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17 October 2011 Military Report

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2012 Navy Selective Early Retirement - Results from the U.S. Navy's Fiscal Year 2012 Selective Early Retirement Board (SERB) have been approved and notifications are complete. More...

AF Libraries an Online Option - Air Force libraries use an online library called OverDrive that allows Airmen and families to 'check out' e-books, audio books, music and movies. More...

Army Professional Development Toolkit - The U.S. Army has a Professional Development Toolkit website that contains resources for professional development opportunities for America's Army -- Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members. More...

Get Local: New Military.com Base Guides - Looking for the best tacos in town or the perfect spot for a romantic dinner? Did you find a business that you think other servicemembers should visit -- or avoid? More...

Honor a Hero Vet's Job Fair - California's 5th Annual Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair will be held on Nov.1. More...

How Much Is Your GI Bill Worth? - The Post-9/11 GI Bill has expanded eligibility, new monthly stipend rates for online students, and more -- learn how much it's worth for you. More...

McCain Okay With Military Benefit Cuts - Sen. McCain sent a letter to the budget supercommittee in which he offered his support for the President's proposed budget cuts. More...

Microsoft, Senate Round Meet on Vet Jobs - The Veterans' Affairs Committee and Microsoft Corp. recently discussed the training and hiring of America's unemployed veterans for skilled jobs. More...

More Homelessness Vets Program Grants - Eleven states will share more than $10.3 million in grants to community groups to provide enhanced services for homeless veterans this year. More...

Navy Civilian Job Opportunities - A series of checklists and fact sheets to help individuals with the application process is available at the Navy's Hiring Reform webpage. More...

South Dakota Offers Vet Bonus - South Dakota offers a bonus to members of the Armed Forces who were legal residents of the state for no less than six months. More...

Tips for Making a Disability Claim - Learn how to avoid the mistakes others have made when applying for VA benefits. More...

Tuition Assistance Overview - The Armed Forces offers Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Guardsman, and Airmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. More...

Understanding Military Pay - See 2011 and 2012 Pay Charts and get information on Advance Pay, Enlisted Breakdowns, Flight Pay, Hardship, Pay Allotments, and more. More...

VA Refinance For Building Equity Faster - A reduced term VA refinance loan may enable you to cut your mortgage duration by as much as half. More...

Vets Work Act Passes House - The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act with more than 400 votes. More...

Video Library: VA Loan Eligibility - We've put together a library of quick videos to help you understand your VA Loan Benefits. More...

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