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Financial news from the Military Report dated June 29, 2009:

  • Special Duty Assignment Pay Revised
  • Deal of the Week: Military Coupons
  • AF Increases Special Duty Pay
  • Tuition Assistance Overview and Benefit Pay Out
  • How to Lay Old Glory to Rest
  • New GI Bill Calculator
  • What Comes After SGLI?
  • Featured Job: Government Law Enforcement
  • How Much Can You Afford on a House?
  • New Online Housing Referral Network
  • Website Opens for Post-9/11 GI Bill
  • AFFES Helps Deployed Troops Call Home
  • Navy to Issue PCS Orders
  • Air Force Modifies PCS Policies
  • Navy Suspends Bonus Program
  • Exchanges Offer Firestone Car Centers

    Special Duty Assignment Pay RevisedThe U.S. Navy recently announced revisions in special duty assignment pay (SDAP), which take effect July 26. MoreDeal of the Week: Military has hundreds of discounts exclusively for servicemembers, veterans, retirees, and their families. MoreAF Increases Special Duty PayPentagon officials recently increased Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) for Military Training Instructors (MTIs). MoreTuition Assistance Overview and Benefit Pay OutArmed Forces Tuition Assistance (TA) is a benefit paid to eligible members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. MoreHow to Lay Old Glory to RestWe raised our flags September 11, 2001 and flew them proudly. Our flags stand tall as we leave our mark on foreign soil. MoreNew GI Bill CalculatorThe new GI Bill offers several new benefits above and beyond anything previously offered. However, there are limitations as to how and where these benefits can be applied. MoreWhat Comes After SGLI?Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance coverage ends 120 days after you leave active duty service. Do you have plans for how you are going to meet your life insurance needs once your SGLI expires? MoreFeatured Job: Government Law EnforcementUse your military experience to get an exciting career in law enforcement. MoreHow Much Can You Afford on a House?The rule of thumb is that a military family can comfortably afford a home that is up to three times their average annual household income. MoreNew Online Housing Referral NetworkThe Department of Defense implemented its new Internet-based Automated Housing Referral Network to facilitate the long-distance house-hunting process MoreWebsite Opens for Post-9/11 GI BillThe Defense Department signed off June 22 on policies and procedures servicemembers will use to transfer their unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their spouses or children. MoreAFFES Helps Deployed Troops Call HomeJust in time for the Fourth of July, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's "Help Our Troops Call Home" phone card program keeps American troops in touch with their families back home. MoreNavy to Issue PCS OrdersThe Navy announced it will resume issuing permanent change of station (PCS) orders following a three-month delay due to a budget shortfall. MoreAir Force Modifies PCS PoliciesAir Force officials modified two permanent change of station (PCS) policies to give Airmen more flexible assignment options and better force development opportunities. MoreNavy Suspends Bonus ProgramBased on the number of Sailors who enlisted this year under the selective re-enlistment bonus program the Navy reached its congressional authority funding limit for this fiscal year. MoreExchanges Offer Firestone Car CentersThe Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is teaming up with Firestone Complete Auto Care to provide services at 30 Army posts and Air Force bases. More

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