system. More...

Tech Gear Review: Home Security - Okidokeys remote lock system aims to replace your deadbolt with a remote control system that can both make your doors easier to lock and unlock. More...

VA Accelerated Care Initiative - The VA has prioritized efforts to accelerate veterans off of wait lists and into clinics through the Accelerated Care Initiative begun over the summer. More...

VA Mails Choice Cards - The VA began mailing Veterans Choice Cards on November 17 to veterans currently waiting more than 30-days from their preferred date. More...

VA Sponsors Small Business Event - The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will sponsor the 4th annual National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE), December 9-11, 2014. More...

Veteran Grants Available in Texas - Organizations that support veterans can now apply for more than $6 million in grants through the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. More...

Veterans, Bring Your Talents to Prudential - Discipline. Leadership. Excelling under pressure. As a veteran, you're transitioning from active duty with a set of proven, highly valuable skills and talents. More...

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