25 July 2011 Military Report

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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Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.