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25 July 2011 Military Report

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Military.com does a great job of bringing together all sorts of information on all sorts of military benefits.  Each week, we publish the hot news in a compilation called the Military Report.  Financial news from this week's Military Report includes:

Alaska Sea Service Scholarships - The Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) have announced eligibility requirements for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship for academic year 2012-2013. More...

Army Culture College in Europe - Installation Management Command Europe will transition Headstart into Culture College in all U.S. Army in Europe garrisons beginning Aug. 1. More...

Calculate Your Military Pay - Calculate your gross monthly pay by rank, location or duty. See how much you'll make at your next duty station. More...

Caregiver Hearing Held - The Subcommittee on Health is monitoring implementation of the Caregivers program at VA, including ensuring eligibility requirements are fair and consistently applied. More...

Companion Dogs for Veterans - The Department of Veterans' Affairs (VA) has announced a new pilot program that will emphasize dogs' therapeutic potential for veterans. More...

Energy Employment for Vets - With the unemployment rate high among post-9/11 Vets, the Department of Energy has instituted a new program called Troops to Energy. More...

Exchange Shoppers Save - Shoppers can get coupons through the mail and online through Facebook and Twitter. More...

Featured Entertainment Discounts - Find discounts for all your entertainment needs -- everything from reduced admission to museums and movie tickets. More...

Featured Job: Find Law Enforcement Jobs - Find military-friendly law enforcement jobs and get targeted job search advice. More...

Join the Active Guard Reserve - The Active Guard Reserve (AGR) program allows Soldiers transitioning off active duty the opportunity to compete for AGR positions closer to home. More...

Military Families Get $1M in Coverage - You can get $250,000 of life insurance protection for a full ten years at a fixed premium rate, all done without the hassle of getting a physical. More...

Plan Could Mean a Smaller COLA - An effort to reduce government expenses could mean smaller COLAs in the future. More...

Resources for the Online House Hunt - Here's a list of online resources to help you find a new house in your new city. More...

Senate Passes GI Bill Fairness - If signed by the President, H.R. 1383 will help vet currently attending non-public colleges and unversities, avoid out of pocket expenses. More...

Senate Seeks $80B in Benefit Cuts - "Gang of Six" plans could mean a reduction in retiree COLA and demands that the armed services committees make $80 billion in cuts. More...

TRICARE Standard Offers Options - TRICARE Standard gives beneficiaries have the freedom to choose any TRICARE-authorized provider, including those outside of the network. More...

TRICARE in an Emergency - Understanding when something constitutes an emergency room or urgent care visit can help TRICARE beneficiaries save money and time. More...

VA ASPIRE Website - The Department of Veterans Affairs expanded its performance and productivity website by making additional data available to the public. More...

VA Offers More Details on GI Bill Changes 072511 - The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 was recently signed into law -- we've got details on all the changes. More...

VA Pilots Child Care Program - The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched free, drop-in childcare service centers at three VA medical centers. More...

VA to Provide Housing - HUD will provide $46.2 million to public housing agencies to supply permanent housing and case management for 6,790 homeless veterans in America. More...

VOW to Help Unemployed Vets - The House Committee on Veterans' Affairsis encouraging legislation to curb the rising rates of unemployment among America's veteran population. More...

Vet Small Business Conference Dates - The National Veterans Small Business Conference helps veterans build their businesses, expand contracting opportunities, and more. More...

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