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10 May 2010 Military Report

From this week's Military.com Military Report, useful financial news:

End of Big Annual Pay Raises? - A Senate subcommittee heard testimony that Congress should end its 12-year run of annual military pay raises that exceed wage growth in the private sector. More...

FSGLI Premiums to Drop in July - The VA announced that military personnel insuring their families under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance program will have reduced out-of-pocket expenses beginning July 1. More...

Flood Claim Assistance for Sailors - Military members and their families who suffered loss of damage to personal property due to Naval Support Activity Mid-South region flooding in Millington, Tenn., may be able to file a claim with the Navy. More...

Fry Scholarship Established - Children of military personnel who died in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001, can apply for a non-competitive educational scholarship based on the new Post-9/11 GI Bill. More...

Hearing on Rural Program - The House Veterans' Affairs Health Subcommittee recently held a hearing to assess the progress of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in implementing an enhanced contract health care pilot program for veterans living in rural areas. More...

High-Tech Job Training for Cal Vets - PG&E's new job training program assists recently separated veterans compete for high pay, high-demand careers in the utility industry. More...

Learn How to Translate Your Military Skills Into a Civilian Resume - Writing a resume is never an easy task, especially when you are transitioning from the military to civilian life and jobs. More...

Military Family Lifestyle Survey - Make your voice heard by taking the 2010 Military Family Lifestyle Survey and get the chance to win $300 just for taking the survey. More...

Navy Mutual Offers $1M Dollars of Coverage - Did you know Navy Mutual now offers up to $1 million of coverage? They understand servicemember needs and provide the coverage levels that meet those needs. More...

Own Your Own Sears Store - Military veterans have the opportunity to win a Sears Hometown Store. More...

Space-A Flights - If it is time for a trip home, but the price of airfare makes it impossible, there is another option: Space-A flights. More...

TRICARE Podcasts Available - The TRICARE Beneficiary Bulletin podcast gives beneficiaries the latest in TRICARE news and updates every week. More...

TRICARE to Host Career Fair - TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) will host its first-ever career fair May 21, 2010 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Westin Tyson Corner, Falls Church, Va. More...

VA Home Loan Still a Good Option in a Bad Economy - More servicemembers and veterans are using their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) home loan guaranty benefit, as VA's loan program remains a strong option in today's housing market. More...

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