22 August 2011 Military Report

Each week, the great folks at Military.com put together a list of all the newest news in military benefits.  The Military Report includes information on education, health care, careers, veterans benefits, housing, and family issues.  Here’s the financial news from the 22 August 2011 edition:

AAFES Apple Sweepstakes – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Unilever to offer Exchange shoppers the chance to win $16,000 worth of electronics. More…

AF Supplemental Promotions – More than 800 Airmen have been selected for promotion to the next higher rank as part of the August enlisted supplemental promotion process. More…

Access Proposed 2012 Pay Charts Now – The White House Budget includes a proposed 1.6 percent across-the-board pay raise for 2012 — check out the charts here. More…

Air Force to Offer Early Outs – All major commands, direct reporting units and field operation agencies are expected to be affected by these actions. More…

Book Stipends for Active Duty – Active duty services and their GI Bill eligible spouses will soon be able to get funding for books and supplies as part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. More…

College Credit for Military Experience – Get the whole story on how college credit for military service really works. More…

DeCA September Case Lot Sale – This will be the second worldwide event where customers can create their own cases by mixing and matching products. More…

Deal of the Week: Save on Back To School – Find savings on the Military.com Discount Center for all of your back to school needs. More…

Don’t Fear Scary Retirement Headlines – Military careerists have been spun up this month by sensational headlines and news bulletins about a plan to “slash” their retirement, citing a “Pentagon study.” More…

Featured Job: Find Your Next Job – Find employers who are looking for your military experience on the Military.com Veteran Employment Center. It’s the largest veteran job board in the world. More…

Find All Your Benefits in One Place – The Military.com Benefits Calculator is designed to quickly and easily connect you with your benefits information based on your service and status. More…

Get Renters Insurance After a PCS Move – If you’re the average U.S. renter with more than $35,000 worth of possessions in your apartment, you will want to get renters insurance. More…

Grants for Homeless Veterans – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced 23 grants totaling $5,436,148 to provide homeless veterans with job training aimed at helping them succeed in civilian careers. More…

New Shot at Med Retirement for Some Vets – The DoD Physical Disability Board of Review is re-evaluating disability ratings for some Veterans medically separated between September 11, 2001, and December 31, 2009. More…

Sailors Study at Sea – The Navy College Program for Afloat College Education (NCPACE) offers college-level undergraduate and graduate courses from regionally accredited learning institutions. More…

TRICARE Offers Transitional Care – When servicemembers leave active duty, TRICARE offers the Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP), a transitional health care option for eligible beneficiaries and their families while they look for new health coverage. More…

TRICARE Seeks Feedback – Do you use TRICARE or the Military Health System? Do you still get your maintenance medications from a retail pharmacy? If so, TRICARE wants to hear from you. More…

Transition Assistance – With active-duty positions being eliminated, it is important for servicemembers identified for separation to use a vital tool — the Transition Assistance Program (TAP). More…

Tuition Assistance Changes Coming – Military tuition assistance may be the next budget axe victim. More…

VA Outlines GI Bill Changes – Programs not leading to college degrees, including programs offered at schools that do not grant degrees, will now be eligible for GI Bill funding. More…

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About the Author

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.